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Chester Cathedral, Chester

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Chester Cathedral stands as a fine example of an English monastic church. It features New Red Sandstone in its construction, creating a pinkish hue on the outside and inside. Take a tour of the cathedral, which the cathedral offers for free but asks for a small donation. Pay special attention to the stained glass of the West Window, the Nave Mosaics dating to about 1880, and the organ with 4,894 pipes. Your guide will point out all of the cathedral's significant architectural details, some of which extend back to about 1100. If you're in good shape, go up to the Cathedral at Height exhibition in the bell tower. Inside the bell-ringing chamber, you'll be up close to the stained-glass windows, with views over the town. As this is a functioning church, you're also welcome to attend services. Put Chester Cathedral and other Chester attractions into our Chester vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • My wife's Idea...but an hour well spent having a look around this huge building inside and out. £3 donation on entrance and well worth it.  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral in the heart of Chester. the details are stunning. Might worth to go on the tower tour if you have enough time and strength.  more »
  • We decided to have a walk around this beautiful Cathedral and where so please we did. Once through the main main doors the decor just hits you. WOWWWWWW. You don't have to pay but please make a donati...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and rather big cathedral. We went in during service and in a bit of a rush so I didn't have a chance to stop at every single spot to admire everything properly, but I can tell you for sure there's a great deal to admire! The architecture of the place is wonderful, the coloured glasswork of the window panes is unbelievably beautiful, as are the organ, altar area and each of the small chapels around. Do not miss the central patio: absolutely peaceful and very charming indeed.
  • Not the most beautiful cathedral in England. But well maintained. too much focus on commercial aspect at a holy place.
  • Amazing cathedral. Well worth a visit. Free entry with optional donation
  • Was there this summer. The building and gardens are very nice but the best was the opportunity to hear the organ and choir together... simply BEAUTIFUL. I also suggest a quick visit to the city.
  • Great value at suggested donation of £3. Excellent free guided tour well worth a visit