Day trips from Chester

Chester makes an ideal base for trips to Liverpool, Manchester, the Wirral peninsular and North Wales. It has great motorway access as well as being at the hub of an extensive railway network.

Some typical day trips from Chester:

  • The city of Liverpool for shopping, eating, culture, the Beatles, the Mersey ferries, a thriving arts scene and one or two football clubs is just under 30 miles (48 km).
  • The city of Manchester, also a centre for shopping, eating, arts and culture, is just over 40 miles (64 km).
  • Llangollen in the Welsh hills, home of the annual Eisteddfod music festival, a steam railway and a ruined castle is 23 miles (37 km).
  • Llandudno, on the Welsh coast with it’s beaches, pier, tramway and cable car is 46 miles (74 km).
  • Llanberis for Mount Snowdon is 69 miles (111 km).
A trip to Cheshire Oaks on our way home was very enjoyable. Zoe S from Willenhall

October 2017

Day trip recommendations:

Day out to Conwy Castle

Trip to Port Sunlight

Train to Liverpool Vanessa B from Leicestershire

October 2017

Ideas for day trips:


Manchester is just over an hour from Chester, a vibrant city with excellent shopping and world class museums and galleries. read more


The historic port of Liverpool is an easy drive or a train ride from Chester.

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North Wales

Chester is minutes from the North Welsh border. There are ruined castles, sandy beaches, mountain passes and historic villages within easy driving distance.

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Ideas for day trips from our guests:

  • “If you have a car and fancy getting out of town for an afternoon, we had a lovely road trip down to Chirk Castle, then drove to Llandudno via Snowdonia National Park – would definitely recommend. Spectacular and diverse scenery.” Bianca R from London, April 2019.
  • “The nearby National Trust houses Erddig and Chirk are worth visiting – beautiful gardens” Doreen & Andrew B from Bracknell, June 2018. Erddig and Chirk are both near Wrexham, about 15 to 20 miles from Chester. Find out more about them on the National Trust pages for Chirk Castle and Erddig House.
  • “Lyme Park was beautiful and would go back again” wrote Marian & Mark F in March 2018. The Lyme Park estate is managed by the National Trust and is about 45 miles from Chester. Find out more on the National Trust Lyme Park page.

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