Chester

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This pretty market town in northwest England is famous for its Roman heritage, unique shopping district and historic taverns.

Picturesque Chester attracts visitors with its Roman-era architecture, centuries-old pubs, lively shopping streets and horse racing. Founded 2,000 years ago, it was once Great Britain’s largest Roman settlement and today remains one of its best-preserved medieval cities. Chester is in northwest England, bordering North Wales.

Much of the interest to visitors lies in Chester’s distinctive city center, a pleasant area to explore on foot. Start your visit with a walk around the City Walls, built by the Romans in the first century. The walls enclose a splendid assortment of elegant and historic landmarks.

Spot towers and gates such as the Eastgate Clock, the traditional city entrance. Admire the intricate architecture and sculptures of Chester Cathedral. Go to Chester High Cross, where a town crier makes midday announcements during the summer. Explore the unique Chester Rows shops, a collection of half-timbered Victorian and Tudor buildings set on two galleried levels.

Chester’s museums expertly showcase the city’s long history and culture. Experience Roman life at the Dewa Roman Experience. See Viking-era artifacts, costumes and period furniture at the Grosvenor Museum. Learn about the city’s military past at the Cheshire Military Museum, housed in Chester Castle.

Step outside the city walls and stroll along The Groves, a scenic promenade that flanks the River Dee. For an alternative view of the city, take a boat tour along the river. Relax with a picnic or watch summer concerts and theater productions at Grosvenor Park. Discover more of Chester’s Roman heritage at the Roman Amphitheatre.

Revel in the atmosphere of Chester’s many 17th-century pubs, including the photogenic Bear and Billet. The pubs become notably active from May to September when visitors come to attend horse racing events at Chester Racecourse.

Reach Chester easily via direct bus and train from destinations such as London, Liverpool and Manchester. The city is also the gateway to the beaches and national parks of North Wales. Rent a car to visit the seaside resort of Llandudno or explore striking mountains and lakes in Snowdonia National Park.

The Mill Hotel & Spa
The Mill Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
Milton Street, Chester, England, CH1 3NF
The price is £72 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Chester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (906 reviews)
"The one problem was the continuous whistling sound that bothered my husband, from 6 am to 9 pm. It woke him up in the morning. It is due to the hotel kitchen's fan. They really should fix it. If not for this, I would rate the hotel 5 stars."

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

The Mill Hotel & Spa
Leonardo Hotel Chester
Leonardo Hotel Chester
Pepper House, Pepper Street, Chester, England, CH1 1DW
The price is £85 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this hotel in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Chester Zoo and Chester City Walls are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (77 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

Leonardo Hotel Chester
The Queen at Chester Hotel, BW Premier Collection
The Queen at Chester Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
City Rd, Chester, England, CH1 3AH
The price is £77 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and free train station pick-up. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (958 reviews)
"Enjoyable stay"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

The Queen at Chester Hotel, BW Premier Collection
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Roomzzz Chester City
Roomzzz Chester City
4 out of 5
Norroy House, Nuns Road, Chester, England, CH1 2LJ
The price is £92 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (859 reviews)
"Great value for money, Great location for chester races, clean hotel, welcoming reception staff, would definitely stay again, complimentary coffee 24/7 and fresh pastries in the morning was a nice extra"

Reviewed on 30 May 2022

Roomzzz Chester City
Deva Leisure
Deva Leisure
Domus House Lower Bridge St, Chester, England, CH1 1RU
Stay at this apartment in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Chester Zoo and Chester Racecourse are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (3 reviews)
Beware the bathroom
"Very clean and comfortable room but beware the bathroom. We couldn't use the sink. If they move the shelf under the mirror you could maybe use the sink, however just for the weekend, you can't beat the location. I didn't know before I booked that I had to pay for parking, but it was lovely and safe. ..."

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2022

Deva Leisure
Concorde House Luxury Apartments Chester
Concorde House Luxury Apartments Chester
6 Canal St, Chester, England, CH1 4EJ
The price is £110 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this apartment in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions Chester Zoo and Chester City Walls are located nearby. Discover ...
Concorde House Luxury Apartments Chester
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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