Chester Things to Do

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  • 1. Walls of Chester

    The city walls are not just the frame and fortifications for the city – they are one of their main attractions. The first city walls were built around 70AD and altered during the centuries according...

  • 2. Cathedral

    Chester is not among the big Cathedral cities of Britain and the “Crap Towns” series even compares it to “your average parish church”. Maybe that was the reason why I was surprised to find such a...

  • 3. Romans in Chester

    In 1929, the amphitheatre was rediscovered and due to neighbouring buildings and streets, it is still not fully uncovered. It was built in 86 AD, replacing a wooden structure from 75AD. Chester's...

  • 4. Eastgate Clock

    The city walls mostly follow the walls of a former Roman fortress and Eastgate makes no exception. There was a wooden gate building in the Roman times which was replaced by a stone gate in the 2nd...

  • 5. The Rows

    Unique to Chester are these half-timbered buildings with rows of shops in the ground and upper floor. The shops on the upper floors are accessible through steps. The buildings are mostly from the 16th...

  • 6. Riverside

    River Dee flows through Chester and runs parallel to the city walls on the southern side of the old town. This area as well as the part around the racecourse are good places for a riverside...

  • 7. Chester Zoo

    Chester Zoo is a Zoo park/ Zoological garden centre which was originally opened in 1931. I have been to a few different Zoos in England and Chester Zoo is by far my favourite. It is home to many...

  • 8. Chester racecourse

    Known as the Roodee,is the oldest racecourse still in use in England.Horse racing in Chester dates back to the sixtnteenth century.It is thought to be the smallest racecourse of significance in...

  • 9. Town Hall

    The beautiful Neogothic building was built on the site of the former guildhall and opened by the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII, in 1869. Some say that it is inspired by the Ypres Clot Hall,...

  • 10. The Three Arches

    The Three Old Arches is purported to be the oldest surviving shop frontage in Britain. The three arches at Row level are some of the earliest structures to be seen in the famous Chester Rows and...

  • 11. Market Cross

    Just in the middle of the „Rows“ (half-timbered buildings with shops on two stories), the market cross marks the centre of Chester. It was used to mark the...

  • 12. St. John the Baptist's

    This beautiful Gothic church is mainly known for one thing: The ruins of its northwest tower. This tower collapsed in 1572, 1574 and during restoration works in...

  • 13. Grosvenor Museum

    In my opinion, the most interesting part is the Roman collection. It includes also a well-explained part about tombstones. This part also has some activities...

  • 14. Historic Column and Bases

    This is more of a monument that consists of an 18th century column and three Roman column bases, the inscription reads; “The siting of this column and these...

  • 15. History and Heritage Centre

    The History and Heritage Centre is the place to go for finding out about the history of Chester or discovering if you have ancestors from here. There is a large...

  • 16. Cathedral Bell Tower - Dean Addleshaw Tower

    In 1963 the cathedral bells that were housed in the central tower had their ringing suspended, due to structural difficulties and the cost of replacing the...

  • 17. Lest We Forget

    War Memorial The Chester War Memorial is dedicated to those slain in both World wars and is in the form of a cross and below it the shaft is a monolith,...

  • 18. Chester Tourist Information Centre

    Chester's Official Visitor Information Centre is located in the grey and red sandstone, Gothic style Town Hall, the building’s tower and spire rises to a height...

  • 19. Roman gardens

    The Roman Gardens are located just outside the City Walls near the Amphitheatre.Access is free and open to all.The gardens stretch to the River and are next to...

  • 20. Grosvenor Park

    The Park is the main Ornamental park in Chester and is extremely popular residents and visitors.It is Victorian in its layout with formal avenues lined with...

  • 21. Roman Amphitheatre

    Built in the late first century A.D.its the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain,used for entertainment and Military training by the 20th Legion,based at the...

  • 22. Grosvenor Museum

    Here you can discover the history of Chester and the people who have made it so special.It houses an impressive collection of Roman Tombstones,along with...

  • 23. Chester Castle

    Chester Castle is situated in the south west of the city close to the city walls and overlooks the River Dee.In the castle complex are the remaining parts of...

  • 24. Chester Visitor Centre

    If you are visiting Chester for the first time, this is a good place to start. The Chester Visitor Centre is on Vicar's Lane, opposite the Roman Ampitheatre. It...

  • 25. Things to do in Chester, and Restaurant Reviews

    Here is a list of some excellent things to do in Chester: is a pretty good list of restaurants and...

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