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Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award Winner 2015
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 and a Visitor Attraction Award Winner for 2015.
In 2015, 268,000 visitors spent time at the cathedral taking in the tours and activities on offer and we would like to welcome new and regular visitors to the cathedral. With new and exciting activities on offer for adults and children, Chester Cathedral is well worth a visit.
Come and spend the day with us
Book on to one of our Tower Tours & Ground Floor Tours and explore our magnificent building which is a national treasure within the heart of Chester.
Enjoy and indulge in delicious food in our 13th Century Monks Hall Refectory Café or book a Traditional Afternoon Tea and take in the stunning surroundings.
Visit our 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.
Come and see our Cathedral in LEGO build in progress and help us to reach our target of creating Chester Cathedral out of 350,000 LEGO bricks.
Visit our Falconry and Nature Gardens and meet and greet our birds of prey including our Golden Eagle Grace.
Entry is FREE to the Cathedral but we welcome donations. 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.
The Cathedral is located in the heart of the city, easily accessed by public transport (opposite the Town Hall and Tourist Information Centre)
Only 1 minute walk from Chester Town Hall; 20 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station
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|Open All Year|
|All year, 2016 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
* It may occasionally be neccesary to close the Cathedral at short notice - if making a special visit, please check opening times by contacting the CathedralDates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change