10 reasons to visit Chester
Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain and a fantastic destination for a weekend break.
Here’s our 10 favourite things to do in Chester…
1 Enjoy the thrill of horseracing at one of the country’s oldest racecourses
2 Visit Britain’s largest Roman Amphitheatre – used for entertainment and military training by the 20th Legion
3 Marvel at the city’s 1,000 year old cathedral
4 Look at 20,000 wild animals, including 500 exotic and endangered species, at Chester Zoo
5 Shop down cobbled streets in the unique Rows galleries – covered walkways at the first floor behind which are entrances to shops and other premises
6 Take a boat trip down the River Dee – relax in a hire boat or why not take out a rowing boat!
7 Scare yourself on a ghostly walk at night – ghost tour guides will take you on a night-time journey around the eerie haunts of the city’s historic past
8 Dine out at Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor – a fine-dining restaurant offering a la carte and tasting menus plus more than 1,000 wines.
9 Explore displays on Roman life and times in the city at the Grosvenor Museum
10 Enjoy flying displays at the Chester Falconry & Nature Gardens