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The Tower Tour

Our award-winning Tower Tour will take you behind the scenes, providing an unparalleled level of public access.

Our tower tour with a twist will allow you to immerse yourself in our unique blend of medieval and modern history. See one city, two countries and five counties from the top of the cathedral tower. Climb through 900 years of history and discover our hidden spaces.

Daily tours

As part of our visitor experience we offer free tours of the cathedral’s ground floor. Tours take place Monday – Saturday at 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm and leave from the West Steps in the cathedral.

These hour-long tours explore the inside of the cathedral and monastic complex while pointing out features visitors may not notice on their own – such as the Chester Imp and a painting on a cobweb.

For more information, contact our admissions staff at 01244 500979. Booking is not necessary.

Group bookings

If you are planning to visit the cathedral with a group, there are many exciting opportunities awaiting you.

  • The cathedral tour – 1 hour 15 minutes. An in-depth tour, focusing on the historical and architectural side of the building.
  • Top 10 tour – 1 hour. This tour focuses on the ‘not to be missed’ features within the cathedral and is great for a leisurely walk around the building.
  • Highlights tour – 30 minutes. This is a condensed version of the above and is great for groups who are working within a tight schedule.

All of the above are at the group rate of £5.00 per person and must be booked in advance.

  • Tower tours – 60 minutes / 30 minutes. We offer a special discount for groups of 10 or more at just £6.00 per person for 60 minutes.

Group catering packages are available to all parties. Please inquire for more details.