Chester Cathedral Overview

One of the most culturally rich places to visit in Chester, the church which was built somewhere between 10th and 16th century has elements of various architectural styles. The cathedral church of Chester is not only the place for dedicated devotees but also those interested in studying architecture.

Chester Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Chester whose construction must have happened between the 10th century and 16th century. The cathedral church was formerly an abbey church of Benedictine monastery dedicated to Saint Werburgh and must have been used for Christian worship since Roman times. It is located at the centre of the city in Chester and is built with an architectural style consisting of elements of all the English mediaeval architecture from Norman to perpendicular.

The church has an extensive layout plan with different corners of the building reflecting different architectural patterns. The northwest part of the church where shops and undercroft are located is built in Norman style, towards the eastern section where Lady Chapel is located early gothic architectural elements, the south transept and nave in the western part have been built in late gothic style. 

Location- St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY, UK

Timings- 9am- 6pm (Monday to Saturday)

 9:30am -5pm (Sunday)

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• Take a guided tour around the extensively large church and spot the different architectural elements it reflects from norman to early and late gothic.
• Sit in the large prayer hall of the church and attend the Cathedral choirs and worships.
• A tower tour of the Cathedral tower which is 125 feet in height would be pleasing, you’d be able to see half of the city from atop.
• Enjoy the coffee and tea at the 13th century monk’s dining hall at the Refectory Café.
• If interested you can even visit the library of the Church which is a hidden gem. The library has three rooms and more than 3000 books on various religious, political and social themes.

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