Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

Tel: 01244 324756

Add Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

Stunning exterior of Chester Cathedral
  • Stunning exterior of Chester Cathedral
  • Breathtaking interior of Chester Cathedral
  • Delicious Afternoon tea at the Chester Cathedral Refectory
  • Inside the Chester Cathedral Refectory
  • The Nave inside Chester Cathedral
  • The organ inside Chester Cathedral
  • Chester Cathedral is FREE to enter, although donations are welcome
  • Pick up a gift or souvenir from the Chester Cathedral Gift Shop

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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.

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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Refectory Café (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Cathedral (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
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

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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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    3546
  • Very Good
    1438
  • Average
    266
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    33

Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • Kate_Maxwell
    Lymington
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Worth an hour of anyone’s time
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st October 2021
    I’m not a religious person but do like a modern stained glass window and those here were very good. Lots of interesting features and articles to mull over and of course the architecture is striking... 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.

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential

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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