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7. Chester Cathedral

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Chester Cathedral

One of the most popular places to visit in the North West, Chester Cathedral is  the most complete medieval monastic complex still standing in the UK and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

With records of a church on this site since the early tenth century, it was founded as a Benedictine Monastery dedicated to St Werburgh on 1092. Throughout all of this time its ministry has continued without interruption through periods of adversity such as the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the English Civil War and the two world wars.

Chester Cathedral charges admission to visitors, but there is no charge for anyone wishing to attend services.

Chester Cathedral Address:
12 Abbey Square
England, UK

Chester Cathedral Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm

Group visits are welcome but service times should be avoided
The Cathedral is not open for group visits on Sunday Morning – please arrive after 12.30pm 
Please note that there may be times when the Cathedral is closed to visitors due to special events or services - if planning a visit, please telephone ahead to avoid disappointment

Chester Cathedral Admission:
Adults £5.00
Concessions £4.00
Children (5 - 16 years) £1.50
Families Up to three children FREE with a paying adult
Groups (10 or more) Adults £4.00, Children under 16 £2.00
Charisma Card holders - no charge
Each paying visitor receives a complimentary 'guidePORT' audio tour of the Cathedral
Charisma card holders may purchase the audio tour for only £1.00

The Chapel of St. Erasmus is set aside for private prayer in the south transept. There is no charge to enter these chapels. There is no charge for those wishing to attend an act of worship or for visits from Parishes in the Diocese of Chester.

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