Chester Cathedral for Groups

12 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

Tel: 01244 324756

Add Chester Cathedral for Groups to your Itinerary

Stunning exterior of Chester Cathedral
  • Stunning exterior of Chester Cathedral
  • Inside the Chester Cathedral Refectory
  • Chester Cathedral is well worth a visit.
  • Chester Cathedral is FREE to enter, although donations are welcome

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About Us

Why choose Chester Cathedral?

The perfect addition to your itinerary and an award winning welcome.

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  modern and medieval history.

Free entry & free meal for group organisers and bus drivers  |  Central location with near-by coach parking | Discounts for groups of 15+ | Fast track entry 

Organising your visit is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Exclusive guided tours

THE FULL STORY | 75 MINS An all-encompassing tour of the building taking in the cathedral’s rich history and fascinating architecture.
THE TOP TEN | 60 MINS A chance to discover some of the cathedral’s finest treasures, perfect for general interest.
THE HIGHLIGHTS | 30 MINS Ideal for those on a tight schedule, this whistle-stop tour provides a bite-size snapshot of everything the cathedral has to offer.

CATHEDRAL AT HEIGHT | 30 MINS OR 60 MINS Our guided tower tour will allow you to immerse yourself in our unique blend of medieval and modern history, enjoy our awe-inspiring views and discover our secret spaces.
All ground floor tours are priced at £5.00 per person.   Our Tower Tours are priced at £6.00 per person (30 mins) or £8.00 per person (60 mins). 10% discount for groups of 15+.

2. Food and drink

REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL Give your visit a kick start with tea, coffee and biscuits  | £3.00 per person
LUNCH PACKAGES Choose from soup and sandwiches or two and three course meals from a set menu  |  From £9.50 per person
A TOUCH OF INDULGENCE Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in our thirteenth century monk’s dining hall with a selection of sandwiches, jam and cream scones and tea or coffee | £10.00 per person

3. Looking for something different?

There really is so much to see and do!  Your visit wouldn’t be complete without taking in one or all of the following:
FALCONRY AND NATURE GARDENS This green retreat in the heart of the city is the perfect day out.  Watch flying displays, handle our birds of prey, meet our reptiles and enjoy the beautiful cathedral gardens.

CHESTER CATHEDRAL IN LEGO Help us build a 350,000 brick replica of the cathedral   completely out of LEGO and be part of our biggest         mini-adventure in 1000 years!

CONCERTS & EVENTS As one of the biggest cultural spaces in the city we are home to not-to-be-missed events throughout the year.
GIFT SHOP A unique shopping environment with one of the finest collections of gifts in Chester.

Choose from the options provided to make your visit truly unique 

Directions

Road Directions

The Cathedral is located in the heart of the city, easily accessed by public transport (opposite the Town Hall and Tourist Information Centre)

Public Transport Directions

Only 1 minute walk from Chester Town Hall; 20 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
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  • Very Good
    1262
  • Average
    239
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • Sarah V
    Pau, France
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Wonderful
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th November 2018
    It's a really beautiful Cathedral. Entry is free so don't miss it! You may have the chance to hear prayers depending on the hour you enter in. But you ahould definitely go there! Read full review
  • AmeliaRoseGawthrop
    Colne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful and full of history
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th November 2018
    This is a great place. Lovely little gift shop. Bursting with history and a lot to see. The only thing that could be improved was the toilets, quite unclean. Read full review
  • john051082
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful Cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th November 2018
    I visit Chester Cathedral quite often and continue to marvel at the wonderful architecture and the many nooks and crannies, often dedicated to individual people or causes. There is a voluntary... Read full review

Facilities

Other

  • Out of Hours Visits

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - The Refectory Cafe, located in the magnificent thirteenth century monks' dining hall offers refreshments ranging from morning coffee to three course lunches.
  • Picnic Site - Visitors are welcome to picnic in the grounds surrounding the Cathedral.

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Italian spoken
  • Portuguese spoken
  • Spanish spoken

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Please allow at least 45 minutes for a visit.
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Minimum 10
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Mandarin printed material
  • Polish printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • No Smoking Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Guided tours can be tailored to each group, either in terms of content or length of visit.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Each paying visitor receives a complimentary audio tour of the Cathedral.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

All year, 2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00

* It may occasionally be neccesary to close the Cathedral at short notice - if making a special visit, please check opening times by contacting the Cathedral

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