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Chester Cathedral

St Werburgh Street, Chester. CH1 2DY • (01244) 500959
Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral

Founded as a Benedictine abbey in 1092, Chester Cathedral has a rich and varied history, and as you’ll discover, a diverse and exciting future. They aim to embrace all sectors of the community whilst ensuring the survival of this magnificent cathedral for future generations.

The original church was built in the Romanesque or Norman style, parts of which can still be seen today. This church was subsequently rebuilt from around 1250 onward in the Gothic style, a process which took about 275 years and resulted in the incredible structure seen today.

With the most complete set of monastic buildings in the country, a Georgian square and series of streets, the remains of Roman barracks on the Dean’s field and the largest open green spaces within the walls, visitors can eperience everything the cathedral has to offer.

The multi-award winning tower tour is one of the best things to do in Chester. You’ll climb right to the top of the central tower and see one city, two countries and five counties. At over 125 feet above ground, you really will get Chester’s best views.


Café Serving Meals.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm-4pm Sundays (but closed for sightseeing during church services, please check the website for any late changes). Admission is free but visitors are asked to make a donation towards the upkeep of the church. Charges apply for the Tower Tour.


Advance booking is not required.


Located to the north east of the city centre between Northgate Street and the City Walls.

Getting There:

National Rail Chester railway station: 15 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

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Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester. CH1 2DY • (01244) 500959

Last Updated Wednesday 15 April 2020

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