Things to Do in Chester

Things to do in Chester

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Discover the best things to do in Chester with our guide

When it comes to historic sites and cultural landmarks, few British cities can compare to the splendour of Chester. Our travel guide is the perfect place to delve into the best things to do in Chester!

Chester Attractions

Some of the best things to do and see in Chester include the iconic Roman Walls, River Dee, and Grosvenor Park, as well as the Chester Cathedral, Chester Racecourse, and Chester Zoo. You can also go shopping around the city’s famous Tudor Rows!

Roman walls, a historic amphitheatre, Elizabethan timber-framed houses, and cutting-edge 21st-century architecture all contribute to the city’s distinct appeal and make it an excellent choice for short vacations.

The Choir and misericordes house some of the best mediaeval carvings in Europe, and the Cathedral at Height Tower Tour provides breathtaking views of Chester and the city below.

Other Chester things to do

Day trips are available to the magnificent Welsh mountains and coastline, the quaint Cheshire market towns and villages, and the Wirral Peninsula, which is home to world-class golf courses.

The Snowdonia National Park is just a short drive away, home to the highest mountain in Wales, Yr Wyddfa. Walking, hiking and lovers of the outdoors go to this amazing summit, which is 3,560 feet above sea level, all year round.

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  • Blue Planet Aquarium, Feature

    Blue Planet Aquarium – Chester

    Blue Planet Aquarium
    Cheshire Oaks
    CH65 9LF

    0151 357 8804

    When visiting Chester with the family, Blue Planet Aquarium is a fantastic attraction to explore. Nestled on the edges of Cheshire Oaks, within reach of the city, it’s a marvellous day out.

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  • Cheshire Military Museum

    Cheshire Military Museum

    Colvin House
    Grosvenor St
    CH1 2DN

    When it comes to exploring Cheshire’s military history, this is the place to visit. With artefacts dating back to the 17th century, there’s plenty to discover here.

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  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Feature

    Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

    Kinsey Rd
    Ellesmere Port
    CH65 9JJ

    0151 348 5600

    If you’re looking for discount clothing, good food and a range of activities, be sure to come to Cheshire Oaks! There’s something for everyone’s tastes here.

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  • Chester Bus Tour
    Image Credits: Rept0n1x - CC BY-SA 3.0

    Chester Bus Tour

    55 Station Rd
    CH1 3DR

    Chester Bus Tour offers a fantastic way to see the city up close! Enjoy a pleasant tour through the city streets, where wonderful sights are aplenty.

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  • Chester Canal at Night

    Chester Canal

    United Kingdom
    CH1 2NH

    Chester Canal is part of the Shropshire Union Canal and flows through the city, offering a picturesque walk that showcases some of the tucked-away treasures of Chester.

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  • Chester Cathedral Exterior

    Chester Cathedral

    St Werburgh St
    CH1 2DY

    01244 324756

    If you want to uncover Chester’s history, be sure to stop at the Chester Cathedral, a Church of England cathedral. Tower tours, services, beautiful gardens and more await.

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  • Chester City Walls

    Chester City Walls

    City Walls
    CH1 3EQ

    01244 351609

    Chester’s historic defence walls are the longest, oldest, and most complete in Britain, with portions reaching back approximately 2000 years. As you travel the circle, you’ll get great views of Chester’s historic centre and lots of city information.

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  • Chester Cross, Eastgate Street
    Image Credits: Matthew Hartley - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Chester Cross

    46 Watergate St
    United Kingdom
    CH1 1NP

    This central spot in Chester enjoys access to four of the city’s main streets, whilst also hosting a medieval monument. Come here to enjoy Chester’s marvellous attractions at your fingertips!

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  • Chester Golf Club, feature

    Chester Golf Club

    Curzon Park N
    CH4 8AR


    This meadowland and parkland golf course rests in the western part of Chester. It’s a fantastic place for golfing enthusiasts, with wonderful catering and views of the Welsh Hills.

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  • Chester Market, feature
    Image Credits: Jeff Buck - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Chester Market

    Forum Shopping Centre
    CH1 2HH

    01244 973040

    Chester Market makes for a unique spot, where you can venture to on a rainy day to enjoy delicious street food and buy wares from independent shops.

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