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The cathedral

Chester Cathedral is at the heart of the city centre and welcomes all who come to visit. With a history spanning across 1,000 years there’s something for everyone to discover.

We are a free to enter building but donations are welcomed.

The cathedral receives no direct government funding and needs almost £5,500 every day just to keep the building running.

A donation of £4 per person is suggested which goes directly to the maintenance, upkeep and running costs of the building.

Gift Aid
If you are a UK tax payer you can increase your donation by 25p per £1 at no extra cost to yourself. Just ask at the Welcome Desk desk or fill in a Gift Aid envelope at a donation point.

Opening hours for visitors
January – March 9.00am – 5.00pm
April – December 9am – 6pm (11.45am – 4pm Sundays)