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Chester Cathedral

Opens in 6 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the minute we booked to see G4 at the Cathedral the staff were wonderful my sister had just had a knee op and they were very helpful. Inside it was amazing and welcoming . Although we got the last 3 seats and were warned...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the Christmas tree market in the Cathedral it was beautiful 66 Christmas trees decorated all around.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited for the Christmas tree festival but also managed to see the practice for the evening Carol service, just lovely.

Thank PNG1970
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful building, so full of amazing architecture, and a surprise round every corner, so much to see and take in,well worth walking around, taking a break in the lovely cafe, then walking around again, because you'll discover another place you didn't realise you'd...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chester cathedral is a wonderful building full of history and beautiful architecture. Well worth a visit if you are in Chester, free to enter, but donations are much welcome.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well what an wonderful experience seeing G4 in concert at this outstanding Cathedral.The overall atmosphere was unbelievable and a delight.

Thank A1dgj46
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a gorgeous Cathedral. Definitely worth joining the free tours with a knowledgeable local. Also worth looking online to check if there is a recital you can book for while in town, there was one when we were there but it had to be ticketed...More

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KevinB8583, Marketing Manager at Chester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

'Wunderkammer1' Many thanks for your TripAdvisor review - and your five bubbles! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. Everyone is welcome to join us for our Organ Recitals - tickets may be purchased from the Cathedral Welcome Desk. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Some of the best stained glass i've ever seen. Fabulous building in a great location you can either access it from the town centre or as we did , walked along the walls and they run alongside the cathedral. They are currently building a Lego...More

Thank nwtraveller99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad I went in to look around, really got me into the Christmas atmosphere, amazing amount of decorative trees!! I paid to place a Lego part for the making of the Cathedral (will be back to see it when it's completed!!More

Thank X-Jayne-
KevinB8583, Marketing Manager at Chester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your review - and your five bubbles! We're delighted that you decided to visit, loved the Christmas Tree Festival and placed a brick on our 'Chester Cathedral in LEGO' model. Follow progress of the model's progress on Facebook - simply search Facebook...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was lucky enough to get tickets for the Jethro Tull concert here on Dec 1st - Wow!! stunning space and a wonderful experience. The cathedral staff were helpful and attentive and contributed to an unforgettable experience. The interior is awe inspiring and we will be...More

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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