Are you looking for some great ideas of things to do in Chester? This beautiful town is perfect for couples, families and friends. Chester has something for all ages and you will find something to do no matter the weather conditions. We have created the following list of some of the best things to do in Chester.

One of the best things to do in Chester is simply exploring the picturesque setting. The River Dee offers miles of beautiful walks and cycling, or you can choose to take a leisurely cruise and enjoy the beautiful sights often missed on foot. Hop on the open top bus tour with live guides that will give you details of Chester’s heritage all year round or go back in history and take a walking tour with a real-life gladiator.

Chester Zoo is home to 15,000 of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals and can be found just a 10 minutes’ drive from the Townhouse. You can even book your tickets directly with us” Cheshire Oaks is the largest designer outlet village in the UK; with over 150 leading brands to choose from, this is a shopper’s paradise.

Other things to do in Chester include watching a production at Storyhouse, discovering the magical sea life at the Blue Planet Aquarium and entertaining the children at the Ice Cream Factory. The Chester race calendar runs from May to September and is a great day out.

Chester’s cobbled streets, black and white buildings and ancient walls are monument to a bygone time when Romans ruled and the King fought a commoner to save his crown. If you love history, Chester has a compelling story from each of the last 20 centuries from the Romans to the Industrial Revolution and you’ll find fascinating facts wherever you look.

Start your journey at the recently excavated Roman amphitheatre then walk the city walls to take in the spectacular sights and surroundings that have shaped the city into what it is today. The magnificent cathedral – a mere 1000 years old – in the centre of Chester is a must during your visit. Wander the black and white rows; some of these spectacular and unique buildings are thought to date back to the 13th century, although the parts that house the Grosvenor shopping precinct are a Victorian copy. As you’d imagine Chester is also home to a fine selection of art galleries, antique houses and museums ready to excite your imagination.

This lovely town is an amazing destination for a celebration, whether you’re looking for a birthday, anniversary or just a romantic night away, there’s plenty of things to do in Chester. And The Townhouse Hotel is the perfect host! We have several serviced apartment options to accommodation large groups.