Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

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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, a unique blend of modern and medieval history.

Come and spend the day

Book on to one of the Tower Tours & Ground Floor Tours and explore the magnificent building which is a national treasure within the heart of Chester. 

Enjoy and indulge in delicious food in the 13th Century Monks Hall Refectory Café or book a Traditional Afternoon Tea and take in the stunning surroundings.

Visit the beautiful and unique Gift Shop which has a wonderful range of music, jewellery, books, cards, toys, confectionery, gifts and souvenirs for all seasons and occasions.

Entry is FREE to the Cathedral but donations are welcome.

Groups are welcome by appointment and tours can be specially tailored to include coffee, tea or lunch to make a great day out for your organisation.

Disabled access and facilities including toilets and induction loop.

For more information, regular service times and details of forthcoming events and concerts and online booking, please see the Chester Cathedral website.

Chester Cathedral is also a unique venue for business meetings, corporate hospitality, pre and post concert receptions, gala dinners and much more.

 

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Guide Prices

Free to enter

Opening Times

Cathedral Gift Shop (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Refectory Café (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Cathedral (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2017
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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. 

Nearby bus stops Grosvenor Street, Foregate Street, Vicar’s Lane

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    Recent Reviews:

    • dorothy s
      Cemaes Bay, United Kingdom
      Lovely day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th April 2024
      My partner and I had a lovely day in Chester. Weather beautiful. Had a stroll around Chester then the Cathedral finally the cafe. Very good value for money. Read full review
    • mayccm2018
      Hong Kong, China
      Worth
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th April 2024
      Chester Cathedral was a beautiful and nice place that had pretty architecture and stained glass windows to visit. We felt comfortable and peaceful. Located in the city center. We also visited a... Read full review
    • Chic89312
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Beautiful
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th April 2024
      Beautiful cathedral. Free entry, just leave a donation if you wish. Plenty to see and lots of history to explore. There is an ‘at heights’ tour, which looks great, but make sure you book in advance... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
    • Facility for service dogs
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Some Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors 
    • 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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