Chester is a picturesque walled city located in Cheshire. With its roots dating back to Roman times, throughout the centuries, many have left their mark. From impressive historical landmarks to contemporary architecture, you’ll find plenty of activities here in Chester.
Head for the splendour of Chester Cathedral. Romanesque and Gothic architecture come together in both the cathedral’s interior and exterior design. From the tower, survey the glorious panorama of Cheshire’s varied countryside. From here you can see the layout of the Roman Amphitheatre, the largest example in Britain. Formerly used for both entertainment and military training, this site is now open to all.
Seeking the buzz of pure adrenaline? Head to Chester Racecourse and experience horse racing like never before. Recognised as the oldest racecourse still in operation, place a small bet and watch your horse romp home to cheers, as crowds have done here since the 16th century.
If shopping is your thing, Chester boasts all the big names and designer stores, but if you’re after something really special, head for the half-timber buildings of The Rows. The two-storey attraction is the medieval version of a shopping arcade. The second storey is home to quaint and quirky boutiques showcasing local artisan crafts, and is the perfect place to look for a one-off gift, or something special for yourself!
Spend your well-deserved break in Chester and book your tickets ahead of time with our money-saving Advance tickets, which leave you more to spend in Chester, or book an Anytime ticket for a more flexible option. Start planning your trip to glorious Chester right now.