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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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  • It is free to go in which is always a bonus although do like you to make a donation and it's worth it as it goes to preservation work. What I particularly like is the mosaics down one side, and it's b...  read more »
  • Visited this beautiful cathedral with my partner, and we were both surprised that admission was free, although a donation of £3 per person is suggested. There was so much to see from chapels, stained ...  read more »
  • The Chester cathedral is worth a visit. You can do a self tour of the main floor and take a guided tour of the tower. The guide was very knowledgeable. There are over 200 steep stairs and a ladder to ...  read more »
  • Had a really interesting guided tour today at 1-30. Thank you to the gentleman who took us round. Would have missed so much without the information he gave us.
  • This must be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country. There’s lots to see and learn about. It’s free to enter but they encourage a donation. There are specific tours like the tower which you have to pay for but well worth it. The café is in the 13th century monks’ dinning hall. Great tea and cakes!
  • Great cathedral with magnificent architecture and history a must visit... especially after mass and the air is thick with the smell of inscence...
  • Stunning place, It has a fascinating history and architecture, The tower tour was really interesting and has some fantastic views,
  • Beautiful cathedral! Highlight of any trip to Chester! I love bringing people to come too this amazing place! Lovely cafe and gift shop! Loads of history and a peaceful atmosphere. They have great displays on here like Narnia and at Christmas the trees are incredibly beautiful
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