Chester Cathedral for Groups

12 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

Tel: 01244 324756

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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 

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Opening Times

All year, 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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

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

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    3545
  • Very Good
    1438
  • Average
    266
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    33

Recent Reviews:

  • Richard45732
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Visit up the tower
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 8th October 2021
    The cathedral is definitely worth a visit and we paid the £10 and took the tour up the tower. Fantastic view up there from the top but also fascinating looking down into the cathedral. Our tour guide... Read full review
  • Bennettbrian
    Hebburn, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Impressive Cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th October 2021
    Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. A very impressive cathedral with a lot of history and impressive historical features to see. It is free entry but a donation would be welcome to assist... Read full review
  • AlexSwallow
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th October 2021
    We walked past this cathedral on the city walls and afterwards popped in for a look. Thought it was really beautiful and the cloister area was special too. It was a nice touch that an art exhibition... 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

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 324756

Tel: 01244 324756

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