Chester is one of Britain's most popular cities, and makes for an unforgettable break.

  • Family

    • Chester Zoo is home to over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, from elephants to butterflies, and almost everything in between. The 110-acre grounds also feature amusements for kids, and restaurants to relax. With so much to see and do, be sure to take your camera.

    • For a more serene pace, visit Beeston Castle. Set 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain, Beeston Castle offers you amazing, panoramic views, acres of woodland, and plenty of ancient nooks and crannies for kids to explore.

    • A walk around the city walls is another must. They're the most complete City Walls in Britain, and your leisurely stroll will take you past Britain's largest Roman Amphitheatre, its oldest racecourse and many more historic sites.

  • Dining & Shopping

    • The city centre is a shopper's paradise where you will be spoilt for choice with the range of shops and bargains on offer.

    • Fashion lovers should check out Oaks Designer Outlet, or for a more conventional shopping experience, explore the city centre's Grosvenor and Forum Shopping Centres, which are home to hundreds of top high street names as well as independent stores and boutiques, bringing real variety to your shopping trip.

    • No matter what your tastebuds desire, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in the city centre.

    • Chester's cafe culture is thriving, with nearby venues such as Chez Jules, The Terrace and the Blue Moon Cafe all offering a mixture of local wares and international cuisine.

    • For something a bit more extravagant, the city centre boasts family-friendly restaurants, where you can indulge in exotic menus while enjoying the beautiful scenery on offer through every window.

  • Did you know?

    • Under a law set in Tudor times that has never been revoked, it is technically illegal for a Welshman to enter Chester after nightfall!

    • The first race took place at Chester's racecourse in 1539.

    • Chester's huge Amphitheatre has space for 7,000 spectators.

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