Things to do in Chester


Chester, with the best preserved wall in the United Kingdom, is an ideal place to stroll through its ancient streets of Roman origin or enjoy the excellent activities that it offers at every corner.

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Chester Cathedral


Chester Cathedral, with more than 900 years of history

  • To get directly to the cathedral, the best option is to take bus line 100, which leaves you in front of the building, getting off at The Cathedral stop.


  • In it you will find its Refectory Café, where you can have a comforting moment after visiting it, and also a gift shop with a wide range of souvenirs or local products.


  • It is also a venue for orchestral performances, concerts and charity events to raise funds, being a center of musical excellence, with weekly organ recitals and the organization of the best choirs in the country. You can complement your visit and go to one of its musical events.


  • We recommend that you book a guided tour of the tower.


  • Founded as a Benedictine abbey in 1092.


  • The original church was built in the Romanesque or Norman style and some of its parts can still be seen today.


  • The church was subsequently rebuilt around the year 1250 in the Gothic style, a process that took around 275 years and resulted in the incredible structure that is seen today.


  • The cathedral, with more than 900 years of history, has a rich and varied history that you can discover while contemplating its well-preserved architectural elements, both internally and externally.


  • Its interior is excellently ornamented with numerous wooden elements and its colorful stained glass windows.


  • The monumental complex that it offers is one of the most complete of the country's religious buildings, as it is located in a Georgian square, has Roman remains in its surroundings and has the largest indoor green spaces. In short, a whole experience to discover.


  • The views from its tower are one of the most fabulous in the entire city.


  • • Cathedral: Free • Guided tour of the tower: 1-hour tours Adults 8 GBP, children 6 GBP 30-minute tours Adults and children 6GBP


  • 44 01 244 324 756


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Saturday, from 09:00 to 17:00. Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Chester City Walls


The ancient walls of Chester

  • You can arrive and see them from various places. If you take advantage of the visit to the Cathedral, we recommend that you walk down Northgate St until you reach the Shropshire Union canal and turn right along City Walls until you reach the place.


  • It has different points to go up and down the wall, with ramp access areas for wheelchairs.


  • Its construction was started by the Romans when they established the fortress of Deva Victrix between 70 and 80 AD


  • Originally, a wall of earth and vegetal elements was built, crowned by a wooden palisade. From about 100 AD they were rebuilt with sandstone, but it was not completed until more than 100 years later.


  • After the Roman occupation, there is no data until the re-founding of Chester in 907, when the defenses were improved.


  • After the Norman conquest, the walls were extended to the west and south to form a complete circuit around the medieval city, being completed in the 12th century.


  • Today, they form an almost complete circuit of the old medieval city, with a total length of 2.95 kilometers.


  • The walls of Chester are one of the great tourist attractions of the city, being an essential visit.


  • They are very easy to navigate from the city center and also on the outskirts and they generate a pleasant view of the old houses and streets, which are not to be missed.


  • At different points you will have excellent views of interesting points in the city, such as the Shropshire Union canal, the racecourse or the castle.


  • min - min


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    local_activity No ticket needed


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Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens


Discover the world of birds in the cathedral gardens

  • To get there, the best option is to take bus line 100, which leaves you in front of the Cathedral, getting off at The Cathedral stop. From there, you should walk towards the northeast part of the religious site.


  • The entrance fee to the site allows you to explore the center and the natural gardens, visit the birds of prey and reptiles, and see the daily outdoor flight displays. The good thing is that they are daily entries, so you can leave and return at any time.


  • You can also help the center to guarantee the care of the birds by making donations during the visit or even sponsoring a bird.


  • The attraction of falconry was an important novelty for the gardens of the Cathedral, since its implementation in 2015.


  • The beautiful gardens of the cathedral, in addition to having pleasant green spaces, are home to one of the most impressive aerial exhibitions that you will be able to contemplate.


  • This attraction gives you the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular birds of prey, up close and in the heart of the city, as well as being able to learn infinite things about many types of birds, reptiles or insects.


  • You can enjoy a private session with one of the experienced falconers of the place, where you will have the opportunity to handle and fly one of their birds, such as owls, hawks and even a vulture.


  • Adults: GBP 6. Children: GBP 4.50. Family of 4 (two adults and two children): GBP 18. Family of 5 (two adults and three children): GBP 22. Falconry: One-hour Falconry Experience: GBP 45 per person 90-Minute Falconry Experience: GBP 65 per person Two-hour Falconry Experience: GBP 85 per person


  • 44 1244 699053


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 10:00 to 16:00.


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Eastgate Street


One of the original streets of Roman times

  • To get to Eastgate Street you must take bus line 40 or X4, getting off at the Foregate Street stop (Stop AA) and walking west on the same street and enter Eastgate Street from Eastgate Clock.


  • It is the street that continued the original entrance of the Roman fortress of Deva Victrix. It is a prominent landmark in the city of Chester and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.


  • The original gate was guarded by a wooden tower that was replaced by a stone tower in the 2nd century, which in turn would be replaced in the 14th century.


  • The current front door dates from 1768 and is a three-arched sandstone structure.


  • In 1899 an iron clock was added to the top of the door in honor of Queen Victoria.


  • The entire structure, entrance door and clock, was designated as a Grade I building within the English Heritage.


  • Its gateway, topped by a clock, is a clear emblem of the city of Chester and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.


  • Its gateway, topped by a clock, is a clear emblem of the city of Chester and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.


  • It is a beautiful cobbled pedestrian street, with many historical buildings that make it a picturesque and fantastic place.


  • Along the street you can find different commercial establishments, including different local shops, as well as different restaurants, cafes and tea shops.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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The Grosvenor Museum


Interesting museum about the history of Chester

  • The museum is a 10-15 minute walk from the Chester Bus Interchange. From The Cross walk down Bridge Street and at the traffic light turn right onto Grosvenor Street. The museum is on the left side.


  • It has wheelchair access to the ground floor, including the Uno Exhibition Gallery, the Epoch House, the Conference Theater, the Roman Galleries and the accessible bathroom. Instead, there is no elevator for the first and second floors.


  • There is a small cafe in the museum that offers hot and cold drinks, and small snacks. For more intense meals there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby.


  • The Grosvenor Museum houses collections about Chester's history, artistic heritage and natural history.


  • There is a program of exhibitions and special events throughout the year, in addition to the interesting permanent exhibition it has.


  • Inside you can learn and discover what the Roman military occupation of Chester was like or visit the Period House, with rooms set from the seventeenth century to the 1920s, where you can see the domestic evolution.


  • Free


  • +44 1244 972197


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From Monday to Saturday


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Grosvenor Park Road


One of the best parks in the city

  • You can get to the park by taking bus lines 11, 11A or 16, getting off at the Vicar's Lane Coach stop. Walking southeast for a couple of minutes you will enter the park.


  • It is the perfect place for a getaway, for a leisurely stroll along the river, for a picnic in its spacious gardens, or for taking some interesting pictures in the little railway machines.


  • They hold different cultural and musical events throughout the year that are very interesting to attend.


  • Grosvenor Park was awarded the Green Flag Award, awarded to the nation's public parks.


  • It is listed as a Grade II garden within the English Heritage.


  • It was restored in 2014.


  • It reaches 5.8 hectares of landscaped green areas.


  • The park was built on the land of the Marquis Richard Grosvenor. He himself subsidized its creation, designed by Edward Kemp and later donated it to the city.


  • Located just outside the historic city walls of Chester, the park forms a significant cultural precinct in the heart of the city.


  • It is one of the best examples of Victorian parks in the UK, having a considerable history and forming a valuable open space with a wide variety of entertainment, including an activity zone, The Lodge Café, Open Theater Air and even a miniature railway. .


  • It offers good views of the River Dee, along its banks, and also of the ruins and of St. John's Church.


  • Free


  • 44 (0) 300 123 7026


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (summer). From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (winter).


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Watergate Street


Another of Chester's streets of Roman origin

  • You can get there by taking bus line 100 and getting off at the Racecourse Tour stop, to walk from there along New Crane St towards Watergate Street.


  • However, the most recommended option could perfectly be to continue the visit after walking down Eastgate Street, since they are in Chester Cross. In this way you can make a continuous visit.


  • It is the perfect place to sit and have a coffee or tea in the establishments that are along the street, the place is famous for it.


  • It was one of the four main streets of Roman Chester.


  • At the end of medieval times it was considered the main street of the city.


  • After the passage of time, and in the 1960s, Watergate Street was one of the places in Chester that had become quite run down and in decline. However, it has been possible to recover the good conditions of the place.


  • This pedestrian street is excellent to enjoy the urban architecture of the city.


  • It is the quietest and least commercialized of Chester's main streets.


  • In the street you will find numerous cafes with a certain extravagance, some bars and restaurants and some shops with a selection of designer clothes, children's items and toys or the Watergate Gallery, among others, in interesting buildings such as Booth Mansion.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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St John's Church Hall


One of the oldest churches in Chester

  • To get to the place you must take the bus line 1 Sapphire, 1 gold, 11, 11A, 16, 61, 62, 100 or X1, getting off at the Vicar's Lane stop (Stop G).


  • At St. John's there is the possibility of taking a free guided tour with one of the church volunteers. To do this, you must contact them with some time.


  • There is the possibility of buying different religious articles in the small shop there. It also has a cafeteria with a small offer of snacks and drinks.


  • On its website you can download three routes in PDF for different age groups that are ideal for visiting the church while learning its history.


  • The church is located on Vicar's Lane, outside the city walls, on a cliff above the north bank of the River Dee.


  • It is considered to have been founded in the 7th century.


  • It was a cathedral during the Middle Ages, although it was only the seat of the bishop in practice from 1075 to 1095.


  • It was partially restored in the 17th and 19th centuries.


  • The church is listed on the English National Heritage List as a Grade I building.


  • Today it is an active parish church of the Anglican Church and is considered the finest example of 11th to 12th century religious architecture in Cheshire.


  • The visit is essential, because its Romanesque architecture is perfectly preserved, so you can see the architectural style to perfection.


  • Inside you will find some fantastic stained glass windows and mosaics, some excellent chapels and an interesting fresco on the column next to the altar.


  • Without a doubt it is one of the most remarkable religious buildings in the city of Chester, although it is not so well known.


  • Free


  • 44 1244 676567


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open every day from 10:00 to 16:00.


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Chester Zoo


Zoo with exotic and endangered species

  • You can get there directly if you take bus line 1 gold or X1 gold and get off at the Chester Zoo stop, which leaves you next to the enclosure.


  • It is advisable to bring your own food, especially if you are going to spend a considerable time inside it.


  • If you book more than 7 days in advance, you will save up to GBP 4 per ticket, compared to the price you would pay at the zoo that day.


  • It is the most visited zoo in the UK.


  • In its enclosure there are more than 27,000 animals and up to just over 50 hectares of botanical gardens.


  • Among its gardens you will find different National Collections of nepenthes plants, orchid plants and cactus plants. In addition, all kinds of herbs and exotic plants.


  • It is a fantastic experience for the whole family in which you will be able to see animals and plants that you will hardly be able to see anywhere else.


  • The zoo is quite large, clean and well cared for. The animals have well-conditioned spaces and you can listen to the anecdotes and curiosities of them, told by the zoo employees.


  • You will be able to enjoy various services and the possibilities to do so are many, such as the free boat tour, a visit to the cave of the bats or a ride on a monkey rail.


  • Variables according to day, between the following prices: Adult 20 GBP, Child 15.45 GBP Adult 21.81 GBP, Child 17.27 GBP Adult 23.63 GBP, Child 19.09 GBP Adult 25.45 GBP, Child 20.90 GBP


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open every day from 10:00 to 16:00.


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Watergate Street


Chester's most typical shopping arcades

  • You have a multitude of options, especially walking through the center of Chester. In any case, we recommend that you arrive by bus line 1 gold, 13, 16, 61, 62 or 100, getting off at the Lower Bridge Street stop (Stand Y) and walking north.


  • Do not hesitate to enter the galleries, you will discover countless peculiar stores where you can buy excellent souvenirs.


  • Remember that you can find many of these buildings on the four main streets of the historic area of Chester.


  • The Rows are continuous half-timbered galleries, reached by steps, forming a second row of shops above those at street level along Watergate Street, Northgate Street, Eastgate Street and Bridge Street.


  • Some buildings are original from the 13th century, including the Three Old Arches in Bridge, although they are generally from the 19th century with a Renaissance setting.


  • The atmosphere generated by The Rows is unique in the world and is one of the most emblematic places in Chester.


  • It contains a good number of old commercial galleries, which are located in arcaded areas and are full of shops inside.


  • The visit to this place will totally transport you to other times and it is one of the most photographed places in the city.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Chester History & Heritage


Interesting museum in an old 19th century church

  • To get to the museum you must take the bus lines 1 Sapphire, 4, 4S, 11, 11A, 16, X1 or X4, getting off at the Grosvenor Street stop (Stop X), you must walk a couple of minutes along Grosvenor Road in a southwest direction .


  • There is fully complete accessibility to the ground floor of the Museum where The History Hub is located. On their website you can download an accessibility guide.


  • There is a small cafe in the museum that offers hot and cold drinks, and small snacks.


  • The museum is inside the old Church of San Miguel, whose construction dates from the 19th century, although it existed previously since the 12th century, being a church and a prison among other functions.


  • Chester History and Heritage has an extensive collection of images and a wide range of resources, including books, brochures, directories, and maps of Chester, which are freely available on the site.


  • The center works as a place dedicated to the dissemination of the history of the city, through interesting collections of photographs and of paintings and engravings of the old city.


  • It is an essential visit if you want to know the evolution of the city over the centuries and especially if you are a lover of history and culture.


  • It is also a good idea to enjoy the old church building.


  • Free.


  • +44 01 244 972210


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Chester Castle


The remains of the old Chester Castle

  • You can get there by taking bus lines 1 Sapphire, 4, 4S, 11, 11A, X1 or X4, getting off at the HQ stop, which will leave you practically in front of the castle.


  • Although it is currently temporarily closed, it is a pleasant visit to see the remains of the castle walls. It usually opens in the summer season.


  • Chester Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in 1070 and became the administrative center for Chester County.


  • During the reigns of Henry III and Edward I, the castle served as the headquarters for the conquest of Wales and new construction was carried out, especially the outer courtyard. In the later medieval period, the monarch rarely stayed in the castle, but it still served as the center for county administration.


  • During the Civil War (1642-1646) it was the seat of the royal governor, John, Lord Byron. A permanent garrison was later installed there, and between 1788 and 1813 the outer courtyard was completely rebuilt in the neoclassical style.


  • On the first floor is the Chapel of St Mary de Castro, which contains some exceptional wall paintings from around 1240.


  • It is a visit that complements the walk along the old wall and will offer you privileged positions from which to obtain some beautiful exterior photos of the old facade of the castle.


  • Although the remains of the castle are scarce and it is only open on specific occasions, it is worth visiting for the views it has over the racecourse and the River Dee.


  • Certain events are held throughout the year, which focus on disseminating the work of medieval times, such as demonstrations of textile art, among other things.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Chester Town Hall


Chester's Old Town Hall

  • You can get there by taking bus line 100 and getting off at The Cathedral stop.


  • At Christmas, the City Council holds events that you can access by making a reservation. Enjoy a beverage reception, a delicious three-course festive dinner, and live entertainment.


  • The Town Hall is Gothic in style and was built in 1865, being officially opened in 1869 by the Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester (later King Edward VII).


  • Chester City Hall now sits in its new headquarters opposite Chester Castle, but the old City Hall remains a cultural icon of the city and is open to the public for tours, events, weddings and exhibitions.


  • The building of the old Chester City Hall is an essential visit to see one of the most aesthetic and beautiful buildings in the city.


  • There is a wide variety of sculptures and pieces of art to observe in and around the building, especially the war memorial that commemorates the local soldiers who lost their lives during World War I, the plaques and shields that decorate the walls of the staircase. , as well as the three sculptures on the portico.


  • Free.


  • +44 01 244 304 660


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From Monday to Wednesday and Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00.


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Chester Roman Amphitheatre


The largest Roman amphitheater in the UK

  • To get to the place you must take the bus line 1 Sapphire, 1 gold, 11, 11A, 16, 61, 62, 100 or X1, getting off at the Vicar's Lane stop (Stop G).


  • It is located next to the church of St John, so we recommend that when you visit it you take a detour to visit it.


  • The Chester Roman Amphitheater was built in the late 1st century AD. C., when many of these buildings were built throughout the Roman Empire.


  • It was located just outside the southeastern corner of the Roman legionnaire's fortress, and was probably used, both for entertainment, as well as for troop maneuvers and exercises, and weapons training.


  • Only two-fifths of the amphitheater are visible, the rest lies unexcavated behind the brick wall. In the excavated part, two entrances have been exposed: the largest is located on the long axis to the north, while the smallest is located on the short axis to the east.


  • The facing of the arena is the original stone wall, although due to subsequent removal some sections are missing and there is a modern concrete backing.


  • For those curious about history and the past, it is the largest Roman amphitheater discovered so far in the British Isles.


  • It is one of the most visible examples of the Roman presence in Chester.


  • Despite the fact that its remains are scarce, it is not bad to visit an entire Roman amphitheater in the heart of a current city.


  • Free.


  • +44 370 333 1181


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Old Dee Bridge


Chester's oldest bridge

  • You can get to Old Dee Bridge by taking bus line 100 and getting off at the Country Hall Tour stop. From there you will see the bridge and you can even cross it.


  • From it you can see the old ford from Roman times, especially if you look at the flow when the flood is low enough


  • The original bridge was built by the Romans and probably had stone foundations that led to a wooden walkway.


  • The Roman bridge had to disappear around the 10th century and a new wooden one was built, which would be restructured with better materials to the way it can be seen today in the 14th century.


  • A tower was built on the bridge between 1399 and 1407, as part of the city's defenses, being demolished in 1781.


  • The bridge is built from local red sandstone.


  • It has seven arches, all of which are of different dimensions.


  • The bridge, which is the oldest in the city, offers fantastic views over the river, both with high and low floods.


  • Perfect place to take pictures in one of the most iconic places in Chester.


  • Take the opportunity to take a pleasant walk through it and enjoying the atmosphere.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Chester Meadows


The beautiful grasslands of Chester

  • You can get there by taking bus line 62 and getting off at the St George's Crescent stop. From there you should walk east for a few minutes on Queen's Dr. until you reach the prairies.


  • Although it is advisable to visit it in times of better climate and flora (spring-summer), it is also a good idea to visit it if it is snowing, as the completely white landscape is fantastic.


  • Ideal for a picnic or a romantic getaway.


  • The Meadows is a collection of grasslands and wetlands located on the banks of the Chester River Dee as it passes through the heart of the city.


  • In summer the cattle are grazed by the place to provide a perfect habitat for a diverse variety of flora and fauna.


  • It is a popular area for wildlife and nature lovers.


  • You can see all kinds of animals feeding in the meadows, while in the wetlands you can see frogs and smooth newts.


  • It is ideal to enjoy a pleasant walk through the countryside, getting away from the bustle of the city and breathing clean and pure air.


  • It offers good views over the river and it is possible that from time to time you can observe a boat.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Chester Roman Gardens


Excellent garden with Roman remains

  • You can get to the place by taking the bus line 1 Sapphire, 1 gold, 11, 11A, 16, 61, 62, 100 or X1, getting off at the Vicar's Lane stop (Stop G). From there walk towards the Roman amphitheater and after passing it you will see the place.


  • The infographic of the place is extremely useful and will help you to contextualize each element of the park.


  • Chester's Roman Gardens are located southeast of the city, just outside the city walls, near the Roman amphitheater.


  • The gardens were built in 1949 by Graham Webster, then curator of the Grosvenor Museum, and Charles Greenwood to display the architectural remains of the Roman.


  • It includes pieces from some of the most important military buildings, the main baths, and the Legionnaires' headquarters, as well as general artifacts found throughout the city.


  • Most of the fragments of Roman buildings now on display in the gardens were unearthed in the late 19th century during excavations at Chester. The project was part of Chester's contribution to the 1951 Festival of Great Britain.


  • It is a pleasant walk in the open air where you can mix nature and history.


  • Although the tour is short, you will be able to see vestiges of the Roman occupation of the city.


  • You will see remains of Chester's famous Roman Baths and major Roman buildings that are no longer preserved today.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Tatton Park


An 18th century mansion with parks and activities

  • To get around, we recommend arriving with your own vehicle. To do this you will have to drive on the M56 towards Cliff Ln / A50 at Appleton Thorn and take exit 9, to continue on A50 towards Mereheath Dr in Chesire East. It will take about 45 minutes.


  • There are all kinds of activities for all ages, from wildlife courses to cooking workshops, popular meals, and deer-watching hikes.


  • We recommend you visit their website to book tickets, as this way you can better plan your visit, since each attraction requires an access ticket.


  • Huge site with acres of parks and gardens to explore, an impressive 18th century mansion, a historic farm, and a deer and playground.


  • Since the early 18th century, the Egerton family made a home on this site.


  • The previous house was extensively remodeled in the neoclassical style, this mansion being built between 1780 and 1813 by architects Samuel Wyatt and Lewis William Wyatt.


  • An old place but full of life, which is the ideal plan for a good day with the whole family.


  • Perfect for doing different activities that you couldn't do in the city.


  • With over 100 events to discover, you can experience the world-famous RHS Flower Show, enjoy food festivals, or even watch movie classics in the picturesque deer park.


  • +44 1625 374400


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Chester Cross


The meeting point in the city

  • We recommend that you access it by walking from any of the four streets that give it access.


  • During the summer months, the Chester town crier makes a proclamation every noon from the High Cross steps.


  • Chester Cross is the crossroads of the main streets of Roman Chester, when the city was a fortress.


  • The streets at the intersection are Watergate Street, Eastgate Street, Bridge Street, and Northgate Street.


  • The crossing consists of a staggered crossroads, with Watergate Street continuing with Eastgate Street, and Bridge Street joining the crossing west of Northgate Street.


  • The centerpiece of Chester Cross is the grade II listed building, Chester High Cross, a medieval cross that was damaged in the 17th century Civil War.


  • Immediately north of Chester Cross is St. Peter's Church.


  • Today Chester Cross is the most popular meeting point in Chester.


  • It is essentially the center of the city and one of the most picturesque places in it.


  • It's Chester's liveliest place for entertainment and business.


  • Ideal for walking while you admire its buildings, do some shopping or take the opportunity to eat the traditional food of the place.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Queens Park Bridge


A suspension bridge from the last century

  • You can get to the place by taking the bus line 1 Sapphire, 1 gold, 11, 11A, 16, 61, 62, 100 or X1, getting off at the Vicar's Lane stop (Stop G). From there walk south towards the banks of the River Dee.


  • It is located near The Meadows, so if you do a walking itinerary towards the prairies, it is recommended and necessary that you cross this bridge.


  • The original bridge was built in 1852 at the behest of Enoch Gerrard, the owner of Queen's Park, the developing suburb across the river.


  • When the Chester corporation took ownership of the bridge in the early 1920s, they decided to demolish it.


  • A new bridge was built to the designs of Charles Greenwood, the city's engineer and surveyor, replacing the previous bridge.


  • The groundbreaking ceremony, conducted by Chester's mayor, Councilman SR Wall, took place on April 18, 1923.


  • Ideal to enjoy the nature around you and the views it offers, while taking a walk along the banks of the River Dee.


  • Crossing the suspension bridge is a pleasure and just looking down will comfort you to see the flow of the river.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Saint Mary Without-the-Walls


Excellent 19th century church

  • You can get there by taking bus lines 1 gold, 13, 16, 61, 62 or 100, getting off at the St Mary's Church stop, which leaves you practically at the church.


  • At Christmas time you can attend the musical events that take place there, including opera or musical concerts.


  • St Mary's Without-the-Walls is located in Handbridge, south of the River Dee.


  • The current church was built in 1887, to a design by FB Wade, to replace the original St Mary's On-the-Hill, which now houses a heritage center within the city walls.


  • A porch was added on the south face of the tower in 1914 which was designed by PH Lockwood.


  • The cemetery walls, gates and bars were also designed by FB Wade for the first Duke of Westminster in 1887, and are listed on Grade II of the English Heritage.


  • Its exterior is fantastic with stone blocks and sandstone dressings, as well as its green slate roofs, which make it an interesting building to see.


  • It is highly recommended to access its interior for its interesting baptistery and its stained glass windows, which date back to 1887, as well as for the architectural interest of its nave, paved with wooden blocks, among other elements.


  • Free.


  • +44 1244 671202


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.



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Muy muy atractiva realmente, la muralla y las ruinas romanas serían mis favoritas si viajara a ésta ciudad! Muy buena guía!

17/08/2020