St Werburgh Street, CH1 2DY
animated by: Nick Fry, Bedesman at Chester Cathedral
"Look out for living legend and flesh and blood relic of my medieval past, Nick Fry. He’s one of the last Bedesman in all of England.”
The Wall of Chester Cathedral
Ever since the 11th century, pilgrims and visitors have made their way to this ancient abbey. Its founder, Hugh de Wolf, was a severe and ferocious Norman warlord (for the record, the Normans weren't all so ferocious!). Today Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a centre of worship, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence, and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.