Chester Cathedral Tower Tour

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Chester Cathedral, 12 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

Tel: 01244 500959

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Climb the Cathedral's 216 steps to the top of the Tower, via various viewing galleries to admire breath-taking views of the Cathedral's interior. 

Once at the top (125 feet high), take in the view encompassing of one city, two countries and five counties! You will also visit the former Bell Ringing Chamber, several other secret behind-the-scenes areas, and learn fascinating facts along the way.

Please note: the tour requires climbing steep stairs. The tour may not suitable for those with breathing difficulties, a heart condition, mobility issues or who are currently pregnant. Children must be over six years of age, and able to climb the stairs unaided. 

Tours take place at 11am Monday to Thursday, and 11am and 3pm Fridays and 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Saturdays.

Key facts & figures

1,000: number of years the tour’s secret spaces have been inaccessible to the public

125: the height of the Cathedral tower in feet

216: the number of steps up and down

Book in advance or on the day at Chester Visitor Information Centre.

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Call us on 01244 500959 to purchase your tickets. Book in advance or on the day from the Visitor Information Centre on Northgate Street

1 hour tours Adults £10.00 | Under 18s £8.00

Tours are subject to availability and have a maximum capacity.

To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that tickets are booked in advance.

Opening Times

Open 2024 (8 Feb 2024 - 30 Nov 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Thursday11:00
Friday11:00
15:00
Saturday11:00
13:00
15:00

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