Chester draws visitors from around the globe each year due to its wonderful variety of attractions. It is a very pretty and historic English city located on the River Dee in Cheshire. It is famous for the well preserved Roman walls, bustling market area and excellent shopping opportunities. There is spectacular scenery, magnificent gardens and a great range of fascinating tours and guided walks of the town and it’s excellent for history buffs! Cheshire is also the gateway to North Wales and is the nearest town of any size and significance to rural Wales. The region in general also boasts rich cultural and industrial heritage, an extensive events program and some breath-taking historic houses and that’s just a small taste of the exciting things on offer to visitors! Cheshire is ideally located for exploring the wider region the amazing cities of Manchester and Liverpool are cities offering a seemingly endless list of amazing activities and attractions to visitors. Keep reading to find out more about this amazing city!
Where to Stay
Wimdu can help you find a comfortable room in apartments and bed and breakfasts privately owned by locals at an inexpensive price. As our apartment and bed and breakfast providers are locals, they will be able to provide all the info you need about what to do in Chester and the necessary amenities around. You can even compare the prices of the different apartments and bed and breakfasts listed on the website to the nearest hotels. Wimdu is basically a cheap hotel alternative as we have accommodations to suit all budgets and styles.
- Chester’s horse racing course is Britain’s oldest sporting venue!
- People from Chester are known as ‘Cestrians’!
- According to local law it is legal to shoot a Welshman within the city walls after midnight with a crossbow!
Daniel Craig, the current actor who plays James Bond was born and raised in Chester!
Things to see and do in ChesterA walk around Chester is highly recommended as you’ll get a real feel for the history of the place. The city centre is enclosed within Roman walls and you can walk around the top of the walls for great views across the city. The ancient wooden amphitheater is the city is also worth visiting – it is said to be the largest wooden amphitheater in the Roman Empire outside of Rome! Chester Zoo is hugely popular with families visiting Chester and there is something for all the family there! The Groves is Chester’s riverside promenade which stretches along the River Dee. It’s one of the city’s nicest open spaces and is also one of the best places to take a trip down the river on the various tour boats and roaring boats available – it’s a great activity to do in nice weather! Grosvenor Park is a classic 19th century park with a typical Victoria layout including sweeping lawns and ornamental shrubbery. Visiting in the spring and summer is recommended!
Outside of ChesterPerhaps you would be interested in visiting the beautiful, relaxing and tranquil Cheshire Peak District which boasts incredible views and lovely bush walks. If you enjoy nature you might also like to check out our holiday rentals in Dorset, cottages in Cotswalds and our bed and breakfasts in Yorkshire. All three areas have been recognized for their outstanding areas of natural beauty and are a must for nature enthusiasts. Children and Adults alike with enjoy the Blue Planet Aquarium which includes a Caribbean Reef exhibit and Europes largest collection of sharks. If you are still unsure what to do, why not check out Favourite Days Out in Chester/Cheshire where the planning is done for you to ensure you don’t miss out on anything. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll find something that suits your mood and your budget in the Chester/Cheshire region. You may also like to see some other apartments in United Kingdom. You really should explore all that this beautiful country has to offer.
Getting AroundChester is very easy to get to from around the UK. Hourly trains connect Chester with London and the city is located on the North Wales Coast Line and direct trains run to Bangor, Rhyll and Holyhead in North Wales. Liverpool is just 40 mins on the train from Chester and direct trains from Manchester to Chester take just under an hour. Chester is situated on the A55 road which is located close to the M53 and M56 motorways. London is approximately 170 miles away from Chester by car. Chester is also well connected by coach and National Express offer connections with major local cities and places further afield. Getting around Chester centre is straightforward and you’ll find the city centre is small enough to get around on foot. During the day buses are in operation if you wish to get around town that way.