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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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Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
Owner description: We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 15,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.9 million visitors... more Owner description: We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 15,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.9 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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Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a centre of excellence in Church Music with a rich and fascinating heritage.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Walls of Chester
Walls of Chester
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
Owner description: Chester Cathedral's brand new Falconry and Nature Gardens links the ancient art of falconry with the cathedral's historic roots and nature conservation in the heart of the City... more Owner description: Chester Cathedral's brand new Falconry and Nature Gardens links the ancient art of falconry with the cathedral's historic roots and nature conservation in the heart of the City Centre. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Chester Rows
Chester Rows
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Picanha by Fazenda
Picanha by Fazenda
Ranked #1 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Price: US$25 - US$51
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

The Bluebell Cafe at Barrowmore
The Bluebell Cafe at Barrowmore
Price: US$3 - US$9
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La P'tite France
La P'tite France
Ranked #3 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Price: US$8 - US$44
Cuisines: French
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
Ranked #4 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Price: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: British
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Ginger Wine Bar and Delicatessen
Ginger Wine Bar and Delicatessen
Ranked #5 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Wine Bar, British
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Devonia Lodge Guest House
3.0 of 5
Devonia Lodge Guest House
US$57 - US$104
Ranked #6 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
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Grosvenor Place Guest House
3.0 of 5
Grosvenor Place Guest House
US$56 - US$103 (£44 - £81)
Ranked #8 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
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Travelodge Chester Warrington Road
1.5 of 5
Travelodge Chester Warrington Road
US$53 - US$139
Ranked #21 of 44 Hotels in Chester
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Royal Oak Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Royal Oak Hotel
US$86 - US$141 (£68 - £111)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kelsall
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Roomzzz Chester City
4.0 of 5
Roomzzz Chester City
US$72 - US$242
Ranked #3 of 44 Hotels in Chester
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Rowton Hall Hotel
4.0 of 5
Rowton Hall Hotel
US$119 - US$173
Ranked #5 of 44 Hotels in Chester
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

80 Watergate Street
4.0 of 5
80 Watergate Street
US$100 - US$217 (£79 - £171)
Ranked #1 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
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Chester Stone Villa
5.0 of 5
Chester Stone Villa
US$111 - US$149 (£88 - £118)
Ranked #2 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
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Edgar House
5.0 of 5
Edgar House
US$224 - US$332 (£177 - £262)
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Chester
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