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Chester

Chester is a picturesque town on the river Dee in Cheshire, in the North West of England, not too far from Liverpool. Chester has a wide range of activities available to visitors, from simply walking round the compact city centre and shopping to visiting the very visible Roman ruins which are dotted through the town. Particularly impressive is the Roman amphitheatre next to Grosvenor Park, and you can also see a reconstructed hypocaust (Roman underfloor heating, more interesting than it sounds) in the Roman Gardens - and another one in the basement of a Spud U Like restaurant! Chester Racecourse is nearby for the family's gamblers and horse fans, and the more active-minded can try their hand at boating on the... more

Chester is a picturesque town on the river Dee in Cheshire, in the North West of England, not too far from Liverpool. Chester has a wide range of activities available to visitors, from simply walking round the compact city centre and shopping to visiting the very visible Roman ruins which are dotted through the town. Particularly impressive is the Roman amphitheatre next to Grosvenor Park, and you can also see a reconstructed hypocaust (Roman underfloor heating, more interesting than it sounds) in the Roman Gardens - and another one in the basement of a Spud U Like restaurant! Chester Racecourse is nearby for the family's gamblers and horse fans, and the more active-minded can try their hand at boating on the River Dee. Chester Cathedral is also well worth a visit, as is Chester Zoo (which might be more to the tastes of the younger members of the family). There are also many brilliant restaurants in Chester, but also a large number of traditional English pubs, many of which serve reasonably priced hot food for meals out.

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All things to do » Things to do

Walls of Chester
Walls of Chester
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
Owner description: Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one charity zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.4 million... more Owner description: Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one charity zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.4 million visitors every year, the zoo is an all-year round full day visitor attraction for everyone. We're open daily from 10am, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Car parking is free and on site. Facilities for disabled visitors, including self-drive electric scooters and wheelchairs. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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St John the Baptist's Church
St John the Baptist's Church
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
River Dee
River Dee
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
Ranked #1 of 452 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 7 - 24
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
Upstairs at The Grill
Upstairs at The Grill
Ranked #2 of 452 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 10 - 50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours, Dessert

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

The Bluebell Cafe at Barrowmore
The Bluebell Cafe at Barrowmore
Price: USD 3 - 9
Cuisines: Café, European, English, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Reservations, Delivery, Private Dining
La P'tite France
La P'tite France
Ranked #4 of 452 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 12 - 45
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Istanbul BBQ
Istanbul BBQ
Ranked #5 of 452 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 4 - 22
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Churton Heath Farm
Churton Heath Farm
USD 55 - 85
Ranked #1 of 1 Bruera B&B and Inns
Homeleigh Guest House
Homeleigh Guest House
USD 60 - 119 (GBP 40 - 80)
Ranked #27 of 78 Chester B&B and Inns
The Bunkroom
3.0 of 5
The Bunkroom
USD 51 - 65 (GBP 34 - 44)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Chester Stone Villa
5.0 of 5
Chester Stone Villa
USD 123 - 171 (GBP 83 - 115)
Ranked #1 of 78 Chester B&B and Inns
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Mickle Trafford Manor
Mickle Trafford Manor
USD 118 - 179 (GBP 79 - 120)
Ranked #5 of 78 Chester B&B and Inns
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Cotton Farm
Cotton Farm
USD 123 - 131 (GBP 83 - 88)
Ranked #6 of 78 Chester B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Edgar House
5.0 of 5
Edgar House
USD 234 - 347 (GBP 157 - 233)
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Chester
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Mitchell's of Chester Guest House
5.0 of 5
Mitchell's of Chester Guest House
USD 135 - 155 (GBP 91 - 104)
Ranked #4 of 78 Chester B&B and Inns
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Roseville Bed & Breakfast
5.0 of 5
Roseville Bed & Breakfast
USD 131 - 149
Ranked #10 of 78 Chester B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.