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Chester Cathedral

9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
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"beautiful building"
in 206 reviews
"stained glass"
in 127 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 112 reviews
"tower tour"
in 88 reviews
"lego model"
in 61 reviews
"choir stalls"
in 56 reviews
"free entry"
in 153 reviews
"alice in wonderland"
in 68 reviews
"bell tower"
in 64 reviews
"christmas tree"
in 43 reviews
"guided tour"
in 94 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 181 reviews
"gift shop"
in 130 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 84 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 44 reviews
"lots of history"
in 40 reviews
"cloisters"
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Reviewed today

Chester Cathedral was built on the site formerly the abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, dedicated to Saint Werburgh and includes many aspects of the original building. It has been modified many times and includes many of the medieval English architectural styles. No entrance fee...More

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed walking around the cathedral and particularly admired the mosaics. The exhibition on refugees and migrants was very informative and thought-provoking. It was slightly unfortunate that they were preparing the knave for a play so the cathedral was perhaps not as peaceful as at...More

Thank Bromlyn C
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Reviewed yesterday

It is named after an Anglo-Saxon princess called Werburgh, who was from Stone in Staffordshire. It is well-placed in the city centre, between the wall and the shopping area, and has a detached bell tower. There is always a feeling of peace within its walls.

Thank David D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chester Cathedral at hights tour. 30 minute guided tour into history and the rafters of the cathedral roof. Well worth the £6 fee. Recommended.

Thank Philip J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By the standards of other UK cathedrals this is not really that special. Very tranquil though and nice cloister area. Not expensive for a cathedral.

Thank Nicked2016
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What can be said.It has pomp and ceremony written all over it.Everything from large tombs to a picture painted on spiders web.

Thank dcg48
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for everyone. If you like history and tasty coffee with cake its the place for you. There is Also nice shop with souvenirs insside

Thank Izabela A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth taking in the cathedral if visiting Chester. Admission is a suggested £4 donation, so even if strapped for cash you wouldn't miss it. Lovely interior and so many facets to it. Always seem to visit churches abroad to light candles, so lit one...More

Thank Ian F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Some beautiful stained glass (my main interest), and we were lucky enough to be there when they were filling the cathedral with music from a mystery play rehearsal. Worth taking a tour to the top of the tower if you can stand heights and are...More

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited at a time when the people of Chester were preparing for their Mystery Play, which is only once every 5 years, so some of the Cathedral wasn't accessible to the public. But it's a huge place so there is still plenty to see....More

Thank Mandy T
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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.
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roodykaroody
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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