Welcome to our Chester Guide
Welcome to our Chester Guide, featuring helpful hints and useful information on some of the city’s best sights, the don’t miss attractions, our favourite places to eat and the perfect hotels to make short break in Chester extra special. As well as being great for sightseeing, the city of Chester is ideal for fun family holidays, romantic getaways and relaxed short breaks – you’ll be amazed at what’s on offer.
If you want ideas for your short break then our Chester Guide is the perfect place to start featuring a range of options no matter what you want to do, history comes alive in the magnificent city of Chester! From the largest Roman Amphitheatre in the UK and the medieval Cathedral to the 2 miles of ancient walls that surround the city, everywhere you turn you will find beautiful historic architecture and famous landmarks.
However, Chester offers much more than just medieval sights. This vibrant city is home to an array of excellent shops both in the city centre and at the nearby Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, an abundance of fine restaurants and trendy bars as well as some of the UK’s leading fun family tourist attractions. Browse through our Chester Guide and get an insight into this historic city and all it has to offer you on your Chester Break.
See a Cheshire Phoenix Basketball match
Visit eerie haunts on a Chester Ghost City Tour
See the sights on a Chester boat theme cruise
Travelling to Chester
Chester in the heart of the UK has excellent rail and motorway networks and is the perfect base for visiting Liverpool, Manchester, the Peak District and North Wales. If driving, avoid traffic issues and take advantage of the city’s Park and Ride Service.
Chester Rail Station puts you perfectly in the city centre and within walking distance of all the major shops and attractions. The station has regular and direct connections with Liverpool Central Station, Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston.
The M56 is the main motorway leading to the city of Chester and can be connected to via the M6, which has routes leading to both the North and South of England. The M53, A41 and A51 also lead to the city of Chester.
Chester is directly linked to Manchester International Airport via the convenient M56 and is a 40 minute drive away. John Lennon Airport in Liverpool is also around a 40 minute drive away via either the M53 or M56.
Getting Around in Chester
Chester is easy to explore on foot, plus there are excellent bus services or see the city from the luxury of a boat trip on the River Dee.
First Travel buses operate around the city and a regular service is available from Chester Bus Station to Chester Zoo, Cheshire Oaks and Liverpool. Chester also offers a Park & Ride bus service and a hop on hop off, open top sightseeing tour.
In Chester the main taxi firm is the Hackney Carriage Taxis (Black Cabs) and these can be booked from your hotel, found at the many city taxi ranks or flagged down if they have a yellow hire light on.
For a more leisurely way of exploring the city, why not take a trip on one of the city’s boat tours. The 30 minute tour down the river is ideal in summer time and the ticket can be combined with the sightseeing open top bus.