Chester

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Chester showing a city, heritage elements and a monument
This pretty market town in northwest England is famous for its Roman heritage, unique shopping district and historic taverns.

Picturesque Chester attracts visitors with its Roman-era architecture, centuries-old pubs, lively shopping streets and horse racing. Founded 2,000 years ago, it was once Great Britain’s largest Roman settlement and today remains one of its best-preserved medieval cities. Chester is in northwest England, bordering North Wales.

Much of the interest to visitors lies in Chester’s distinctive city centre, a pleasant area to explore on foot. Start your visit with a walk around the City Walls, built by the Romans in the first century. The walls enclose a splendid assortment of elegant and historic landmarks. 

Spot towers and gates such as the Eastgate Clock, the traditional city entrance. Admire the intricate architecture and sculptures of Chester Cathedral. Go to Chester High Cross, where a town crier makes midday announcements during the summer. Explore the unique Chester Rows shops, a collection of half-timbered Victorian and Tudor buildings set on two galleried levels. 

Chester’s museums expertly showcase the city’s long history and culture. Experience Roman life at the Dewa Roman Experience. See Viking-era artifacts, costumes and period furniture at the Grosvenor Museum. Learn about the city’s military past at the Cheshire Military Museum, housed in Chester Castle. 

Step outside the city walls and stroll along The Groves, a scenic promenade that flanks the River Dee. For an alternative view of the city, take a boat tour along the river. Relax with a picnic or watch summer concerts and theatre productions at Grosvenor Park. Discover more of Chester’s Roman heritage at the Roman Amphitheatre.

Revel in the atmosphere of Chester’s many 17th-century pubs, including the photogenic Bear and Billet. The pubs become notably active from May to September when visitors come to attend horse racing events at Chester Racecourse. 

Reach Chester easily via direct bus and train from destinations such as London, Liverpool and Manchester. The city is also the gateway to the beaches and national parks of North Wales. Rent a car to visit the seaside resort of Llandudno or explore striking mountains and lakes in Snowdonia National Park.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester
4 out of 5
Warrington Road, Hoole Village, Chester, England, CH2 3PD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM370 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
RM370
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2 Feb - 3 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,022 reviews)
"I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. It’s a beautiful place and the staff are so friendly and welcoming and are more than happy to answer any queries. Everything you would expect and more."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester
The Mill Hotel & Spa
The Mill Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
Milton Street, Chester, England, CH1 3NF
The price is RM404 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
RM404
per night
1 Feb - 2 Feb
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Chester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,061 reviews)
"Lovely friendly and helpful staff, room struggled to get warm as the windows are quite old and drafty, also could with cleaning the yard around the front and car park areas of the property especially the car park as its a beautiful hotel but just doesn’t look it from outside."

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2023

The Mill Hotel & Spa
The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor
5 out of 5
Eastgate Street, Chester, England, CH1 1LT
The price is RM672 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
RM672
per night
1 Feb - 2 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Chester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,019 reviews)
Business trip to Chester
"The Grosvenor Chester was easy to find with the shopping centre carpark next door and easy access from it to the hotel. Checkin was a little laborious, old school with paper print outs and stapled receipts. However the staff were polite, our luggage was taken to our room. We were escorted to the ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2023

The Chester Grosvenor
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Roomzzz Chester City
Roomzzz Chester City
4 out of 5
Norroy House, Nuns Road, Chester, England, CH1 2LJ
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (904 reviews)
Good value, central location, spacious room.
"This is a relatively new hotel in a central location. The apartment was very spacious with double bed, desk and chairs and a comfy sofa along with a kitchen area with more than ample equipment including a dishwasher. The bathroom came with a powerful shower. Breakfast is supplied in the form of yogurts, ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2023

Roomzzz Chester City
Zoo Cottage
Zoo Cottage
4 out of 5
1 Brooke Avenue, Upton, Chester, England, CH2 1HQ
Stay at this 4-star cottage in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Chester Zoo and Skate Academy are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
zoo cottage
"clean and tidy with everything we could have wanted and ideally situated for Chester Zoo which was within walking distance (but as it has a free car park and we were going elsewhere afterwards we chose to take the car). Lovely outdoor seating area with gas bar b q We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (and ..."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2022

Zoo Cottage
Enjoy the Pause
Enjoy the Pause
3.5 out of 5
7 Steele Street, Chester, England, CH1 1RH
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly apartment in Chester. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and in-room massages. Popular attractions Wishing Steps and Chester Roman ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"After being let down by another property that I had booked, hotels.com arranged for myself and a couple of friends to stay at this property instead.. It must have been a blessing in disguise, as this property was amazing!! The owner meet us, and she was very friendly. The property was beautiful and ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2022

Enjoy the Pause
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