Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

Tel: 01244 324756

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About Us

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.

Visit the Falconry and Nature Gardens and meet and greet birds of prey including Golden Eagle, Grace.

Entry is FREE to the Cathedral but donations are welcome.  Please note that charges will apply for activities including Tower Tours and Falconry.

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.

Special Offers

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    2821
  • Very Good
    1190
  • Average
    231
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • Steph B
    Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
    Impressive
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th July 2018
    Wonderful place right in the centre. Stayed for the midday communion service. As a church bell ringer I was disappointed that bells weren’t in the cathedral but in a purpose built part in the grounds. Read full review
  • fssutton1
    Ithaca, New York
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th July 2018
    Upon entrance you will be asked to make a "donation" for the free entry. Once you get past this it is an interesting Cathedral if for nothing more than the stone used on the interior and the... Read full review
  • NedTravel48
    Abersoch, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Stunning Cathedral
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th July 2018
    Lovely City Centre refuge Cheshire Regiment garden is a tranquil thoughtful area Stunning bell tower Well worth a visit 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

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2017

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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