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Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756

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Reviewed yesterday

Whenever we are visiting a new city we like to see the cathedral or church. I had a particular wish to see Chester Cathedral, as a former work colleague had been a chorister there. We were pleasantly surprised that there is no entrance fee or...More

Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 2 days ago

This imposing and magnificent building is situated in the centre of the very interesting city of Chester. The architecture is quite unusual so that alone is worth the visit. Throughout the cloisters there are a number of sculptures that are worth seeing. There are plenty...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The architecture and the history are breathtaking, but the presentation left a lot to be desired. The "modern" folding chairs in the body of the cathedral looked tacky. Timber pews would have given some grandeur. But even worse was the sculpture exhibition scattered throughout the...More

Thank Norman N
Reviewed 2 days ago

We greatly enjoyed our recent visit to Chester Cathedral. There was an exhibition on called 'Ark' which features works of Art by noted artists such as Damien Hurst, Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, David Bailey & Anthony Gormley, amongst others. We found this exhibition really enhanced...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The fabric of Chester Cathedral contains every medieval style of architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. Like most early abbeys it has been written over like a palimpsest on parchment or added to in the architectural style of that particular period. Construction of the present...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice cathedral to look around. Also nice that it is free! You could probably spend a few hours just looking at every nook and cranny here.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not been to cathedral before and it was very nice. Great architecture and lots to see. No charge and just asked for a donation. Well worth a visit if in Chester

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 days ago

On 19th September my wife and I visited Chester Cathedral to see their sculptures and the church. The sculptures are made if metal or wood and some are very good, others not so in our opinion, but that is very subjective . We enjoyed looking...More

Thank dwplucas
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous exhibition is showing at the Cathedral at the moment! Well worth a visit ! Some famous names like Damien Hirst, Barbara Hepworth and Elizabeth Frink. Definitely worth a second visit!

Thank cousinten
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is an enclosed courtyard that contains the Cloisters Garden. It is such a tranquil place to spend some time & the fountain is stunningly beautiful. Of course the cathedral was beautiful as well... but the garden is the hidden gem.

Thank Brawh78
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Sophie M
26 June 2017|
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Response from fairylindz | Reviewed this property |
I imagine so as everyone seemed to be recording or taking photos. you can't use anything during a service.
9 April 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