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

  • Chester   (0.2 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Modern Chester hotel with newly refurbished double & family guest rooms. 30 minutes initial free Wi-Fi, flexible check in/ out facility, travel cots. No onsite parking.
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  • Ellesmere Port   (5.0 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Superb modern Travelodge hotel at Cheshire Oaks designer shopping complex, just 7 miles from Chester city centre and 6 miles from nearest station with free parking. Nearby cinema.
     
  • Mickle Trafford   (2.3 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Travelodge Chester Warrington Road Hotel around 2 miles from Chester Zoo and Chester Station with restaurant adjacent, WiFi and free parking. Double and twin rooms available.
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  • Chester   (7.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Newly refurbished Chester hotel with double & family rooms, free parking, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi service & flexible check in/ out times by arrangement. Pet friendly.
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  • Chester   (0.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Cosy family run Bed & Breakfast just a 12 minute walk from Chester city centre with free WiFi, off road parking and delicious Full English breakfasts. Ideal for business & leisure.
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  • Chester   (2.8 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    5 Star Bed & Breakfast on the edge of Chester with sumptuous suites and rooms. Set within 16 acres with a private cinema room, sun terrace with hot tub & spa/beauty facilities.
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  • Chester   (0.5 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Luxury two bedroom apartments in Chester next to Chester Racecourse and 5 minutes' walk from the city centre. Secure parking onsite, Freeview TV. Last minute discounts. Sleep 4.
     
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  • Chester   (0.4 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Because we are small, (thirty three bedrooms), we are able to attend to all your needs as they arise, thus making your stay in Chester as pleasant and comfortable as possible. ...
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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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  • Chester   (3.0 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    Award-winning Tudor manor house B&B near Chester with stunning double rooms, luxury extras including chocolates, WiFi, parking & beautiful gardens. Easy access to motorway links.
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