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Chester Cathedral

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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 01244 324756
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fantastic cathedral

It was a delight to see this beautiful cathedral it was extremely interesting and very well set out and maintained to a high standard the grounds were also beautiful and a must to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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sheffield, England
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sheffield, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was a delight to see this beautiful cathedral it was extremely interesting and very well set out and maintained to a high standard the grounds were also beautiful and a must to see while visiting chester

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

What an amazing and humbling experience, you really have to spend time at this amazing cathedral when you visit Chester. Its size, architecture windows, stillness, silence and sense of calm leave you breathless.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, with helpful signage to explain certain points of interest. I particularly enjoy the Consistory Court, the oldest complete ecclesiastical court in the country. There was a brief, but humorous, list of a selection of cases heard by the court in the 17th century. The two ladies who were on the ticket desk (at around lunch time, on 1/3/15)... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is an above average cathedral visit, and is made better by the restaurant's historic setting. Really wonderful way to break away from the lovely downtown and shopping area of Chester, one of the best towns to visit in the Isles.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

an interesting mix of old and new. the steward was wonderful and did her best to sort out our unusual questions

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Although there are many things to see in the Cathedral, my visit was greatly enhanced by the guided tour. Reg has been providing tours for many years but shows excitement and genuine enthusiasm for his topics and visitors. He was able to bring to life history that I would never have imagined. Well worth the time to visit and explore!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a beautiful building in its own right, aside from the ancestral attachments... The iron work statues were beautiful, as are the ornate carvings to the seating; and when walking around I had a sense of awe for the age and energies attached to this magical space. SW :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

if you are there mid afternoon on a Saturday the boys choir and organ are amazing to see as they are both truly stunning Really!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well if you have seen one church you have seen them all , very nice inside spent about 20 mins inside

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

When we went to the Cathedral, they had a Lewis Carroll exhibition. It was lovely. Well set and free to enjoy (donations were encouraged) Would definately go again.

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