Chester Cathedral

There’s so much to see and do…

Chester Cathedral is open every day of the year. So, why not spend the day with us? Now, more than ever, you can share our stories, discover our treasures, experience our history and join our community.

Chester Cathedral


We hold services every day and everyone is welcome. Join us on weekdays at 8.30am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm. There are additional services at the weekend and festivals throughout the year. You can also light a candle and offer a prayer during your time with us.


Our award-winning Cathedral at Height tour (Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.15pm) will take you on an exciting journey to the top of the tower. Or, if terra firma is more your thing, join a free ground floor tour (Monday – Saturday 11.00am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm) with one of our expert guides to unlock more of the cathedral’s fascinating history.


Singing choral services each week, our cathedral choirs perform music from the fourteenth century to the present day. Catch them at Choral Evensong at 5.30pm (Monday – Friday), 4.15pm (Saturday) and 3.30pm (Sunday). Or why not try an organ recital (Thursday, 1.10pm)? A cultural hub and a premier events venue, we also host a varied programme of choral and classical concerts throughout the year.

Falconry and Nature Gardens

A brand new family attraction, this green retreat in the heart of the city is the perfect day out. Watch flying displays, handle our birds of prey, meet our sheep and reptiles and enjoy the beautiful cathedral gardens.

Refectory Café

Enjoy a bite to eat in our thirteenth century monk’s dining hall. Lunch is served from 11.30am and afternoon tea from 2.00pm.

Gift Shop

A unique shopping environment with one of the finest collections of gifts in Chester.


We are building a 350,000 brick replica of our cathedral – out of LEGO! Come and check out our progress – and lay a brick or two yourself!


We are home to large-scale exhibitions and not-to-be-missed events throughout the year. Dates for your diary this year include our LEGO exhibition Bricks in Motion (16 July – 4 September 2016) and our ever popular Christmas Tree Festival (26 November 2016 – 8 January 2017)

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