Local Attractions

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.

Bridge St Row-scaled

The Rows, Chester City Centre


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

The suspension bridge

The suspension bridge over the River Dee


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)

Elephants at Chester Zoo

See the elephants at Chester Zoo


The Crocky Trail, a great low-tech day out for adults and children alike


Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village

Blue Planet Aquarium

Further afield

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.