Chester Cathedral Tour

Chester Cathedral Tour with Lunch at The Forge Restaurant

The Forge is working with Chester Cathedral and will be hosting weekly Chester cathedral tours with Lunch at The Forge.

Our tours run several times a month, with the option of the standard Cathedral Discovery Tour or the upgraded tour to include the Cathedral Tower Tour Experience.

On each tour, you will be guided round the stunning Chester Cathedral by an expert guide, learning about the history and fascinating facts of this historic landmark. After your Cathedral tour you will come to The Forge to enjoy a fantastic 3-course lunch.

Tours will start at 11am at the Cathedral which will last approximately an hour which gives you plenty of time to book your table from 1pm onwards at The Forge Restaurant.

Availability of each tour is as follows:
Cathedral Discovery Tour: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Cathedral Tower Tour: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Cathedral Discovery Tour

Chester Cathedral can be a very strange place; a massive building which seems to go on forever, with so many nooks and crannies, rooms off passages, dates, odd names for things and a very confusing layout.

So how can a visitor make sense of it all? Well, the answer is to take a guided tour;

Our knowledgeable guides will make sense of the building, tell you about its history and help you to discover the wealth of riches that make this thousand-year-old building so special. 

Chester Cathedral Tour

Cathedral Tower Tour Experience

On this hour-long tour, you’ll climb the Cathedral’s 216 steps to the top of the Tower, via various viewing galleries to admire breath-taking views of the Cathedral’s interior.

Along the way, you will catch inspiring views of the Cathedral from an elevated position (perfect photo opportunities!), discover lots about the history of our building and see a view of almost the full length of the Cathedral.

Once at the top (125 feet high), take in the view encompassing of one city, two countries and five counties! You will also visit the former Bell Ringing Chamber, several other secret behind-the-scenes areas, and learn fascinating facts along the way.

Chester Cathedral Tower

Terms and conditions apply. Offer subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time at management’s discretion. Lunch available from the set lunch menu.