Within easy walking distance
Chester city centre, with its’ wealth of black-and-white buildings and Roman remains.
The Racecourse, believed to be the oldest in Britain, and certainly one of the most popular (see www.chester-races.co.uk for more information)
The Rows, unique walkways dating back to 1320, that give Chester its’ character.
The City Walls, originally built by the Romans, later extended by the Saxons, the most complete circuit of city walls in Britain.
Dewa Roman Experience, where you can wander through Roman streets and handle ancient artefacts.
Chester Grosvenor Museum, with its’ impressive collection of Roman tombstones
Grosvenor Park, with miniature railway
Telfords Warehouse – designed by Thomas Telford this listed building stands in an area of great historical interest, and is now a thriving pub, music and arts venue
The Groves and the River Dee, where brass bands play on bank holidays and you can take a leisurely trip on the river
Chester Amphitheatre – as featured on the BBC TV programme ‘What I’d Really Like To Do’
Chester Cathedral, originally a monastery some parts of this beautiful building are Norman in origin, and date back to 1092
Chester Castle, with its’ Agricola Tower and military museum
Guided tours by a real Roman Soldier – see romantoursuk.com
You can see more information about Chester on our blog at aroundchester.blogspot.com
A short bus or cycle ride away
Chester Zoo, now one of the largest Zoos in Europe (see www.chesterzoo.org for information and opening times)
The Crocky Trail, a great low-tech day out for adults and children alike
Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village
Blue Planet Aquarium
Still perfectly reachable on a day trip, are the Welsh mountains and Snowdonia National Park, Liverpool and Manchester with their wealth of attractions, the Lake District, Blackpool, Cheshire market towns such as Nantwich and Shrewsbury, the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, Beeston Castle, Cheshire Candle Workshops, Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, to name but a few.