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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

Victoria
10
Exceptional
I go to Chester for the zoo and for the lovely pubs. The shops are good and individual. The cathedral tour is fantastic and so is the cheese shop. The buses mean that it's easy to visit Liverpool if you wanted. I would recommend a minimum of four days to see everything, if not more.
Victoria
United Kingdom
February 18, 2018
Simon
10
Exceptional
We went for the zoo which was ok but the weather was terrible. However on the last day it was sunny and really had a great chance to explore the walls which was a fantastic walk with stunning views.
Simon
United Kingdom
February 16, 2018
Philip
10
Exceptional
The old part of Chester is lovely. The standards of service, everywhere we went, was noticeably excellent. We ate at Porta Tapas and Chez Jules, very different places but both great experiences.
Philip
United Kingdom
February 17, 2018
10
Exceptional
The weather wasn’t great, but everything else was splendid! Lovely places to eat and kind people too!
United Kingdom
February 16, 2018
Haydn
10
Exceptional
A 10 minute walk from the hotel and your in the middle of Chester with a great selection of pubs,bars,cocktail bars and restaraunts. Picalinos Italian fabulous.
Haydn
United Kingdom
February 18, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Chester

Hamilton Court Guest House

7.6 Good

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$70

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Lloyds of Chester

6.6 Review score

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$75

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Rowton Court Hotel

7.9 Good

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$70

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Chester Court Hotel

8.8 Excellent

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$78

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Brookside Hotel & Restaurant

8.4 Very Good

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$74

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The Coach House Inn

9.3 Awesome

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$95

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The Bull & Stirrup Hotel Wetherspoon

9.1 Awesome

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$82

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Holiday Inn Express, Chester Racecourse

8.6 Excellent

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$79

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Oddfellows Chester

9.2 Awesome

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$139

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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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