Chester's famous half-timbered Rows

Chester's famous half-timbered Rows

Chester Boat Trips on the River Dee

Chester Boat Trips on the River Dee

The Walled city of Chester is one of England's most historic and beautiful cities. You need only walk the ancient City Walls to be transported into a rich and interesting past. Tours of the City Walls run from May to December departing from the visitor centre in the town hall. Chester offers a great visitor experience, catering for a variety of tastes and budgets. Families will love Chester's choice of museums including the interactive Dewa Roman Experience, daily boat cruises on the River Dee and Chester Zoo. The Romans who founded Chester called their fortress 'Deva' and evidence of Roman occupation in Chester includes the remains of the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain.

Chester is also home to one of Britain's oldest racecourses, a magnificent thousand year old cathedral and The Rows, a continuous line of half-timbered shops running along Watergate Street, Northgate, Eastgate and Bridge Street. Some of The Rows date from the 13th century and others are Victorian replicas. Today they house unique independent boutiques and designer fashion shops. Chester restaurants, inns, markets and specialist food shops source their produce from across the great Cheshire farming region. From cosy tea rooms to exquisite cheese shops, fine old real ale inns and the ultimate in fine dining, Chester has them all including Michelin Star and AA Rosette restaurants right in the heart of the city centre!

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Chester Cathedral

Roman Fortress Deva on River Dee is brimming with historic landmarks, framed by the most complete City Walls. Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval histories of the city are explored in-depth at the Grosvenor Museum and don't miss a tour of Chester Castle and Cathedral. Premier sporting venues include the central Chester Racecourse with an exciting summer racing programme and first class on-site hospitality. Get your bearings and hop aboard a Chester City Sightseeing bus tour on arrival taking in all Chester's historic sites from the Amphitheatre to the City Walls. A wide choice of themed guided walking tours are available and pleasure cruises along the River Dee on luxury showboats depart from The Groves in the city centre every half hour from April to November.

Accommodation in Chester

  • Ness   (8.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Charming 19th Century house offering well appointed B&B accommodation in South Wirral. 1 double & 1 single room. Free WiFi, parking & children welcome. Chester 20 minute drive.
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  • Chester   (4.6 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Elegant hotel and spa near Chester offering luxurious accommodation set in extensive grounds. Excellent leisure, spa and fitness facilities. On site brasserie and gastro pub
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  • Chester   (2.4 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    This detached cottage located two miles from Chester sleeps two people.
     
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  • Ledsham   (6.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    This converted end-terrace barn is located in the grounds of the owners' horse racing stables on the outskirts of Ledsham, 6 miles from Chester, and sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms.
     
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  • Chester   (0.2 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    With over 2000 cottages to choose from, Sykes Cottages is bound to have the perfect cottage for you. Browse our Cheshire cottages here.
     
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  • Rossett   (6.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £386
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    Originally built and used as a barn, this property now benefits from full central heating, making it an elegant and characterful base from which to explore the region, even duri...
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  • Tilston   (10.1 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £259
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    This self contained wing is located in the Cheshire village of Tilston and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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  • Rossett   (6.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Contemporary 2 bedroom North Wales cottage 6 miles from Chester & 3 miles from Rossett. Set on a lovely small holding with kid's play area & 2 further cottages. Bike storage.
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  • Burton   (8.0 miles from the centre of Chester)
    Sleeps 5
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    £323
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    This end terrace cottage is located in the village of Burton on the Wirral Peninsula and can sleep five people in two bedrooms.
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  • Holt, North Wales   (7.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
    Sleeps 2
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    This first floor self-catering apartment is located above the owner's private garage, at the end of a row of terraced cottages in the village of Holt, 5 miles from Wrexham, slee...
     
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