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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. With our world travel planner, Chester attractions like Chester Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We would totally recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see a different side of the Cathedral. Our tour guide Emma was fantastic & very knowledgeable. She told the story of the Cathedral from... 
    We would totally recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see a different side of the Cathedral. Our tour guide Emma was fantastic & very knowledgeable. She told the story of the Cathedral from...  more »
  • I am a support worker and took my supportee on this tour. Our guide Emma was really fantastic made the experience climbing to the top of the bell tower really memorable. Lots of knowledge to share... 
    I am a support worker and took my supportee on this tour. Our guide Emma was really fantastic made the experience climbing to the top of the bell tower really memorable. Lots of knowledge to share...  more »
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  • What a stunning cathedral! I've been there twice, it is worth the effort to see it. Really intricate design inside. Our group enjoyed seeing this amazing place. Even if you have visited many old cathedrals, you'll love this one.
  • Amazing cathedral! It is extremely well preserved, the garden is wonderfully coloured in the spring season and all the small details that compose it creates an amazing place to walk and relax. You have very old manufacts and modern ones, such as the LEGO (yes, LEGO!) model of the whole building. Something you think to be in another epoch while you walk among the beautiful columns of some of its rooms... absolutely recommended!

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