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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 21,000 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 21,000 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 Falconry and Nature Gardens
Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
Owner description: Chester Cathedral's fantastic 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 fantastic 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, located just off the city walls. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Booth Mansion
Booth Mansion
Owner description: Booth Mansion is an historic building in the centre of the City of Chester. It is Grade 1 listed and has a number of historical aspects of note. The building was extended in 1701... more Owner description: Booth Mansion is an historic building in the centre of the City of Chester. It is Grade 1 listed and has a number of historical aspects of note. The building was extended in 1701 by George Booth, the 1st Earl of Warrington and a number of features remain. Recently refurbished it reopened in October 2016 to include a Gallery, Tea room, Deli and retail. Since October the venue has developed its customer offering to include light lunches, Cream Tea, Afternoon Teas and its Signature dish, High Tea. The Trip Advisor reviews have highlighted a number of comments, "Hidden Gem" "Slice of luxury" By the local Cestrian community this has been said to be the place for a chill out relax in amazing Georgian surroundings. Privately run by a family team it is very definitely an "Indie" location. They run craft fairs and food fairs out on the Historic Rows outside the building at weekends, currently the first and last Saturday of the month. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Owner description: Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a... more Owner description: Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches & Cathedrals; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Walls of Chester
Walls of Chester
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Picanha by Fazenda
Picanha by Fazenda
Ranked #1 of 579 Restaurants in Chester
Price: US$ 27 - US$ 47
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
NiceBites
NiceBites
Ranked #2 of 579 Restaurants in Chester
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 13
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Prohibition
Prohibition
Ranked #3 of 579 Restaurants in Chester
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Chai Station - Vegetarian Indian
Chai Station - Vegetarian Indian
Ranked #4 of 579 Restaurants in Chester
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chef's Table
Chef's Table
Ranked #5 of 579 Restaurants in Chester
Price: US$ 7 - US$ 21
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Churton Heath Farm
Churton Heath Farm
US$ 55 - US$ 85
Ranked #1 of 1 Bruera B&B and Inns
Travelodge Chester Warrington Road
1.5 of 5
Travelodge Chester Warrington Road
US$ 60 - US$ 131
Ranked #25 of 45 Hotels in Chester
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Red Lion Hotel
2.5 of 5
Red Lion Hotel
US$ 52 - US$ 85
Ranked #1 of 1 Tarvin B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Roomzzz Chester City
4.0 of 5
Roomzzz Chester City
US$ 91 - US$ 331
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Chester
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

The Royal Oak Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Royal Oak Hotel
US$ 84 - US$ 195 (£ 63 - £ 146)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kelsall
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Rowton Hall Hotel
4.0 of 5
Rowton Hall Hotel
US$ 122 - US$ 213
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rowton
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Stone Villa Chester
5.0 of 5
Stone Villa Chester
US$ 116 - US$ 146 (£ 87 - £ 109)
Ranked #1 of 76 Chester B&B and Inns
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80 Watergate Street
4.0 of 5
80 Watergate Street
US$ 108 - US$ 269 (£ 81 - £ 201)
Ranked #2 of 76 Chester B&B and Inns
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Edgar House
5.0 of 5
Edgar House
US$ 264 - US$ 389 (£ 197 - £ 291)
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Chester
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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.