Visiting Chester

Chester’s unique walled city centre is packed with history ranging from ancient Roman ruins and a 900 year old Cathedral, to 13th Century half timbered shops. In the mainly pedestrianised city centre you’ll find stylish designer stores rubbing shoulders with familiar high street names and quirky gift shops.

When it comes to eating out you’ll be spoilt for choice – almost every type of cuisine can be found here and at a range of prices to suit most budgets. You’ll also find traditional English pubs brimming with character and contemporary wine bars making the most of the city’s architectural heritage.

If you’re curious about the city’s rich history there are¬†museums, open top buses and guided walking tours to answer all your questions. Or, take it easy, and relax in one of the city’s parks or on the banks of the river Dee.

Photo: Chester city centre

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around both levels of the shops in Chester

Zoe S from Willenhall

October 2017

When you’re visiting Chester don’t miss:

Chester Zoo

Just 20 minutes from Baker’s Cottage, Chester zoo makes a fantastic day out with something for everyone.

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Where to find more information for your trip to Chester

  • is the official tourist infomation site with news of events, ideas for things to do, guides to shopping and eating out in the city.
  • Chester360 is an unusual site which features panoramic views of the city’s attractions.
  • is a local listing site with lots of useful information for visitors to the city.
  • includes an online guide to the city walls with lots of historical detail.
  • The Grosvenor Museum explores Chester’s long history.
  • Roman Tours provides walking tours led by a Roman soldier.
  • Chester Heritage Tours show you the city in style in a vintage open top bus.
  • City Sightseeing provide hop-on hop-off open top bus tours.

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