Leisure Activities: Chester and Surrounding Area
See Also: Why Visit Chester and Cheshire? page.
There are many leisure activities in Chester, and in the beautiful surroundings of Cheshire – some of which are listed below. For more information please see visitor attractions page (details about Chester Zoo, the Racecourse, Designer Village Outlets, The Aquarium and more).
Cheshire Military Museum
An interesting, innovative and attractive museum that is situated inside Chester Castle, a Grade I Listed Building. The regiments of Cheshire include the Cheshire Regiment, the Cheshire Yeomanry, the 3rd Carabiniers and the 5th Inniskilling Dragoons. With special activities, events and exhibitions throughout the year there is something for everyone at this museum.
Chester, CH1 2DN. Tel: + 44 (0) 1244 327 617
The Chester Tour
One of the best ways to appreciate Chester’s 2000 years of history is to take a guided open-top sightseeing tours. There are frequent departures every day from various stops around the city including the Station, the River Dee, Town Hall and Lower Bridge Street. Save money with a bus and boat tour ticket which includes a trip with Bithells Boats on the River Dee. Tickets can be purchased from the Chester Visitor Centre, the Tourist Information Centre or on board the bus.
Tel: + 44 (0) 1244 347452 www.city-sightseeing.com
Visit the new Chester Timeline Gallery for the best introduction to the City’s past. There are video tours of the Galleries with a Keeper as your guide. Explore the Museum’s collections in the new computer gallery. Fascinating temporary exhibitions.
27 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD Tel: + 44 (0) 1244 402008
Mall Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Visit the The Mall Grosvenor Shopping Centre for a tempting mix of shops all under one roof. Entrances on Eastgate Street, Pepper Street and Bridge Street. Tel: + 44 (0) 1244 329801
One of the best ways to discover the history of Chester is to join one of the many walking tours from the Chester Visitor Centre or the Tourist Information Centre. Tickets for all walking tours are available from both locations.
Top Quality Restaurants Near Our Accommodation:
Chester restaurants within a short stroll include:
|Upstairs at The Grill|
|Bar Lounge Restaurant|
|1539 overlooking the Racecourse|
|Michael Caines at The Abode|
All of these places for fine dining are highly rated on reviews websites such as Trip Advisor.