Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation. It is also a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls and rows.
Chester Cathedral is located within the heart of the city centre. It is a truly remarkable Grade 1 listed building, with a history spanning almost two thousand years. Originally a Saxon Minster, then rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey, this magnificent building is a national treasure in the heart of the city and is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Chester.
Sail along the idyllic River Dee on a ChesterBoat luxury showboat be that in the daytime or aboard an evening cruise on The Lady Diana, or the Jackie. Relax on a half hour cruise along the Dee from The Groves. The cruise will take you through the suspensions bridge, past Grosvenor Park and the Earl's eye, following the long sweep of the 'Meadows.' You will pass the beautiful properties and gardens that line the riverside. The boat also has an on-board bar where you can enjoy a drink.
Walking the Chester wall is a must-do for every visitor to this city. The walls enclose the centre of Chester and have been standing here since the Romans. The walls provide a great way to see many of the historical sites in the city centre including the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Gardens, the Chester Cathedral, the river Dee, The Eastgate Clock and Chester Race Course.
Explore the unique Rows and independent shops in the city centre, then stop off at one of the many restaurants or cafes. Chester is a shopper's paradise It has the oldest shop front in England and the inimitable Rows -700 year-old two tier covered shopping galleries giving you 2 high streets in one. Discover the independent side of Chester on the cobbled streets of Watergate Street lined with specialist shops, boutiques and tea rooms in the heart of the city centre.
Chester Racecourse is the oldest Racecourse in Britain. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early sixteenth century. The racecourse's position in the city makes race meetings at Chester very popular as it is only a very short stroll to all the hotels, bars, shopping and restaurants.
Chester Zoo is a zoological garden at Upton by Chester, in Cheshire, England. It is the UK’s number one zoo with over 12000 animals and 400 different species. In July 2015 it was named as the best zoo in the UK and seventh in the world by TripAdvisor.