10 Things to do in Chester

There are lots of amazing things to do in Chester. All of which is contained within the ancient city walls, within the shadow of a cathedral that dates back more than 1000 years.

Below we take a look at 10 things to do in Chester.

Eastgate clock

This is the country’s second most important clock (aside from Big Ben). It is an amazing ornate landmark that was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee.

The ancient city walls

The city walls in Chester are actually the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain, with parts of the wall almost 2000 years old.
Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is known as the best zoo in the UK, and the third in the entire world – so you must pay a visit. There are over 21,000 animals and more than 500 species of rare, exotic and endangered wildlife.

Storyhouse Theatre

Chester is very proud to be home to Storyhouse, a multi-award winning £37m theatre, library, cinema and restaurant complex. It was officially opened in 2018 by Her Majesty the Queen and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle on her first ever official royal visit.

Chester Cathedral

Here you will take a journey through centuries of history and view the most complete set of monastic buildings. Take a ground floor tour or climb up to the top of the tower where you will see the 14th century quire stalls and get beautiful views of Chester and North Wales.

Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse, is also known as The Roodee and according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England and possibly even the whole world. Horse racing at Chester Racecourse actually dates back to the early 16th century with the first recorded race held on 9th February 1539.

Grosvenor Museum

Here you will find out all about the history of Chester through fascinating displays on Roman life in the city at the Grosvenor Museum which attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year.

Boat trip on the River Dee

Why not take a relaxing sail along the stunning River Dee by taking a half hour city cruise or an afternoon tea cruise through the Duke of Westminster’s Estate.

Roman Amphitheatre

Chester is proud to have the largest stone-built Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, which was also the scene of the largest excavation in Britain back in 2005. Today, only the northern half of the structure is exposed.

Dinner by the waterside

There are plenty of dining experiences by the waterside, where you can make the most of a summers day and get some stunning views of the city whilst enjoying a meal on the waterfront.

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