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Chester Cathedral stands as a fine example of an English monastic church. It features New Red Sandstone in its construction, creating a pinkish hue on the outside and inside. Take a tour of the cathedral, which the cathedral offers for free but asks for a small donation. Pay special attention to the stained glass of the West Window, the Nave Mosaics dating to about 1880, and the organ with 4,894 pipes. Your guide will point out all of the cathedral's significant architectural details, some of which extend back to about 1100. If you're in good shape, go up to the Cathedral at Height exhibition in the bell tower. Inside the bell-ringing chamber, you'll be up close to the stained-glass windows, with views over the town. As this is a functioning church, you're also welcome to attend services. With our world travel planner, Chester attractions like Chester Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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$12 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fun, Flexible Treasure Hunt Around Chester with Cryptic Clues & Hidden Gems Fun, Flexible Treasure Hunt Around Chester with Cryptic Clues & Hidden Gems
Duration: 2 hours
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$7 BOOK WITH VIATOR Haunted Chester and its Ghosts: A Self-Guided Walking Tour Haunted Chester and its Ghosts: A Self-Guided Walking Tour
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
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$11 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Chester Self-Guided Tour Private Chester Self-Guided Tour
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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$241 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hello Chester! Private Walking Tour Hello Chester! Private Walking Tour
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Chester Cathedral reviews
We booked the tower tour and what an experience ,our guide was the very informative Emma . Not for the faint hearted , the tour takes you through secret doors and very small spiral staircases but...
We booked the tower tour and what an experience ,our guide was the very informative Emma . Not for the faint hearted , the tour takes you through secret doors and very small spiral staircases but... more »
Breathtaking cathedral!! So many beautiful stained glass windows, the interior was amazing and the organ was huge and stunning!! I loved all of it too be honest. The staff were all very informative...
Breathtaking cathedral!! So many beautiful stained glass windows, the interior was amazing and the organ was huge and stunning!! I loved all of it too be honest. The staff were all very informative... more »
We were pleasantly surprised by the cathedral and volunteers. Entry is by donation only, though at Christmas it is £2.50 for the Christmas trees. There are beautiful ceilings, floors, mosaics, stained glass windows, woodwork, and more to see inside. They are also building a Lego model of the cathedral, with people able to pay £1 per brick then actually contribute it to the sculpture. (Very innovative fundraising idea!) Make sure to check out the cafe - it’s an amazing atmosphere. Toilets, gift shop, and tours also available.
What a stunning cathedral! I've been there twice, it is worth the effort to see it. Really intricate design inside. Our group enjoyed seeing this amazing place. Even if you have visited many old cathedrals, you'll love this one.
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