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Things to do in Chester

Attractive city with a rich heritage and bustling with life

Are you looking for things to do in Chester? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.

Known for...   Chester Cathedral, Chester Zoo and Hollyoaks


Did you know...

  • Under a Tudor law it is supposedly illegal for Welshmen to enter Chester after nightfall – and apparently legal to shoot them with a bow and arrow within the city walls there after midnight.
  • Chester Racecourse is Britain’s oldest sporting venue (in continual use) with the first race occurring in 1539. Racing at the Roodee replaced a particularly violent traditional local football fixture, the substitution thought up by Mayor Henry Gee – hence apparently ‘gee-gees’.
  • The first person to walk across Chester’s Grosvenor Bridge was a young Princess Victoria. It was opened by her mother on October 17 1832, but not opened to the public until the following November.



 

  Attractions

ChesterBoat

River cruises on the Dee.
Souters Lane
The Groves
Chester
CH1 1SD

01244325394

Recommended by Gabby Ford, Cheshire

 

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

Just 5 mins from the city centre.
Grosvenor Park Lodge
Grosvenor Park Road
Chester
CH1 1QQ

Recommended by Julia Bowers, Chester

 

Walking Tour

Behind the scenes walking tour of Chester.
Town Hall Square
Chester
CH1 2HJ

08456477868

 

Chester Cathedral FREE

World famous cathedral. Tours available.
12 Abbey Square
Chester
CH1 2HU

01244324756

 

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

English Heritage - The largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, used for entertainment and military training by the 20th Legion.
Vicars Lane
Chester
CH1 2BN

 

CitySightseeing Chester Hop On Hop Off

Explore the city of Chester aboard an open top bus.
Chester Rail Station
City Road
Chester
CH1 3NS

 

Chester Castle: Agricola Tower And Castle Walls

English Heritage - The original gateway to Chester Castle, this 12th-century tower houses a chapel.
Grosvenor Street
Chester
CH1 2DN

 

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, with over 7000 animals and 400 different species.
Caughall Road
Upton
CH2 1LH

01244380280‎

 

Crocky Trail

Unique outdoor adventure trail experience.
Cotton Abbotts
Waverton
Chester
CH3 7PH

01244336084

Recommended by Debby Crawford, Chester

 

Beeston Castle And Woodland Park

English Heritage - If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley fits the bill.
Chapel Lane
Beeston
Cheshire
CW6 9TX

 

Mount Pleasant Gardens

This young garden, started in 1994 and well-known for its sculptures, makes very good use of evergreens to provide density.
Yeld Lane
Kelsall
Cheshire
CW6 0TB

 

Greenacres Animal Park

Greenacres Animal Park is the perfect venue for a fantastic day out for families and groups.
Cottage Lane, Mancot
Deeside
Flintshire
CH5 2AZ

Recommended by Melissa Baines, Cheshire
“Lots to do with kids”

 

Ewloe Castle FREE

A typically Welsh castle with a characteristic D-shaped tower, probably built by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ('the Last') after 1257.
Ewloe
North Wales
CH5 4HL

 
 

  Museums

The Grosvenor Museum FREE

Fascinating look at the history of Chester.
25-27 Grosvenor Street
Chester
CH1 2DF

01244402033

 

Cheshire Military Museum

Interesting look at some of Cheshire's famous army regiments.
The Castle
Chester
CH1 2AN

01244327617

 

Dewa Roman Experience

Award winning family attraction.
Pierpoint Lane
1-2 Bridge Street
City Centre
CH1 1NL

01244343407

 
 

  Parks

Moston Community Nature Reserve FREE

A community nature reserve with a pond and wildflower area.
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 4BA

 

Hockenhull Platts FREE

Meadows rich in bird and plant species.
Platts Lane
Waverton
Cheshire
CH3 8LE

 

Blacon Adventure Playground

Blacon Adventure Playground and City Farm Blacon Adventure Playground is a fully-staffed open access play facility.
Kipling Road
Chester
CH1 5UU

 
 

  Bowling

Tenpin Chester

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Greyhound Retail Park
Sealand Road
CH1 4QG

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Chester

Multi-screen cinema.
Greyhound Retail Park
Chester
CH1 4QQ

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

The Forum Studio Theatre

Popular theatre with eclectic programme.
Hamilton Place
Chester
CH1 2BH

 
 

  Live Music

Alexanders

Live music and comedy nights.
2 Rufus Court
Chester
CH1 2JW

01244340005

 
 

  Golf

Chester Golf Club

Golf Club.
Curzon Park North
Chester
Cheshire
CH4 8AR

 

Northop Country Club & Golf

Golf Club.
Northop
Mold
Clwyd
CH7 6WA

 

Vicars Cross Golf Club

Welcome to Vicars Cross Golf Club just a stones throw from Chester city centre.
Tarvin Road
Great Barrow
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 7HN

 

Eaton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Guy Lane
Waverton
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 7PH

 
 

  Leisure centres

Total Fitness

Health and fitness centre.
Liverpool Road
Chester
CH2 1AQ

01244393000

 

LA Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Wrexham Road
Pennyffordd
CH4 7QP

 

Chester Health And Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Chantry Court
Chester West
CH4 8SE

01244683303

 

The Club

Health and fitness spa.
Hoole Hall
Warrington Road
CH2 3PD

01244408840

 
 

  Karting

The Circuit

Amazing indoor karting centre.
2 Engineer Park
Sandycroft
CH5 2QD

01244531652

 
 

  Sport

Chester Racecourse

Great day out at the races.
The Racecourse
Chester
CH1 2LY

01244304610

 

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