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Chester Cathedral

Historic Attraction

Chester Cathedral is a truly remarkable building, with a history spanning almost two thousand years.

According to legend, a prehistoric Druid temple existed on this site, which was succeeded by a Roman temple dedicated to Apollo.

When Christianity became the state religion of Rome in the fourth century AD, the pagan temple may have become a Christian church.

Now holding regular services and events, the architectural beauty of the cathedral has become an iconic part of Chester.

See one city, two countries and five counties on the Cathedral at Height tour as you climb through 900 years of history and discover our hidden spaces.

Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens is home to falcons, kestrels, eagles, owls and a vulture. Marvel at the daily flying displays, explore the natural habitats or book a falconry experience.

The Chester Cathedral in LEGO build project will take 350,000 individual LEGO pieces and transform them into an accurate scale model of the cathedral that will reach almost 4 metres in length and 2 metres in height.