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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1244 324756
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Amazing cathedral. Incredible pipe organ. Beautiful recitals on a regular basis. Cafe very pricey - take a flask! A hot chocolate was £2.75. A must as part of your visit to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Chester, United Kingdom

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing cathedral. Incredible pipe organ. Beautiful recitals on a regular basis. Cafe very pricey - take a flask! A hot chocolate was £2.75. A must as part of your visit to Chester.

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Thank ANNA M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a really good look around here for the first time the other day , it was the final couple of days before the christmass tree festival finished so that was an added bonus . For no fee this place is really good , you would really struggle to find anything like this place thats free .There is even a... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited with my 6 year old grandson, who is always on the go, and was a little worried that there might not be enough of interest for a small person. We were delighted to find plenty to look at - we toured the Christmas Tree display (wonderful) and then went into the main body of the cathedral, where we had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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862 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A map of Chester reveals how the cathedral sits almost in the dead centre of the city. Built between 1093 and the 16th century although extensively restored in the 19th it is, in fact, a church built on one side of the cloister of the monastic institution it originally was. On the Sunday morning we visited choir and members of... More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the most amazing cathedral I've ever seen, big gardens and lot of history inside. You can go upstairs to the tower and see all the city from there. The entry is free but going up its about 6 pounds

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Thank Rebeca D
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chester cathedral is beautiful and steeped in history we visited on a Sunday morning so the choir were singing and the organist was playing- beautiful also worth a visit at Christmas time for the Christmas tree festival.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely environment. Very welcoming place. Windows are beautiful, both the old and the new.Would do the tour next time, we just missed it.

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Thank Wendalewis
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting places like churches can be seen one pretty much seen them all but this is well worth a visit.2 things court my eye One was the Consistory room and the other was the model Lego replica of the Cathedral.Children will like this using 350,000 bricks and you can donate a £1 to buy a brick which will be used... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the en d of Christmas tree festival. It was very good and still s lot of visitors. Nicecoffee shop as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen quite a number of churches and cathedrals in our weeks in the UK so far and this has to be one of the best. Beautiful details inside and out with stunning lead-light windows, mosaic floors, and religious scenes on the beautiful ceilings and it was one the few that you are permitted to take photos.Don't miss this... More 

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