- About the place
- Visitors information
Founded as a Benedictine Monastery in 1092, Chester Cathedral is now one of the finest monastic survivals in the country.
Created a cathedral in 1541, after the Dissolution, the building is of exceptional interest since it contains examples of every period of its architectural history from the 11th to 20th centuries.
The carved wooden quire stalls (c.1380) are amongst the finest woodwork in Europe. Other treasures include the only cobweb picture in this country, a unique church court, the Chester Imp, St Werburgh’s Shrine, Russian Icons, stained glass, Cloisters, The Cloister Garden, one of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction with the Water of Life Statue.
River Boat Trips
Chester Bus Tours
Chester Rows and Eastgate Clock
Chester Castle and Military Museum
The Grosvenor Museum
Roman Tours and Amphitheatre