Chester Attractions are a group of attractions based in Chester who have come together to form a affiliation with a common interest: to make your visit a wonderful, memorable experience and entice you back time and time again. With one of the most densily populated attraction offers in Britain there’s sure to be something quite literally around every corner to satisfy every taste!
As for Chester itself, well its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make it one of Britain’s most popular places for an unforgettable visit. Chester is a must-see favourite at any time of year and the 2,000 year old classic is always a hit with 21st century visitors. The moment you arrive, the ancient heritage takes your breath away.
Well, you are walking where Roman Legionaries marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo-Saxons. Each chapter of Chester’s history is etched into the very fabric of the City. The City Walls, the Cathedral, The Rows, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Racecourse and the River Dee all play a part in the City’s exciting tales of adventure.
Myths and legends are everywhere just like the black and white half-timbered buildings that make Chester so captivating –especially the two-tier galleries of shops -The Rows. They provide an intriguing and amazing backdrop to your visit and some of the best shopping on offer. You’ll find stores galore offering the hottest fashion in Chester especially in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre with its great mix of retailers.
There are plenty of things to see and do in the city all year too. Start your voyage of discovery at the Grosvenor Museum, where a super DVD presentation charts the development of Chester from the days of the dinosaur to the digital age. Its art, silver and natural history galleries are well worth exploring at your leisure. Equally fascinating are the galleries devoted to the Chester’s Roman history, which explore the life and times of the Fortress of Deva, and include a nationally important collection of Roman tombstones. Don’t miss too its period house showing how people lived in Chester across the centuries.
Nearby, you’ll find the Dewa Roman Experience where you can step aboard a time-travelling Roman galley that takes you back to the streets of Chester as they were 2000 years ago.
Equally popular is the Cheshire Military Museum charting the history of the County’s regiments from the 17th century to the present day. It’s part of the Chester Castle complex that features the Agricola Tower dating from the Norman invasion of Britain in the 11th century.
By the way, you can explore the City’s history and heritage aboard open-top buses with City Sightseeing’s hop-on, hop off service, or take ride into bygone days with Chester Heritage Tours Victorian omnibus.
Take a trip aboard the Miniature Railway in Grosvenor Park too – it’s a delight for children of all ages.
Guided Walking Tours depart at 10.30am from the Town Hall and cover Chester’s 2000 years of history on foot in 90 minutes. You can also book tickets for special walking tours including Secret Chester unlocking the towers on the city walls, and The Ghost Tour, or sign up for the Roman Soldier Tour led by a legionary dressed in full battle-gear.
You can also enjoy a leisurely Canal Boat Cruise from The Mill Hotel with dining on board or sail up the river with one of Chesterboat’s many pleasure cruises. By the way, their party nights are always popular and feature lots of retro pop!
Don’t miss too Telford’s Warehouse next to the Canal Basin where you can discover a host of narrowboats and enjoy live entertainment in a lively bar and restaurant.
Just outside the City is The Ice Cream Farm, offering over 40 irresistible flavours of ice creams and sorbets, outdoor adventure play areas, Animal Corner, the Country Kitchen Café, gift shops, kids quad bikes, mini golf and much more…
Chester is also the ideal base to stay and explore the castles, coast and countryside of North Wales, best explored on a Busybus Tour departing from Chester railway station.
With all this at your fingertips, what are you waiting for? Chester, your attraction rich heritage City is waiting to welcome you and create lifelong memories.