Chester CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: St Werburgh St, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester CH1 2DY, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1244324756
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Chester Cathedral - Review
Chester Cathedral is a church of English cathedral with the mother church of the Diocese of Chester. The cathedral is dedicated to Jesus Christ and Blessed Virgin Mary and sees a lot of tourists from around the world. The architectural style is Romanesque mixed with English Gothic architecture and Gothic architecture. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building in the city and is one of the best attractions that the city has to offer.
How To reach Chester Cathedral by Public Transport
- Buses from Bus Exchange can be taken to the destination.
- Taxis and rentals are available and go to the destination.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chester Cathedral
95% of people who visit Chester include Chester Cathedral in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
47.19% of people start their Chester Cathedral visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Chester Cathedral
94.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chester Cathedral
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Chester Cathedral , Chester Reviews
It's an impressive cathedral. Like Doctor Who's tardis inside. Its bigger than what you think and very impressive too. Entrance is free, they do ask for a donation but you don't have to. There are regular guided tours of the cathedral as well as a cafe for light refreshments.
Big, beautiful and powerful. That's how I feel when I was inside this magnificent cathedral. Chester Cathedral's present building, is dating from around 1283 to 1537, mostly replaced the earlier monastic church founded in 1093 which was built in the Norman style. It is believed that the newer church was built around the older one.
On arrival our dog was refused entry (they've never heard of the Bible verse which said the animals went into the Ark two by two) and although entry was free a donation of £4 was suggested. I'm glad I didn't pay because the nave was sealed off for preparations for a forthcoming play (£27 entry fee). The church was fairly busy and the shop was doing a fine trade (Jesus may well have overturned their tables). The refectory was the most attractive part of the visit with delicious looking food, interesting modern stained glass windows and reasonable prices. The cathedral church itself is not particularly attractive unlike say Lincoln or Wells, but is easily reached from the rest of the city.
Beautiful building and so very of history. Building marries historic, religious and commercial aspects very well. I am not a religious person myself but building definitely impresses.
One hour tour with Vicky - excellent! We went on the tour which goes up to the top of the cathedral and we really loved it. 216 steps up but well worth it!