Ancient, dynamic, traditional, exciting.
Classy architecture, alfresco extravaganzas, cafe society, entertainment galore.
Winner of many Tourism Awards
Winner Favourite Day Out Award
Winner North-West in Bloom Competition
Britains historic past is a constant companion as you stroll the ancient thoroughfares and meander along the Rows of this remarkable city. Explore the famous Rows:black and white half-timbered buildings above street level with covered walkways.Mainly shopping galleries now with the occasional pub or little museum tucked in between.You will find all the well-known high street names as well as traditional shops.The "Three Old Arches" in Bridge Street is the oldest shop front in England.These 13th century curiosities are unique to Chester.Nowhere in Britain is there more black and white architecture which gives Chester its outstanding medieval look.
Chester is a great city for food and drink with plenty of places to dine in from the Michelin-star restaurants to the waterside eateries. Inter-continental eateries abound from the exotic [Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indian] to the European [Swedish, Italian, French, Spanish]. One of the most unique eateries with its table on the ceilingisOddfellows! Chesterboat offers party night sailings on the River Dee. Why not take afternoon tea in olde-worlde tea shops like The Three Kings Tearooms.
There are Ghost Tours and amazing Roman Tours.
Tantalise your taste buds and indulge your senses by booking on a Taste of Chester walking tour.
Iron age hill forts and Norman Castles, candle-carvers and ice-cream makers, cycle trails, wayside walks, canal towpaths, mediaeval bridges.
Easy access to the North Wales Coast to explore their castles such as Conwy, Caernarfon and Bodelwyddan.Pretty towns such as Llangollen with its 14th century bridge [one of the seven wonders of Wales] and home to the world-famous Eisteddfod music festival and nostalgic steam train excursions.Visit the ski and toboggan slopes in Llandudno, the Dinosaur World and the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay.
Take a trip out to North Wales and visit the Welsh Highland Railway which is North Wales's newest and the U.K. longest heritage railway. Take a steam train ride from Caernarfon to the Ffestioniog Railway's Harbour Station in Porthmadog. Welsh Highland trains cross the width of the Snowdonia National Park past the foot of Snowdon and the beautiful village of Beddgelert. Visit www.festrail.co.uk to reserve tickets.
Why not visit the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles performed or take a trip by ferry along the River Mersey.
Fancy skiing or snowboarding? Then take a trip to the UK's longest indoor skiing and snowboarding slope in Manchester. Chill Factore is another fun family day out.
The Ice Cream Farm is a very popular family day out in Cheshire and is popular with families staying in Jasmine Cottage.
If you love shopping then take a drive out to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village in Ellesmere Port. Great for families with child friendly restaurants and adventure playgrounds.
Grosvenor Museum with its graveyard of Roman Tombstones!Military Museum recalling the life and times of its soldiers over the past 300 years.Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Garden and Minervas Shrine and Chester Cathedral originally an early 10th century church.
The famous Chester Zoo with its Condor Cliffs full flight aviary, Twilight Zone walk-through bat cave, four moated islands with the biggest Monkey House in Europe.Take a boat trip or monorail ride around the Zoo.
Britains oldest racecourse.
Fiesta of festivals including Summer Music, Literature and Folk as well as a host of traditional street processions.