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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 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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Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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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 454 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 8 - 25
Cuisines: British
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
The Yard
The Yard
Ranked #2 of 454 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 9 - 26
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Upstairs at The Grill
Upstairs at The Grill
Ranked #3 of 454 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 10 - 50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Business, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, After-hours, Reservations

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The Bluebell Cafe at Barrowmore
The Bluebell Cafe at Barrowmore
Price: USD 3 - 9
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, European, English, Bistro
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Istanbul BBQ
Istanbul BBQ
Ranked #5 of 454 Restaurants in Chester
Price: USD 5 - 23
Cuisines: Barbecue, Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, After-hours, Reservations

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 62 - 124 (GBP 40 - 80)
Ranked #27 of 80 Chester B&B and Inns
The Bunkroom
3.0 of 5
The Bunkroom
USD 54 - 68 (GBP 35 - 44)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Chester Stone Villa
5.0 of 5
Chester Stone Villa
USD 129 - 156 (GBP 83 - 100)
Ranked #1 of 80 Chester B&B and Inns
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Mitchell's of Chester Guest House
5.0 of 5
Mitchell's of Chester Guest House
USD 145 - 166 (GBP 93 - 107)
Ranked #3 of 80 Chester B&B and Inns
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Cotton Farm
Cotton Farm
USD 129 - 140 (GBP 83 - 90)
Ranked #5 of 80 Chester B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Edgar House
5.0 of 5
Edgar House
USD 244 - 314 (GBP 157 - 202)
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Chester
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Chester Apartments
4.0 of 5
Chester Apartments
USD 225 - 1,008
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Roseville Bed & Breakfast
5.0 of 5
Roseville Bed & Breakfast
USD 138 - 158
Ranked #10 of 80 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.