Chester cathedral is a rich mix of over 900 years of architectural history. The quire boasts the finest medieval woodcarving in the country and the cathedral houses the only ecclesiastical court in England to have survived since the 1600s.
The cathedral and shop are open daily, except when there are special events on. There is no entrance charge at present.
The Refectory Cafe is open Monday to Saturday (9.30 - 4.30) and Sundays (12 - 4) for snacks and light lunches and used to be the dining hall for the monks of the original 13th century monastery.
The cathedral is well known as an atmospheric venue for musical performances, not just from it's choir at the daily services, but also orchestral concerts. There are organ recitals every Thursday at 1.10 throughout the year (there is a small charge for these).
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"Don't miss the cathedral and it's modern windows."
SP and HD from England, May 2014.
Most memorable aspect of your stay - "Chester cathedral Sunday Evensong".
M P from England, September 2013.
Recommended by our guests: "Chester Cathedral - the guided tour was very informative."
S. A. from England, June 2011.
Most memorable aspect of your stay - "two excellent concerts at the Chester Music Festival, one in the evocative precincts of the cathedral."
B & S S from Scotland, July 2005.