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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 441244324756
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a centre...

Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a centre of excellence in Church Music with a rich and fascinating heritage.

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First place to really visit in Chester and it's an impressive Cathedral. Very well presented for tourists with lots to see, read and learn about. Worth popping in. Not quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

First place to really visit in Chester and it's an impressive Cathedral. Very well presented for tourists with lots to see, read and learn about. Worth popping in. Not quite on the impressive scale as say Worcester, Gloucester or Hereford but nice.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Beautiful cathedral, lots of historic interest inside with many religious murals. Lovely stained glass windows.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow-another beautiful cathedral! We can never get enough of the richness and beauty of cathedrals. However Chester Cathedral was one of our favorites as it's character oozed with charm and peace. A must to experience.

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Thank Coreen D
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting the city of Chester, you must take time out to go into the cathedral. It's a magnificent building which is full of history. There are refreshments and a gift shop.

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Thank Mike W
Warrington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To consider the time that this was built and the events since then makes you think. Beautifully maintained and a fabulous example of cathedrals in the UK.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came to the cathedral today to escape the rain and take in the exquisite architecture on show. The cathedral dominates cheaters skyline with its castle like tower poking out over the top and it's an attraction that is not to be missed. The entry is free however they do suggest a donation is made. Inside is full of great architecture... More 

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Back after many years to Chester. A beautiful cathedral with a great Lego experience (much to the delight of my Lego enthusiastic son) A quiet calm with amazing stained glass windows. It was lovely to come back to visit and to be met by welcoming staff who clearly loved the cathedral and wanted to make all visits special.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this whilst wondering around Chester. Free to go in, they do ask for a small donation of £3 each but this is totally optionally. If you don't want to pay don't stand in the que just walk past and walk in. The building is massive & absolutely stunning. The features inside are amazing to see. There's a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful and rather big cathedral. We went in during service and in a bit of a rush so I didn't have a chance to stop at every single spot to admire everything properly, but I can tell you for sure there's a great deal to admire! The architecture of the place is wonderful, the coloured glasswork of the window... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in on the evening and had a quick look round. I always thought you had to pay to go in so was surprised to be let in the side and not pay. Very serene and reflective atmosphere and beautiful Windows and arches. They do have a Lego section inside which you need to pay to see but it wasn't... More 

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