Unmissable tourist sites
Chester Travel guide
Chester : Michelin's recommendations
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
Northgate Street GB - Chester CH1 2HQ
This fine Gothic building (1869) in red and grey sandstone, with its 49 m tower, replaced an earlier Town Hall, destroyed by fire. The Assembly Rooms are open to the public.
Saint Werburgh Street 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-..
Eastgate Street 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. ..
Northgate Street GB - Chester CH1 2BG
Prix Prices from : 59 £
Just 120 metres from Chester Cathedral, The Commercial Hotel offers boutique bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. The luxury hotel also features 3 bars with DJs playing from 21:00 until 03:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. The elegant bedrooms each have a sumptuous..
The Racecource, New Crane Street GB - Chester CH1 2LY
Prix Prices from : 60 £
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..
Eastgate Street, Eastgate GB - Chester CH1 1LT
This award-winning 5-star hotel boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and individually decorated luxury rooms with bathrobes and Bose CD players. Guests can relax in the spa’s herb sauna or ice fountain. All of the luxurious rooms have their own indi..
Grosvenor Rd GB - Chester CH1 2DJ
70 Watergate St GB - Chester CH1 2LA
Smart restaurant offering prime quality steaks - including rib-eye, sirloin, chateaubriand and rare breeds. Start in the mean, moody cocktail bar, where the cuts are presented and explained, then eat downstairs among the cow paraphernalia.
134-140 Northgate St GB - Chester CH1 2HT
Personally and passionately run bistro and cookshop, named after the owners themselves. Simple, light décor mirrors the style of the cooking. Monthly menu offers well-judged, satisfying dishes and tasty homemade pastries.
Eastgate GB - Chester CH1 1LT
Parisian brasserie with a large, hand-painted glass skylight, mirrors, brass rails and colourful light fittings; sit on a leather banquette or in a booth. Refined British, French and Mediterranean dishes are cooked on the Josper grill.
Grosvenor Rd GB - Chester CH1 2DJ
Fashionable spot for city dining, located on the fifth floor of a hotel. Menus combine a French base with a modern edge; try the tasting menu to fully appreciate the flavourful, artistic cooking.
The Racecourse GB - Chester CH1 2LY
Stylish, spacious modern brasserie set in a stand of the racecourse, with a smartly furnished interior, decked terraces and panoramic views. Modern British cooking makes good use of local produce.