Chester is a historic city in the North West of England and a wonderful place to visit for a short break, or as a base to explore the surrounding area. Whatever the occasion, Chester is a great place to visit at any time of the year. With over 2000 years of history, it is a city with plenty to explore and discover.
It has the best preserved medieval town walls in the uk, and the 700 year old Rows are a unique and delightful shopping experience. The Victorian mock tudor style architecture in the town centre adds to a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, which is popular with shoppers, diners and seekers of culture and heritage.
Chester is a lively, vibrant city, offering the best in contemporary living and hospitality alongside a rich and colourful heritage. Visitors are treated to a regular programme of events, fairs and parades throughout the year, celebrating the best in food, sport, heritage and culture. Chester had plenty to do for families, and perhaps the best way to start exploring is on an open top bus tour, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city including the magnificent 1000 year old cathedral. Families will love a visit to the famous Chester Zoo. Easily accessible from the city centre, the zoo has over 500 species of animal and is a great day out for adults and kids alike.
To discover the fascinating Roman origins of the city, the Dewa Roman Experience, near the Cathedral has excavations and reconstructed buildings that bring history to life in this hands on, interactive experience. For younger children, the Ice Cream Farm offers a range of ice cream themed rides, games and activities, as well as every flavour of ice cream imaginable. For the ultimate in muddy outdoor fun, head to the award winning Crocky Trail and scramble, crawl and climb through a range of quirky obstacles, in this one of a kind, unforgettable adventure.
Shopping in Chester combines the best of contemporary convenience with ‘olde worlde’ nostalgia. The pedestrianised town centre is famous for its half timbered buildings and cobbled streets, and perhaps, most famously, the medieval Rows. This series of covered walkways houses big high street names, alongside smaller independent sellers, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Busy shoppers in need of refreshment can relax and unwind in a Continental style coffee shop or sample some of the best of English eccentricity at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Rooms and bakery in the iconic Rows. Chester is fast gaining a reputation as a centre for sophisticated dining, and visitors can experience Simon Radley’s Michelin Star quality food at the Chester Grosvenor. For something a little more down to earth, there is a huge choice of international cuisine including Italian, French, Mexican and Chinese, complementd by smart riverside bars and cosy real ale pubs and inns.
Chester welcomes visitors all year round and has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. The city centre has a fine range of hotels, ranging from 5* to cosy boutique style. Guest houses and self catering apartments offer a more flexible and affordable option and most are located conveniently for the main sights and attractions in and around the city.
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