Things to see and do - Chester
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Chester stands near the Welsh border and is one of the most picturesque towns in England. It was occupied by the Romans, Vikings and Normans and was once a regional capital. The Rows, its medieval multi-storey shopping arcades, the preserved ramparts and cathedral provide the city with undeniable charm. Chester’s port reached its peak in the late 16C. Today, the Roodee racecourse occupies the site of former Roman galley moorings.
Tourist attractions Chester : Things to see and do
st. Eastgate GB - Chester CH1 1LE
The construction of these shopping arcades, first mentioned in Chester's city records in 1331, seems to coincide with the arrival of merchants. Originally, shops were housed on the ground floor and the upper storeys were given over to accommodation. ..
st. Saint Werburgh GB - Chester CH1 2HU
The 11C Norman abbey church was replaced by the present red sandstone building between 1250 and 1540 which has been carefully restored since 1868. Many of the original abbey buildings still stand around the 16C cloisters. Note the remarkable hammer-b..
st. New crane GB - Chester CH1 2NN
The city walls are extremely well preserved and are a good way of appreciating Chester. North Gate commands Northgate Street, one of the main thoroughfares of the inner city, which is lined with medieval façades. By following the eastern section of t..
The Racecource, New Crane Street GB - Chester CH1 2LY
Within the grounds of Chester Racecourse, this Holiday Inn Express offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk and impressive views. Chester’s historic centre is just a 5-minute walk away. The spacious rooms feature colourful art and tea/coffee faciliti..
St John St GB - Chester CH1 1HL
Prix Prices from : 80 £
In the city centre, the Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel is just 10 minutes’ walk from Chester Racecourse and Chester Cathedral. Free Wi-Fi via The Cloud is available in all areas. Rooms have period features and modern facilities including a flat-scree..
Trinity Street GB - Chester CH1 2BD
Prix Prices from : 99 £
In the historic city centre, Crowne Plaza Chester boasts an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and a modern gym. Its elegant rooms feature Egyptian cotton sheets and satellite TV. Each spacious room includes a private bathroom with a hairdryer, bathrobes ..
140 Northgate St GB - Chester CH1 2HT
Close to the city wall, behind a narrow terrace, is this cosy, characterful little tapas bar. It has no phone number or reservation system, but it does offer generous, tasty dishes which are served by a friendly young team.
70 Watergate St GB - Chester CH1 2LA
Smart restaurant offering prime quality steaks - including porterhouse and bone-in fillet or rib-eye; the 5 week dry-aged cuts are from premium Welsh beef. Eat in the moody cocktail bar or downstairs amongst the cow paraphernalia.
Grosvenor Rd GB - Chester CH1 2DJ
134-140 Northgate St GB - Chester CH1 2HT
This personally and passionately run bistro is named after its owners, Joe and Ben. The light, simple décor mirrors the style of cooking and the monthly menu offers tasty, well-judged dishes. They serve breakfast, lunch, coffee and homemade pastries ..
Eastgate GB - Chester CH1 1LT
Elegant restaurant with a fresh, classic feel, a stylish cocktail lounge and an impressive wine cellar. Confident cooking shows respect for ingredients, bringing together clean, clear flavours in sophisticated dishes that display interesting, innovat..
Grosvenor Rd GB - Chester CH1 2DJ
A stylish spot on the fifth floor of a hotel, where you can enjoy far-reaching views over the castle and racecourse. Menus combine a French base with a modern edge; the tasting menu best demonstrates the flavourful, artistic cooking.