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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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What a beautiful cathedral. It's wonderful to walk around the property at different times of day or in different seasons to see how much it changes on the outside. So moving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

What a beautiful cathedral. It's wonderful to walk around the property at different times of day or in different seasons to see how much it changes on the outside. So moving! Inside is well kept and I like it compared to some other more famous cathedrals in England because it's not too busy so you can have a more meditative... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not one of the premier cathedrals of England but it has some good stained glass and cloisters. It would benefit from more information placed around it. Guided tours are available. The cafe has good food but it's self service and a machine for hot drinks and its large and cheerless. It's free to visit the cathedral.

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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You don't need to be religious to appreciate this wonderful building. The stone and wood work is amazing. Even the Lego cathedral is stunning (see photo). The organ was being played as we walked round and it added to the experience. Give the cathedral a visit you will not be disappointed also visit the cafe the food is very good.

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Hodsdon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A marvellous old building with so much history, well worth a visit. So quiet & serene inside, you could be anywhere.

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Stratford on Avon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Fabulous Windows too and a lovely feeling inside the cathedral. Recommend everyone leaves a donation, it must cost a fortune to run

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

Stunning cathedral with helpful friendly staff. The variety of attractions within the cathedral and in the surrounding grounds isn't like any other city we've visited... Their Christmas concert was/is a must, they have falconry (I know amazing right!), the cathedral at heights tour was an amazing experience, we've eaten in The Refectory a number of times (always brilliant) and we've... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely and light church. Was not crowded so could easily wander and enjoy the cathedral. The cloistered area is a nice place to sit and contemplate. The views from the tower are wonderful but with 200 plus steps it isn't for everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been in September and really enjoyed the visit. The cathedral is doing a very nice collection for charity to build a cathedral with lego bricks and the model is half way and very well done. The entrance is free though an offer is required.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for a weekend and loved the old town and cathedral, I have been in lots of old churches and cathedrals and this was one of the better ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome historical and religious site. Even the atheists will probably enjoy this just for its splendor.

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