Welcome to our Chester Guide, a useful guide featuring top tips and helpful advice on some of the citys best sights, unmissableattractions and the perfect hotels to really make your short break in Chester extra special. Brimming with history and stunning architecture, Chester is the ideal place for fun family holidays, romantic getaways and relaxing short breaks - youll be amazed at whats on offer!
Travelling to ChesterChester is serviced by excellent rail and motorway networks and is theperfect base for visiting Liverpool, Manchester, the Peak District andNorth Wales.By RailChester rail station is located in the heart of the city centre, withinwalking distance of all major shops and attractions. The station offersregular connections to Liverpool Central Station, Manchester Piccadillyand London Euston.By RoadThe M56 is the main motorway leading to Chester, and can beconnected to via the M6, which has routes leading to both North &South England. The M53, A41 and A51 also lead to the city of Chester.By AirChester is directly linked to Manchester International Airport via theconvenient M56 and is a 40 minute drive away. John Lennon Airport inLiverpool is also around a 40 minute drive away via either the M53 orM56.Top Tip! If driving, avoid traffic issues and take advantage of the city’sPark and Ride Service.
Getting Around ChesterChester is easy to explore on foot or via the excellent bus serviceson offer. Alternatively, see the city from the luxury of a boat trip onthe River Dee.By BusFirst Travel buses operate around the city and a regular service isavailable from Chester Bus Station to Chester Zoo, Cheshire Oaksand Liverpool. Chester also offers a Park & Ride bus service and ahop on hop off, open top sightseeing tour.By TaxiIn Chester the main taxi firm is the Hackney Carriage Taxis (BlackCabs) and these can be booked from your hotel, found at themany city taxi ranks or flagged down if they have a yellow hire lighton.By BoatTake a trip on one of the citys boat tours for a more leisurely wayof exploring the city. The 30 minute tour down the river is ideal insummer time and the ticket can be combined with the sightseeingopen top bus.
Things to Do in ChesterMust Dos by Day- Visit Chester Zoo, as the UKs No.1 Zoo, Chester Zoo offers over 7,000 animals, 110 acres of award-winning gardens and a host of play areas, mini golf and a boating lake!- Explore Tatton Parks, a stunning historic estate with 2,000 acres of parkland housing 4 diverse attractions- Discover Chesters sights with a City Sightseeing tourMust Dos by Night- Visit the eerie haunts of Chester on a Chester City Ghost Tour- Experience the sights of Chester at night on a themed boat cruise- Enjoy the ultimate in fine dining to cosy country pub meals in Chesters abundance of restaurants & pubs
Top 5 Recommended Budget HotelsIf youre travelling on a budget, Chester offers a range of budget familyrooms to hotel and deals to ensure your money stretches a little further.3* Travelodge Chester CentralSt John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DDLocated in the centre of Chester and close to many of the citys top attractions, includingChester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral Grosvenor Museum, Chester Zoo and BluePlanet Aquarium.3* Best Western Westminster HotelCity Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3AFSet in the heart of Chester, minutes from the central rail station offering excellent accessto Chester’s attractions and surrounding Cheshire countryside.3* Holiday Inn Chester - SouthWrexham Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9DLNestled on the edge of this Roman city, the Holiday Inn Chester offers a fantastic SpiritHealth Club and Spa and is minutes from Chesters top attractions.3* Holiday Inn Express Chester RacecourseThe Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LYLocated just 5 minutes from Chesters historic city centre and an ideal choice for yourday at the races.3* Days Hotel Chester NorthWelsg Road, Garden City, Sealand, Deeside, Cheshire, CH5 2HXDesigner shopping, famous landmarks and exciting attraction can be found in everydirection, with a stay at the Days Hotel Chester North
Top 5 Recommended Luxury HotelsFancy a touch of luxury or celebrating with someone special? Chester offers a range ofluxury hotel accommodation for you to while away your time in, be pampered and enjoysome award-winning dining.5* The Chester GrosvenorEastgate, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LTAn impressive, black and white timbered Grade II listed building situated in the very heart ofChester city centre.4* Crowne Plaza ChesterTrinity Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2BDLocated on the edge of the city with panoramic views of the city and Welsh hills. Perfectlylocated for visiting all the historic sites of Chester.4* Macdonald New Blossoms HotelSt. Johns Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HLCommanding one of the most enviable positions in the heart of Chester, just off the mainhigh street and only a short walk from the famous racecourse.4* The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & SpaWrexham Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9DJThis luxurious hotel and spa sits just 5 minutes from the historic Chester centre offering 6expert treatment rooms, swimming pool, sauna & more.4* Macdonald Craxton Wood HotelParkgate Road, Puddington, Cheshire, CH66 9PBSet in mature woodland and gardens, the Craxton Wood Hotel offers comfort, peace andpure relaxation
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