Visit Chester

Visit Chester

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Historic Chester and surrounding Cheshire offer a fantastic array of places to stay and visit by coach.

Chester, with its unique two-tier Rows, ancient racecourse, and the most complete City Walls in Britain, is ideal for shopping and sightseeing. Meanwhile, Cheshire with its fascinating industrial heritage, magnificent stately homes, lush gardens, and idyllic waterways, is a constant delight.

Extending a warm welcome to all groups, 2017 will see the opening of Chester’s new £37m cultural hub – Storyhouse. Storyhouse is a contemporary, art-deco conversion of the Grade II-listed Odeon with a brand new, boutique cinema, spectacular theatre, inspirational library, and rooftop bar.

Perfectly located, Chester and Cheshire are easily accessible by road, rail, and air. Why not treat Chester as a base to explore nearby Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales?

Its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain’s most popular places for an unforgettable short break.

The city is famous for many things and attracts visitors from all around the world for that very reason.

Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse, and largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old cathedral and 700 year old unique shopping rows. Chester is also home to the UK’s number one zoo, book your tickets here to see the most visited visitor attraction outside of London.

Explore the city aboard an open top or heritage bus, take a guided walking tour of the city or enjoy a leisurely sail up the river on one of Chester’s pleasure cruises.

Whether you are visiting for an indulgent city break or family day, you’ll find something that suits your mood and budget in Chester.

Time your visit to see one of Chester’s many events and festivals for an extra special treat – the year round programme includes music festivals to suit all tastes, food festivals, sporting events, film & literature festivals and family friendly events not to mention the races and parades – nobody quite does parades like Chester.

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