What is Cathedral at Height?
Our brand new guided tour will take you take you behind the scenes at Chester Cathedral, 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.
Explore our bell-ringing chamber
Get up close and personal with our stained glass
Peer down on our fourteenth century quire stalls and Victorian organ
Amble along our galleries
Take in a panoramic view of the city and beyond from the roof
Discover the hidden cathedral
Tickets for the tour will be charged at £8 for adults and £6 for children. Individual bookings can be made in the cathedral on the day of the tour. For group bookings of six or more people contact Chester Cathedral Box Office on 01244 500959.
Please note that due to the fabric of our historic building the tour contains lots of steps and twists and turns. 216 steps up and down. Very small doorways. Spiral staircases. Narrow passageways. High walkways. No children under 8
More info here
Photos of Chester Cathedral
Chester Philharmonic's November Concert
Saturday 18 November 2017
Chester Philharmonic’s November concert completes last season’s theme. On the 18th November at 7.30pm in Chester Cathedral you can hear the last of the“High Five” concert series with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. This work’s fourth movement, the well known ‘Adagietto’, featured in Visconti’s film “Death in Venice” is arguably Mahler’s best known music. Our special guest is the international Guitarist Craig Ogden’s in a performance of Ponce’s Concierto del sul which was dedicated to Segovia. You will also hear music by Schreker. Both these early twentieth century contemporaries of Mahler write exquisite and tuneful music and we will be privileged to hear. The conductor is Stephen Threlfall. Tickets priced at £16; £12 and £9 are available from 01244 500959 or via our website.
• Services at Chester Cathedral
• Map of Chester
• Photos of Chester Cathedral
Christmas Tree Festival
25 November 2017 - 6 January 2018
Back and bigger and better than even before! From the end of November, Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 50 majestic Christmas trees. Escape from the hustle and bustle and lose yourself in our astonishing tree-lined winter walkways. Don’t forget to vote for our favourite tree too!
Open Daily. Free Admission.
In support of the Ultrasound Breast Care Scanner Appeal at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Combined Services Christmas Carol Concert
Tuesday 28 November 2017
We are delighted that Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service have been able to get together for the thirteenth, joint Emergency Service Christmas Carol Concert.
In protecting people and responding to emergencies our staff increasingly work together in partnership. It is only fitting, therefore, that we also join together outside our day to day work for this seasonal celebration.
Chester Cathedral is a wonderful setting for our joint event and we hope both staff and guests thoroughly enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Doors open: 7.00pm
Concert starts: 7.30pm
We look forward to seeing you there.