Find things to do in Chester

Chester is something of a living museum, with charming medieval buildings and well-preserved walls making for a pretty city centre that attracts visitors from far and wide.

The city's proximity to some of the UK's premier tourist attractions and retail facilities, as well as being within a stone's throw of Manchester and Liverpool, have made little Chester a popular destination both for tourists and residents.

Here are our top things to do in Chester:

A Brief History of Chester

Famed for its Roman heritage and historic architectural centre, Chester has developed into a thriving modern city, with all the cosmopolitan trappings of great places to eat and drink, shop and take in the culture. Chester is something of a living museum, with...

Great Walking Routes Near Chester

Cheshire has some of the best countryside the UK has to offer. So, when you just can't face any more shopping trips, why not head out on one of these wonderful walking routes near Chester? Parkgate Something easy for beginners here. The quiet village of Parkgate sits...

Veggie & Vegan-Friendly Eateries in Chester

Looking for veggie and vegan-friendly restaurants in Chester? Get yourself down to some of these hip and happening spots for some of the best veggie and vegan grub in Cheshire:  La P'tite France France, a place of charcuteries, blue steaks and cheese; probably not the...

In The Area: Chester Zoo & Blue Planet Aquarium

Chester Zoo is home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals spread across 125 acres of stunning parkland and beautifully landscaped enclosures. Consistently rated the UK's No.1 zoo, and the third best on the planet (according to TripAdvisor), the expansive animal...

In The Area: The Chester Rows

Chester's charming timbered houses and covered walkways are one of the city's most iconic sights.  A Cheshire institution, the pretty Rows line up along Chester's main streets. Nowadays, the premises are a mishmash of high street shops, restaurants and offices, though...

Arts & Culture in Chester

Though Chester may be more synonymous with Roman history and wild animals, art and history lovers will find plenty to do within its walls. The wooden walkways and ancient streets of this city hide a thriving scene for arts and culture in Chester.  There's always...

Where to Shop in Chester

From boutique stores rubbing shoulders along the historic Rows to the UK's largest designer outlet, ancient Chester is a shopper's paradise. Shoppers are well catered for in Chester, with larger retailers to be found down the main shopping areas of Eastgate and the...

Dining & Nightlife in Chester

Lovers of great food won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer in Chester. Offering plenty of choice within the picturesque setting of this historic walled city, dining and nightlife in Chester is amongst the best you'll find in the country. Dining As well as the usual...

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A Local's Eye View

Get the ‘local low-down’ on Chester with insight into great things to see and do, as well as recommended places to eat, drink and dance in the historic walled city.

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