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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

James
10
Exceptional
The cleanest, friendliest and one of the most beautiful of cities have visited. Take your time to explore and enjoy th ehistoric charm of this city.
James
United Kingdom
April 20, 2018
Amy
10
Exceptional
Buildings interesting, great atmosphere, friendly locals. Atina Kitchen great veggie option for dinner. City walks and along river lovely.
Amy
United Kingdom
April 21, 2018
Pete
10
Exceptional
Beautiful Roman city in the heart of the Cheshire countryside Grosvenor Hotel for Gin tasting experience Burger Shed for great burgers/hot dogs
Pete
United Kingdom
April 22, 2018
Wendy
10
Exceptional
Easy to walk around. A lot to see & do. Recommend the sightseeing bus to hop on & off at various locations. Good cafes & restaurants. Must see cathedral, Grosvenor Park & Roman gardens, amphitheatre.
Wendy
United Kingdom
April 22, 2018
Maria
10
Exceptional
Lovely walks and boat trips along the nearby river. Walk the walls. Good restaurants. We would definitely recommend Cote Brasserie to eat. Excellent food.
Maria
United Kingdom
April 22, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Chester

Hamilton Court Guest House

7.6 Good

Score from 563 reviews

$70

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Lloyds of Chester

6.7 Review score

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$69

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  • “very clean”
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Brookside Hotel & Restaurant

8.5 Very Good

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$80

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Mill Hotel & Spa Destination

8.8 Excellent

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$100

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The Chester Grosvenor

9.3 Awesome

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$169

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Holiday Inn Chester South

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,849 reviews

$81

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Holiday Inn Express, Chester Racecourse

8.6 Excellent

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$82

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Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel

7.6 Good

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$68

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ABode Chester

8.7 Excellent

Score from 2,096 reviews

$103

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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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