Things to do
Chester is famous for its ancient history and, in just a couple of miles, you can see all the major attractions. Begin with a stroll along the City Walls, and then drop in at the Roman amphitheatre before wandering around the oldest racecourse in Britain. In the evening hole-up in one of the cosy traditional pubs or join a ghost tour around some of the world’s most haunted streets.
With 11,000 animals and 110 acres of gardens, Chester Zoo is top of most visitors’ ‘to do’ lists. But there are also numerous other lesser-known gems hidden around the region. You could visit the Ness Botanic Gardens or historic houses like Tatton Park.
FOOD & DRINK
There’s more to Cheshire than its world-famous cheese. Stroll around Chester and prepare to be tempted by artisan coffee shops and exclusive chocolate, lovingly crafted ales and Michelin-starred dining. There’s even a vast ice cream parlour for when the sun is shining.