THINGS TO DO IN CHESTER
Chester is the perfect city for couples, families and friends, it has something for all ages and you will find something to do in all weathers. The River Dee offers miles of beautiful walks and cycling, or take a leisurely cruise and sit and enjoy the beautiful sites often missed on foot. Here are a few of the fun things to do in Chester.
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 one of the largest and most respected wildlife conservation centres in the UK, discover over 15,000 of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals over the 125 acre site, this is just a ten minutes’ drive from the Townhouse and packages and tickets can be booked 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 shoppers paradise.
Other must do attractions to put on your list of things to do in Chester include watching a theatre production at the Story House, discover the magical sea life at the Blue Planet Aquarium. Entertain the children and enjoy a delicious Ice Cream at the Ice Cream Factory. The Chester race calendar begins on the 9th May and finishes on the 29th September with a choice of seven enclosures Chester Races is the perfect day.
Chester’s cobbles streets, black and white buildings and ancient walls are monument to a bygone time when Roman’s ruled, and the King fought a commoner to save his crown. If you love History Chester has something to satisfy your lust for the past, with History dating back 2,000 years you will find fascinating facts wherever you look. Whichever era attracts you from the Romans to the industrial revolution, Chester has a compelling story from each of the last 20 centuries.
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 home 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. As one of the finest hotels in Chester, the Townhouse Hotel is a perfect location to base your party with a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance.