Are you planning a trip to Chester, but are unsure of what to do when you get here? We’ve put together a handy guide of 5 things to do within walking distance of our boutique hotel. All you need to do now is book in!
1. City Walls
Chester’s city walls are the longest and oldest in the whole of Britain – and some parts are almost 2,000 years old! One of Chester’s most iconic and historic features, the walls were built as a defensive fortress by the Romans.
Why not take a brisk walk on the walls through the city centre? There’s no better way of seeing everything Chester has to offer.
Distance from Chester Townhouse: 12-minute walk
2. Chester Racecourse
Chester Racecourse is a firm-favourite for racing-lovers and it’s the oldest racecourse in the country. Hosting regular racing events, this month will see the racecourse put on a Family Funday, complete with fun (& free!) activities for the kids and half price tickets for a limited time.
Distance from Chester Townhouse: 14-minute walk
3. Chester Rows
A unique mix of Medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture, the Chester Rows are a truly stunning spectacle. With raised walkways elevated above street level and Chester’s iconic black and white half-timbered buildings, the Chester Rows are a renowned feature of the city and are conveniently nestled right in the middle of the main shopping district.
Distance from Chester Townhouse: 7-minute walk
4. Roman Amphitheatre
The largest stone-built Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, this landmark was once used for cock fighting, bull baiting and combat sports such as classical boxing, wrestling and gladiatorial combat. Not only is the amphitheatre aesthetically wonderful, but it is still used to this day for outdoor events.
Distance from Chester Townhouse: 6-minute walk
5. The Storyhouse
The Storyhouse consists of an 800-seat theatre, cinema, restaurant, two bars and a city library. The library sits across the entire building and features reading rooms, meeting rooms and a dedicated children’s library.
The theatre offers a wide programme of UK and international shows, whatever your taste! From laugh-out-loud comedies and serious dramas to dance spectaculars and opera, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Storyhouse. If you’re visiting Chester for a seasonal break, you can catch a summer or Christmas show too!
Distance from Chester Townhouse: 9-minute walk
There are lots of more fantastic things to do in Chester, and we are perfectly located for a fun-filled visit, whatever the occasion. The rest is up to you – why not browse our rooms and book online now?