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Chester Cathedral

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.
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9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free entry but please make a donation. Worth a visit if you are in Chester. Very ornate. Lego building taking place of cathedral.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Graham S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a superb attraction. Highly recommend a trip round the cathedral. The stained glass is just amazing and there is so much to see. Also well stocked shop and lovely coffee shop. Unmissable

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see whilst in Chester. Beautiful red sandstone construction and tiled floors. Although typical of high church, most have not retained the colourful tiled floors, so it's worth visiting just for this. We had to laugh at the stained glass window featuring...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Travelled from Liverpool in 45 mins by train. A bus then takes you directly into town at No extra cost. 5 mins. You have this large imposing Cathedral in the centre surrounded by very imposing buildings. Parking for those who use the car is easy....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank promlass
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We like to visit cathedrals when there is one as we always go and light candles for our loved ones and look around. It is a beautiful cathedral to look around. Another must see when in Chester

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Started our tour of Chester with a visit to the Cathedral. Free entry but it is only right to give a donation after your visit. You are given a guide of points of interest to look at. Cathedral is well presented with information but had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ame21
Reviewed 2 days ago

My Dad worked here for many years and have some very happy memories of life around the cathedral, Playing in the gardens at the back with my children and other family members. My Dad showed us a carving in the walls inside the cathedral with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, magnificent building, warm and welcoming staff. Thoroughly enjoyable. Admission by donation.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank disgruntledman54
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a joy to walk around the cathedral - it's simply stunning. Lots of interesting bits of information around. I lost my husband for some time as we both happily just walked around in our own worlds. Find a quiet spot and just sit and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank donnacryer82
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky enough to hear the choir singing on our visit which sounded amazing with the acoustics in this venue. Lovely to wander around taking in the atmosphere and history of this wonderful building. Also had a relaxing break with cake and tea. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 27, 2018|
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Response from promisedland | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I cannot recall from personal visit re wheelchair user toilets, however, their website would indicate that there are such facilities. Kind regards, Ian
Sophie M
June 26, 2017|
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Response from lindsay b | Reviewed this property |
I imagine so as everyone seemed to be recording or taking photos. you can't use anything during a service.
April 9, 2016|
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Response from 21cyndyc | Reviewed this property |
I certainly did use my camera. Especially on the Lego project. They are aiming to build a model of the whole of the cathedral in Lego. Pay a £1 and you can add a brick - or more if you're flush! It's really coming on and is... More
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Chester in two days Itinerary... (5 Replies)
Hi! I need help with my itinerary through Chester, is it possible to visit the following in two days just by walking or would I need to take a bus or some kind of transport? - City Walls (take a walk along them) - Chester Cathedral - Grosvenor Museum - Roman Amphitheatre What would you add? Can I cover this in two days just by walking? Or would a day be enough? Hope you can help me. Thank you very much TA!!!
August 11, 2009|
Response fromGog1|
Chester is a very small city - you could cover this in two hours walking! Depends on how long you spent at each stop of course.
Barry H
Stockport, United Kingdom
Lego Model in Chester Cathedral (7 Replies)
Does anyone know how the Lego model is progressing in Chester Cathedral?
March 17, 2017|
Response from3ark|
Hi, I was in the Cathedral a few weeks ago and they said they think they are about a year behind, so go and have another look and buy some bricks.
Sydney, Australia
Trip Oct 2015 (4 Replies)
Hello My sister and I are doing a trip around the UK Sep/Oct 15 and we are looking at spending 10 nights in England (excluding London - this we will do a further 6 nights there). We will be travelling down from Edinburgh to Kendal to spend 2 nights there with relatives, then onto to York for a night. This is where I get stuck.. I really really want to do at least a night at Bath, but know nothing about what is in between. I was thinking of going to Chester from York and then work my...More
November 19, 2014|
Response fromChrisFromRomsey|
Hi, Stephanie, Several choices of routes from York to Bath, depending on your interests & the proportion of time you want to devote to that stretch. The quickest would be the motorway system to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace & lots of sights in the town. Stratford is on the edge of the Cotswolds.. About 2 hrs 40 mins. You could build in Warwick castle, which is about 20 minutes before Stratford. and still have the late afternoon & evening to explore Stratford. Check parking...More