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Visit Chester: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Chester

Chester Roman Amphitheatre
Examine some of Britain’s most notable Roman ruins in the country’s largest amphitheatre. An entertainment hotspot up until 300 AD, it later fell to ruin and was built over - before archaeologists brought the excavated ruins to life in the 1950s. Plays often take place here during the summer months, so keep an eye out for some show stoppers.
Eastgate Clock
Marking the passage of time in the middle of Chester’s Tudor-bedecked old town, the Eastgate Clock adds some Victorian finery to the top of a Georgian gate – all on the site of a Roman passing point. Admire the details that include Roman numerals, frosted glass, a wrought-iron structure and dedication to Queen Victoria for her diamond jubilee.
Chester Cathedral
Towering in all its Benedictine splendour, this Saxon church is dedicated to St Werburgh and dates from the 12th century, having survived the English Reformation. Scale the panoramic bell tower, or keep your feet on the elaborately tiled floors with a guided tour through the cathedral’s naves and chapels.
Chester Racecourse
Racing at Chester's historic Roodee course dates back to the early 16th century, making it the country's oldest racecourse. It is also one of the most appealing with views of the city walls, River Dee and the Welsh Hills. At 239 yards it also provides the shortest straight in the country
Watergate Sq
Grosvenor Museum
With an active programme of special exhibitions and events there's something for everyone at the Grosvenor Museum. Facilities include the Conservatory shop, and tea and coffee in the Kings Arms Kitchen. Open Mon-Sat 10.30am - 5pm, Sun 1-4pm. Closed Christmas, New Year's Day, Good Friday.
27 Grosvenor Street
Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo offers a fun and stimulating day out for everyone, no matter what age or ability. As well as our 500 different species of animals and award-winning gardens, we offer first class facilities that ensure your day out really is as enjoyable as possible.
Caughall Rd

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Traveler Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Love Chester. A fabulous historical city with plenty to do and see. Lovely views when walking the city walls. Plenty of shops to visit and then relax in one of the many public houses. Will definitely return.
United Kingdom
April 29, 2018
Heather
10
Exceptional
There are many interesting locations to visit but remember to wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking and steps to climb. The Church restaurant and The Alchemist restaurant are good eateries.
Heather
United Kingdom
April 29, 2018
Richard
8
Very Good
Came to enjoy the zoo this facility did not disappoint an excellent value for money. Useful to use park and ride to get to town
Richard
United Kingdom
April 29, 2018
Mary
10
Exceptional
Lots of things to do and easy to walk around. If you love historical places you will love Chester.
Mary
United Kingdom
April 28, 2018
Kerry
10
Exceptional
Great place to take in the History, great for shopping lovely bars and restaurants. A good all rounder a bit of everything for everyone.
Kerry
United Kingdom
April 29, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Chester

Lloyds of Chester

6.7 Review score

Score from 745 reviews

$66

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Mill Hotel & Spa Destination

8.8 Excellent

Score from 5,154 reviews

$105

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Brookside Hotel & Restaurant

8.5 Very Good

Score from 1,139 reviews

$77

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The Chester Grosvenor

9.3 Awesome

Score from 2,673 reviews

$181

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Holiday Inn Chester South

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,861 reviews

$75

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ABode Chester

8.7 Excellent

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$101

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Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel

7.6 Good

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$70

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Crowne Plaza Chester

8.8 Excellent

Score from 3,211 reviews

$106

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The Townhouse Hotel

8.5 Very Good

Score from 1,192 reviews

$71

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The age of the building and the commemorative plaques on the walls. It is obviously a building of great historical importance. Areal must see for any visitor.

All the animals and their living conditions looked in excellent condition. Really lovely zoo. Very big - packed with things to do and see

Again, walking the city wall, It takes you anywhere and everywhere in Chester without traffic to contend with!

Yes a good mixture of main street and high end shop with some lovely small alternative shops aswell

Take a trip on the special bus. Excellent commentary, only took about 45mins.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Chester for food?

The Simon Radley Restaurant at the Grosvenor Hotel was excellent.

eating out in a variety of restaurants

Mill Hotel & Spa canal boat restaurant

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