In a Nutshell
You can’t fail to miss the influence that the Romans had on Chester. Home to the oldest Roman Amphitheatre in the UK and the most complete city walls that date back a 1,000 years, Chester oozes history but accommodates for the modern traveller too. The city boasts leading attractions and has plenty do for young and old alike with something for everyone. If you’re not sure where to start then breaks.com recommend taking an open-top bus tour on arrival to get to know the city and help you along your way!back to menu ↑
Things to see and do in Chester:
- Chester Zoo is the UK’s leading zoo and home to over 500 species of all shapes and sizes. Explore the park before you go with an interactive map and check out the times of the fun yet informative animal talks to learn about everything from elephants to otters and many more.Viewers of the hit TV show, “The Secret Life of the Zoo” will recognise the staff and animals from the programme as seen in the trailer below:
- Chester Racecourse is the oldest in the country that is still used today. This short race course hosts events throughout the summer and you can find the race meeting and festival dates here. A fun day out for the whole family and a chance to experience this regal sport.
- Cruise down the River Dee on a river boat tour to see Chester from the water and get a view of the impressive Eaton Estate which is home to the Duke of Westminster. If you prefer to take the helm and go at your own pace then there are also numerous places to hire rowing boats and pedalos from.
- “SLANT: Cheshire’s angle on arts & culture” put on an extensive programme of performances, exhibitions and festivals in unique settings across the area. You can see a full list of SLANT events on their website and see what takes your fancy while on a Chester city trip.
Where to stay:
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