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Your Ultimate Open-Air Chester Staycation: Friends Edition

Your Ultimate Open-Air Chester Staycation: Friends Edition

Make the most of the (hopefully) luscious weather with an open-air staycation in Chester this summer. Our magnificent city offers an unparalleled selection of outdoor activities, perfect for reconnecting with your closest friends, and unbeatable restaurants and accommodation offerings to match. Learn more about our exciting open-air offers below:

The Main Event

City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Running between 9.30am and 5.30pm daily, a 24 or 48-hour ticket for the Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour makes for a convenient, panoramic way to marvel at the wonders of Chester at a pace and rhythm which suits your group. There are 12 stops on the city-wide route, introducing the iconic walls, gothic cathedral, and stunning roman amphitheatre amongst others. The views speak for themselves, but those interested in learning more can do so through the insightful pre-recorded or live commentary guides onboard. Plus, each purchase comes with a free booklet full of deals and discounts to use throughout the city, perfect for those bargain lovers!

We know plans sometimes change, and so it is great to know that your City Sightseeing tickets can be activated at any time within one year of purchase. Additionally, the company offers free cancellation up to 24 hours before your chosen travel date!

In terms of accessibility, the buses can generally cater for wheelchairs, although there is a chance you will have to wait for a later service (if the onboard wheelchair spaces are already filled).

Roman Tours

Eager to learn about Chester’s Roman history? Who better to hear from than an authentic soldier of that era?! Departing daily from Chester Visitor Information Centre, meet your appointed soldier who will guide you throughout the city, sharing good, bad, and ugly tales of life in the Deva Victrix! We have been told that these particular soldiers have excellent senses of humour too, so you can be assured an entertaining tour, not exclusively a history lecture!

These tours are accessible. Learn more about them here.

Merry Wives of Windsor at the Grosvenor Park Open-Air Theatre

Welcome summer with a live-action performance of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor in the heart of Grosvenor Park, the perfect entertainment for you and your friends! Laugh and cry as you follow the story of the bumbling Sir John Falstaff whose luck changes when his plan to restore his wealth is discovered… The show is being performed between 4th June and 30th August 2021, so you have ample time to view it – but be quick, as tickets are selling fast!

The nearest car park to Grosvenor Park is the NCP at Pepper Street, where audiences will receive a 25% discount on the standard tariff if arriving before 6pm, and a 50% if parking after 6pm – only if using the NCP app and using the SaverID code ST4HXE. Disabled parking is available.

The theatre itself is fully accessible, with appropriate toilets on-site. Free Essential Companion tickets are available. Additional requirements may be catered for if you contact ticketing@storyhouse.com.

Cinema Night with Moonlight Flicks

Bring your deck chairs, pillows and blankets and enjoy a late-night showing of a firm favourite film in the serene surroundings of Chester Cathedral, courtesy of Moonlight Flicks! There are way too many screenings of interest to list here (you can find a full programme here), but highlights include Mamma Mia (1 and 2), Dirty Dancing, Grease, Hot Fuzz, and Top Gun!

Introduce some great food to your evening by pre-ordering a wood-fired pizza or classic cinema snack box to enjoy alongside the movie! Alternatively, bringing your own snacks is equally permitted!

If your screening is cancelled due to poor weather, you will be able to switch to a different one or get a refund. The Dean’s Field at Chester Cathedral is accessible for wheelchair users.

Chester Ghost Tour

With over 2000 years of history, and frequent ghost sightings, a Ghost Tour around Chester looks to be an eerie evening never to be forgotten. Join the Chester Ghost Tour guides as they take you on a haunt of the city, telling you gruesome and peculiar tales of various sites’ paranormal inhabitants. You’ll be thankful you have your friends by your side throughout!

Does the thought of sharing a tour with other humans send shivers down your spine? Book yourselves onto a Private Ghost Tour. But beware, you will automatically become the subjects of any ghastly encounters!

All Ghost Tours are approximately 90 minutes long and, where possible, should be booked in advance here. All tours depart from Chester Visitor Information Centre on Northgate Street. If informed at the time of booking, your Ghost Tour can be made accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival

Taste Cheshire represents the best of local food across our county. So, if you and your friends enjoy great gastronomy, be sure to visit their Food & Drink Festival taking place at Chester Racecourse between 28th and 30th August 2021. In case you didn’t already know, this is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK, with over 150 exhibitors!

As well as these excellent local choices, be sure to watch live cooking demonstrations and performances by three of the biggest catering names on TV: Masterchef’s John Torode, Ready Steady Cook’s Paul Rankin, and Eat Well for Less’ Chris Balvin! Plus, local chef and Masterchef star Simon Wood will be joining the line-up too.

You and your friends can also get involved in the action, with free cooking and BBQ classes on-site, and plenty of samples of course! Fancy something a little more unusual? The first 40 people to attend the Demon Theatre on the Sunday of the festival at 11am get to become sausage judges to find the NoWFOOD Centre Sausage of the Festival.

Read more about this fantastic event and book your tickets here.

Dee River Kayaking

Join Dee River Kayaking for a relaxing paddle through the city of Chester, being sure to take in the majestic historic surroundings including the Roman city walls and Old Dee Bridge, or try your hands at white water kayaking by surfing the waves at the 11th-century weir! Another option is to try the ever-popular Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Whichever you choose, the opportunity to laugh with (maybe even at) your friends is guaranteed!

All of Dee River Kayaking’s Chester based trips depart from Sandy Lane Car Park and can be expected to last between 2 and 3 hours. Participants are advised to wear warm clothes and waterproofs for ‘Calm Water’ excursions, whereas the ‘White Water’ counterparts demand bathing suits (worn under the wetsuits which are provided). All trips require closed-toe footwear.

Chester Comedy Festival

Bring your friends to our historic city between 11th and 22nd July for the annual Chester Comedy Festival! Featuring big names such as Jason Manford, Gary Delaney, and Ed Byrne amongst many more, laughter and great times are certain! Each event has separate tickets, so you are free to choose the line up(s) that best cater(s) to your group’s preferences, be this the ‘Best of The Fest’, ‘Chester New Comedian of the Year Grand Final’, or ‘Friday Night Comedy’ to name a few!

Please note that not all of the festival’s events are outdoor and that all feature unreserved seating.

Chester Zoo

Situated a short drive or bus journey away from the city centre is our world-famous attraction Chester Zoo. Whether you’re passionate about penguins, mad about monkeys or in awe of alligators, the 20,000+ animals situated across 128 acres of land promise a great day out for all! Plus, being a major animal welfare charity, your money will be reinvested to the benefit of animals globally!

With so many animals to see, a visit to Chester Zoo will easily take up most of the day, but rest assured that there are plenty of toilets, plus dining establishments to please all taste buds offering dishes from fragrant Asian fusions to classic fast food! Also, there are kiosks dotted throughout Chester Zoo, allowing for the perfect pick-me-up snack and drink. Those on a budget, or simply preferring their own food, can bring a packed lunch to enjoy on one of the plentiful picnic benches.

Need a rest but not hungry? Why not embark on a Lazy River Boat Trip around Sumba Island? Alternatively, relax in the spectacular award-winning botanical gardens and admire the rare flora species around you. Before leaving, be sure to visit the Chester Zoo gift shop to purchase souvenirs to remember your visit!

Parking at Chester Zoo is free of charge and plentiful. For those with wheelchairs and limited mobility, disabled parking is available at the main entrance, and almost all park pathways and exhibits are accessible. Accessible toilets are also available across the site. Those bringing registered Assistance Dogs are welcome, although should contact the zoo in advance.

Please note that pre-booking is essential at the time of writing. Book your tickets here.


Chester Walls Walk

What were once created by the Romans as defensive mechanisms, and built upon by their successors, today constitute one of our most popular tourism attractions, providing panoramic views of the city from above. Therefore, taking a casual stroll along the City Walls, the most complete of their kind in Britain, is a must-do during your visit to Chester!

Along the mostly accessible 3km circuit, be sure to lookout for the Water Tower that is no longer next to the water, the remains of the largest Roman amphitheatre in the country, the tower from where Charles I watched the Battle of Rowton Moor, and the striking Eastgate Clock. Legend has it that a fictional feline, created by Lewis Carroll, can be spotted on the walls along The Groves (by the River Dee’s weir).

The walls are free to enter, and there are multiple entrance and exit points throughout – meaning you can leave and re-join them whenever you so wish.

Vertigo at Carden Park

Take to the skies with the newly opened Vertigo at Carden Park! This brand-new aerial adventure course will see you and your friends swinging, balancing, and climbing across obstacles for around two hours, finally returning to land after taking a leap of faith into a giant stunt pillow or gliding down a 210m zip line! Are you up for the challenge?

As well as sure-fire thrills, the course boasts unparalleled views of Carden Park’s 1000-acre estate and the Welsh Hills!

All participants are provided with safety equipment and a full briefing and will be supervised by qualified instructors whilst on the course. Please note that, for safety reasons, the maximum weight for adventurers is 18 stone.

Whilst this section is dedicated to Vertigo, the onsite luxury accommodation certainly makes for a great choice for friends! With rooms featuring comfortable beds, en-suite bedrooms or wet rooms, 39-inch HD plasma televisions and more, plus a choice of four onsite restaurants, what else could you desire?

Chester Races

With regular fixtures running throughout the summer and into early October, there is a good chance there will be action on the Roodee when you and your friends come to Chester! Get yourselves all dressed up (we have a great high street for those last-minute outfit purchases) and make your way to your designated enclosure for the day! There are options to suit all budgets, from the pocket-friendly Open Course and Dee Stand to the boujee Champagne Garden and Winning Post!

Throughout the day, visit the on-site food vendors for glamorous bites to eat, and perhaps go all out with a glass of bubbly! You may be able to test your luck and place bets for upcoming races too (please gamble responsibly)!

When the horses have thundered into the final furlong for the last time of the day, consider enjoying a decadent meal at one of Chester Racecourse’s two on-site restaurants, either The White Horse or 1539 (named after the year the racecourse was established). Alternatively, Chester itself has a wide range of pubs and restaurants to discover too!

If it is not race day when you visit, you can still enjoy the Roodee as it is open to the public! Take a stroll around its perimeter, enjoy a picnic on the Open Course, or simply admire the landscape which was actually a port in the Roman era!

A Side of Great Food

After all of those activities, a filling meal in an atmospheric venue is a must! Fortunately for you, we have rounded up our top dining choices in the city for friends.

Hickory’s Smokehouse

Located in the heart of Chester’s bustling area called The Groves stands Hickory’s Smokehouse, serving delicious southern-style dishes all day in its delightful outdoor seating area! Choose from a mouth-watering selection of Smokehouse goods including ribs, steak, and burgers, or maybe opt for a healthier option with a Caesar salad! Plus, the chain offers unique fro-co, aka frozen custard, which is a must try! We have also heard that Hickory’s has an impressive drinks menu, including some cooling cocktails perfect for Summer! Essentially, it is the perfect BBQ venue for you and your friends, without having to do any of the work!

Telford’s Warehouse

Telford’s Warehouse is a spectacular independent bar and restaurant boasting a renowned music and arts programme (legends such as Robert Plant and Catfish and the Bottleman have performed in the past), entertaining Cestrians since 1993. The quirkily designed grade 2 listed venue also boasts a spacious al fresco dining area, with views spanning the canal basin and surrounding countryside.

Telford’s Warehouse provides a classic pub grub fayre featuring Chilli, Toad in The Hole, and Seafood Linguine to name a few, with an additional pizza menu available at selected times daily. All dishes are cooked to order, and dietary requirements can be catered for, so you can be sure of an enjoyable meal whatever time you choose to visit (12pm onwards). Browse the site’s vast selection of local and imported beverages, changing on a daily basis, to find the perfect accompaniment for your food.

At the time of writing, tables can be reserved for up to 2.5 hours. On-site parking is available for patrons.

Chester Market Al Fresco

We all know that dining with a group can be a bit of a challenge, with everyone having a different cuisine in mind. Chester Market Al Fresco, boasting a wide range of independent food stalls, eradicates this issue as everyone can enjoy the exact tasty dishes they want! Visit Death by Tacos for buenísimos tacos, Jeffro’s Wingz an Tingz for untamed Caribbean delicacies, Stile Napoletano for a taste of Italy, and Thai by Thai for a flavoursome Asian delight. Why not accompany your food with a delicate baked good courtesy of Pastry Pédaleur, and a beverage from That Beer Place or Vinological (alcohol-free options available throughout the market). However, these are just a few of the outstanding offers available, see the full, mouth-watering selection (plus non-food retailers) here!

Whatever you choose, you can enjoy it in the al fresco seating area to the rear of the market, or take it with you on a stroll throughout the city!


Ristorante Sergio

From olive trees to glistening lights, and stunning surroundings to award-winning authentic Italian cuisine, Ristorante Sergio’s terrazza effectively brings the Mediterranean to life in Chester. Whether you say “bon appetit” to antipasti, bruschetta, pizza, pasta, or a fish dish to name a few, you can be sure that your food will be cooked to order using only the freshest, tastiest ingredients. After your savoury plates, why not finish your meal with a classic Italian sweet, be this gelato, a panna cotta, or mousse of limone. Alternatively, continue the savoury trend with a Formaggio – a selection of Italian cheeses with biscuits.

Due to the location of Ristorante Sergio, there is no on-site parking. Accessibility needs can be catered for, as well as certain dietary requirements.

A Place to Spend the Night

You’ll certainly need a great place to recharge after a busy day exploring open-air Chester. See below our top accommodation picks (don’t worry, they are not open-air)!   

The Queen at Chester

Combining elegance and style with welcoming surroundings and more bedrooms and suites than any other city-centre hotel, The Queen at Chester could be the perfect overnight venue for you and your friends. Choose a room in the main hotel for classical opulence, or rest in the King’s Quarters for a fabulously modern affair!

As you walk between the various hotel facilities, keep an eye out for period memorabilia including photos of the monarchy through the ages, Roman columns dating back 2,000 years, and vintage letters of significance. A quirky feature at The Queen is the giant chair – it makes a great photo spot, trust us!

In the evening, The King’s Grill restaurant serves an abundance of quality dishes, which, when accompanied with bespoke beverages courtesy of the friendly bar staff, give you an experience fit for royalty! Breakfast, traditional and continental, is also served here alongside unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juice. Lunch is not served in the main restaurant, but rather in The Waiting Room, the historic on-site bar which is open mid-morning until late.

Whilst the bar has a great ambience, to continue your al fresco experience, venture to the hotel’s courtyard and sip a beverage in the presence of historic statues, fountains and ivy-curtained walls. Maybe treat you and your party to an Afternoon Tea here? In the evening, be sure to retreat to the stunning Albert Lounge to cuddle up by the warming fire.

Hotel Indigo

Contrasting the predominately period offering at The Queen is Hotel Indigo, a contemporary boutique hotel situated a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous Grosvenor Park.

The hotel’s 75 guest rooms all take inspiration from the City of Chester, with three unique room designs representing its architecture, The Eastgate Clock and the Racecourse. Each room comes as standard with a luxury Hypnos bed, spa-inspired bathroom with rainfall showers, a tuned 46” flat-screen TV with Chromecast, and complimentary artisan nibbles. Throughout the hotel is air conditioning and high-speed Wi-Fi too.

For the most refined members of your group, consider a stay in The Grosvenor, Hotel Indigo’s top floor corner room boasting a king-size four poster Hypnos bed, separate seating area, and stunning views of Grosvenor Park and the Welsh Hills from its marvellous wraparound external balcony!

Dine on-site at The Forge by restaurateur and chef Mike Robinson. With the kitchen in the centre of the dining area, watch as the young, vibrant team of chefs combine sustainable ingredients into rich, flavourful dishes, often cooked over fire and charcoal. Breakfast at Hotel Indigo is complete with both continental and a-la-carte options, all cooked freshly to order. Had a busy night? Order room service for the ultimate lazy breakfast!  

Rondeva (9 Deva Terrace)

Overlooking the River Dee and the Chester Meadows, groups of 5 or less should consider hiring 9 Deva Terrace for the duration of their stay. This Georgian Grade II listed mid-terrace property comprises a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, summer room, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, all spread across 3 stylish floors. All bedrooms and the summer room have flat screen TVs, with the latter also featuring an Xbox. Enjoy a barbeque on the on-site moorings with the complementary furniture and “starter pack” provided and crack open a bottle of gifted “RONDEVA” Prosecco (gifted for guests staying at least two nights), for a truly blissful evening.

The house features free parking for one car, and a lockable cycle door is at the rear of the property. Please note that Rondeva is self-catering accommodation.

Have we inspired you and your friends to take a staycation to Chester to enjoy the open-air? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to tag us on Instagram in your photos using #Chester!

Product Information

  1. City Sightseeing Open Top Tour

    Chester

    Discover the rich history of Chester with City Sightseeing open top bus tour.

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    City Sightseeing Foregate St
    City Sightseeing Foregate St

    Discover the rich history of Chester with City Sightseeing.

    Chester was founded in the year 79 AD by the Roman Legio I Adiutrixm, making Chester's main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge almost 2,000 years old.

    Chester is one of the most archaelogically rich cities in Britain full of architectural treasures such as the city Walls, the Cathedral, Roman amphitheatre and other things to do in the city that the City Sightseeing Chester Tour will introduce you to.

    You can:

    -wander along the River Dee or catch a river cruise  – buy a combined bus and river ticket from our driver!

    -take at tour at Chester Cathedral  or just absorb the atmosphere

    -discover the site of the ancient Roman Amphitheatre 

    -visit the award winning Dewa Roman Experience 

    -find historical exhibits at the Grosvenor Museum  or the Cheshire Military Museum 

    -stroll through Grosvenor Park or book a show in the open-air theatre 

    -hop off at the Racecourse or County Castle

    Shopaholics can stop off at Frodsham Street and find the Mall and Grosvenor Shopping centre. Unwind in the evening in Chester’s many chic and trendy bars, restaurants, bistros, clubs or even go ten-pin bowling!  Let City Sightseeing highlight all there is to see and help you plan your stay in the city.  

    Contact Details:

    Chester

    Tel:

    01244 381461

    Website

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  2. Merry Wives of Windsor - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

    Chester

    Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness

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    Merry Wives of Windsor
    Merry Wives of Windsor

    Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness

    The bumbling Sir John Falstaff, down on his luck, sets about restoring his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But when his plot is discovered and they turn the tables, all manner of comedic mishaps ensue. Shakespeare’s riotous love-romp barrels along, an unremitting comedy of mock-epic proportions.

    Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is back! Pop the prosecco and come together again, finally, for an extended summer of joyful theatre in the park.

    Storyhouse have announced that its multi award-winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is to go on immediate sale.

    Following the news of the government’s road map, Storyhouse have wasted no time in announcing plans for an extended season – meaning the theatre will open Saturday 29 May until Monday 30 August with 110 shows between the late May and August bank holiday.

    Children’s classic The Jungle Book (29 May – 30 August) and Shakespeare’s farce The Merry Wives of Windsor (4 June – 30 August) will be performed alongside Jane Austen’s romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice (9 July – 30 August). 

    Alex Clifton, artistic director at Storyhouse, said:

    “We are promising another barn-raising summer of joy as we emerge into the summer! Merry Wives is a show which demands that you just turn off, sit back and giggle – it’s what we all need this year! Pride and Prejudice will hit all the sweet spots – as a romance and as a narrative. Jane Austen’s classic sense of humour is so delicious and still feels very potent. Whilst for kids and the young at heart The Jungle Book will be full of music, full of heart and a great homecoming story.”

    The season opens on Saturday 29 May with Glyn Maxwell’s adaptation of the Kipling classic The Jungle Book. Maxwell also adapted Grosvenor Park favourites Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows and Cyrano de Bergerac. British – Indian director Gitika Buttoo will direct. Playwright Deborah McAndrew has adapted Pride and Prejudice, Conrad Nelson will direct. John Young will direct Merry Wives of Windsor. Design by Jessica Curtis.

    Tickets are on sale to Storyhouse Card members until Easter Monday. Prices for Members start from £26.50 and for general release at £28. Membership is £4 a month, and cancellable at any time.

    Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre staged one of the only full-sized theatre show in the UK last summer, which saw A Comedy of Errors sell all its tickets in a week.  Organisers are expecting a similar rush for tickets this year and have doubled the length of the season to cope with demand and reduced capacities.

    Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is sponsored by MBNA.

    To find out more and book visit grosvenorpark.co.uk.

    Contact Details:

    Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ

    Tel:

    01244 409113

    Website

    Web Site

  3. Moonlight Flicks at Dean's Field

    Chester

    Storyhouse’s Moonlight Flicks returns this summer with the largest and longest open-air season of cinema to date. 

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    Moonlight Flicks at The Dean's Field

    Storyhouse’s Moonlight Flicks returns this summer with the largest and longest open-air season of cinema to date. 

    The extended 2021 programme of big screen entertainment opens on the late May Bank Holiday weekend and will take place at three venues across the region. 

    Open-air cinema is back in the stunning setting of Chester Cathedral’s Dean’s Field for a second year, as well as at Claremont Farm in Wirral where there was a sell-out season of screenings last October. 

    And this year there is a new addition to the summer season with Snugburys Ice Cream at Park Farm near Nantwich joining the Moonlight Flicks film family. It will host cinematic favourites on Saturday evenings from 3 July to 28 August. 

    Almost 70 separate screenings are taking place between May and September with more dates and titles set to be added in coming weeks. Films start as the sun sets. 

    Moonlight Flicks opens on Saturday, 29 May with Dean’s Field the venue for a special 25th anniversary screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Claremont Farm hosting Wonder Woman 1984. 

    Other big screen treats planned over the summer months include family, cult, comedy and blockbuster film favourites. 

    Along with Romeo & Juliet, there will also be anniversary showings of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Trainspotting.  

    Films for all the family include The Lion King, The Greatest Showman, The Secret Garden, Jurassic Park and Guardians of the Galaxy. 

    Musical favourites Grease and Mamma Mia are also among the line-up, while there are a host of irresistible 80s classics including Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, The Princess Bride and Karate Kid.  

    The films are shown on Storyhouse’s giant 30ft Airscreen, and each location will have refreshments on offer including delicious pre-ordered pizzas available at Dean’s Field.

    Contact Details:

    The Dean's Field, Chester Cathedral, Chester, Cheshire, CH12DY

    Website

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  4. Chester Ghost Tours

    Northgate Street, Chester

    Chester Ghost Tours have been delving into haunted happenings for over 30 years in a city renowned for its action-packed past.

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    Chester Ghost Tours - Does a monk haunt the area by St Johns Church?
    Chester Ghost Tours - Chester is Britain's most haunted city
    Chester Ghost Tours venture forth from the Gothic Town Hall
    Time for a Chester Ghost Tour when the sun goes down
    Chester Ghost Tours - Does a monk haunt the area by St Johns Church?
    Chester Ghost Tours - Chester is Britain's most haunted city
    Chester Ghost Tours venture forth from the Gothic Town Hall
    Time for a Chester Ghost Tour when the sun goes down

    Ghosts in every culture and age

    Ghosts.

    Let's face it.

    They have been with us since the dawn of time in every culture and age and often pop up in ancient Greek and Roman writings and even Shakespeare.

    Ghosts feature in languages across the world too including for example Gaelic (banshee), French (fantome),German (poltergeist) and Latin (exspiravit).

    The Ghosts of Chester

    Chester Ghost Tours have been delving into haunted happenings for over 30 years in a city renowned for its action-packed past.

    You'd expect to come across the odd ghost or two in a city that has seen just about everything over the past 2000 years from the Roman invasion of Britain via the English Civil War to the Industrial Revolution.

    The city has also seen Viking invaders land on the shores of Chester and set up camp in the deserted Roman Amphitheatre only to be driven out by Anglo-Saxon warriors led by warrior-queen Aetheldflaeda -the daughter of King Alfred The Great.

    Two hundred years later the Anglo-Saxon forces were beaten in battle by the army of William the Conqueror whose nephew - Hugh Lupus or Hugh the Wolf - built the formidable Chester Castle inside the City Walls.

    In the Middle Ages, Chester became the largest port in North West England and sailing ships from across the world unloaded their cargoes on its quayside and trade flourished but its peace and prosperity was shattered by the English Civil War, when Cromwell's cannons battered and besieged the city for over 2 years.

    Chester recovered from this period of death and devastation and prospered in Georgian England.

    It felt the heat of the Industrial Revolution that changed the landscape of Britain and brought bridges, canals and railways in its wake.

    The city flourished in the reign of Queen Victoria too with the development of a network of trams and omnibuses to its ancient streets.

    So the city has seen its fair share of battles across the centuries and Chester Ghost Tours turns back the pages of history to uncover the secrets of the past and goes in search of the paranormal......

    The city has also seen its fair share of crime and punishment, devastating plagues, public executions, disasters and murders so it's no wonder Chester is said to be the most haunted place in the UK.

    Chester Ghost Tours

    Chester Ghost Tours take you on even the darkest and coldest nights along cobbled streets, through ancient thoroughfares and the 'wicked old Rows' to locations -sometimes off the beaten track with eerie backdrops and tell you scary stories about 'ghosties and ghoulies, and things that go bump in the night'.

    The team of experienced Ghost Tour guides have their own set of spooky tales and preferred routes around the 2000 year old city so every tour is different.

    They don't indulge in gimmicks on the tours so if you experience something strange along the way, it's nothing to do with us!

    There are some things that they cannot explain and are beyond our understanding in a universe full of mysteries so come and enjoy an evening of fun and phantoms on the Chester Ghost Tour venturing forth at 7.30pm from the Town Hall every Saturday all year; every Friday and Saturday June-August; and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday September-November, plus extra tours throughout Halloween.

    You can book online at www.ghostcity.co.uk or call into Visitor Information Centre at the Town Hall to buy your tickets.

     

    All participants must book tickets in advance online at www.ghostcity.co.uk

    or at Chester Visitor Information Centre, wear a mask or face covering unless medically exempt, and observe social distancing.

    Our guides wear a mask and are equipped with Visors and Voice Amplifiers.

    We also provide hand sanitiser throughout the tour.

    We look forward to welcoming you on the tour!

    Contact Details:

    Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

    Website

    Web Site

  5. Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival

    Chester

    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK this Bank Holiday. Over 150 exhibitors highlighting the best the county, region and country has to offer and means that for you, the visitor it is simply a wonderful culinary experience.

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    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival
    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival
    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival
    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival
    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival
    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival

    Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK this Bank Holiday. Over 150 exhibitors highlighting the best the county, region and country has to offer and means that for you, the visitor it is simply a wonderful culinary experience.

    Every year we have a fabulous line up of celebrity and local chefs, we have announced Ready Steady Cook’s Paul Rankin, Masterchefs John Torode and eat well for Less Star- Chris Bavin.

    Chester Racecourse, the only racecourse set in the heart of a city is the perfect location for this fun filled family event including Free childrens cooking classes turning your little ones in to mini masterchefs. As well as a whole host of entertainment for the adults who can sample and purchase from the offering of 150 food drinik and lifestyle exhibitors. What are you waiting for get your tickets now at; http://chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk/

    Contact Details:

    Chester Racecourse, Grey Friars, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

    Website

    Web Site

  6. Dee River Kayaking

    Chester

    Dee River Kayaking is a friendly and professional river kayaking service based in Chester.We offer guided tours and instruction, and aim to be open and accessible to all.

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    Dee River Kayaking is a friendly and professional river kayaking service based in Chester.We offer guided tours and instruction, and aim to be open and accessible to all.

    The River Dee at Chester is the perfect place to experience the joy of river kayaking. You can enjoy the nature as you paddle past Chester Meadows, the atmosphere of the river-front promenade, and soak in the history of sites such as the Roman city walls, the Old Dee Bridge, and the Chester Weir.

    If you fancy something a little more exciting,  you can even take this chance to try white water kayaking by booking the Chester White Water Session. All sessions are designed to be accessible to beginners and enjoyable for all.  

    Contact Details:

    Sandy Lane Park, Sandy Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5UL

    Website

    Web Site

  7. CH1 Chester Comedy Festival

    Chester

    From 11-22 July Chester city centre will play host to humour with a 12-day festival featuring well known stand-up comedians, previews shows, comedy crawls, children’s workshops and even comedy dinners.

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    From 11-22 July Chester city centre will play host to humour with a 12-day festival featuring well known stand-up comedians, previews shows, comedy crawls, children’s workshops and even comedy dinners.

    Organised by Chester BID, over 20 comedians will take to the streets and stage in some of Chester’s best venues including Chester Racecourse, Storyhouse, Opera Grill and Chester Market.

    Sunday 11th July

    Family Fun Event at Chester Market

    Chester Comedy Festival have lined up an afternoon of family fun with two fantastic shows from two of the best children’s entertainers in the country.

    John Harding’s Magic Show

    Laugh and be amazed by comedy magician John Harding, a fun filled show for all the family

    "Dashed clever... Cunning!" HRH The Prince of Wales

    "A master at what he does... funny, inventive and mesmerising" Jeff Anderson, Controller, ITV Current Affairs & Documentaries

    "The audience loved you, McFly loved you... Fabulous!" Dale Winton, BBC1

    Martin “Bigpig” Mor presents

    FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE.

    Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff?

    Bring them to FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE where the adults can have just as good a time as the kids.

    comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science.

    As seen on Blue Peter and CBBC Live.

    “Uproariously funny and utterly loveable”. THREE WEEKS

    “this gentle giant has an instant rapport with children” - Adelaide Advertiser

    “A comedy institution” - Guardian

    Venue: Chester Market, 6 Princess Street, Chester, CH1 2HH

    Door: 12:30 Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Price: £10 Family of 4 ticket, £5 per ticket, (ticket price is for both shows)

     

    Monday 12th July

    Best of the Fest Featuring Jason Manford, Maisie Adam and Daliso Chaponda.

    Join Superstar comedian Jason Manford as he headlines a fantastic night of comedy featuring award winning comedian Maisie Adam as seen on Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Hypothetical and The Stand-Up Sketch Show. 'Go see Maisie now and have bragging rights for years to come' – HERALD

    And

    Daliso Chaponda As seen and heard on The Royal Variety Performance 2020 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent 2017 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent Champions 2019 (ITV), QI (BBC2), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2), Good Evening Britain (ITV), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

    Venue: Chester Racecourse, Final Furlong Marquee, Watergate Square, Chester, CH1 2LY

    Door: 7:00pm, Show Starts 8:00pm, Price £18.50, Age Restriction: 16+

     

    Tuesday 13th July

    Chester Comedy Festival Special at The Opera Grill

    Come and enjoy a fabulous two course meal at one of Chester’s finest restaurants, the beautiful grade II listed Opera Grill, followed by a comedy show with three of the finest comedians from the international comedy circuit.

    Christian Reilly

    Musical comedian Christian Reilly’s first comedy gig was in the Perrier award-winning ‘Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw’. He has used his accomplished musicianship, extensive vocal range and love of music to establish himself as a global comedy circuit headliner; appearing at international festivals, on BBC radio and TV, and on the Chortle award-winning ‘Richard Herring: As It Occurs to Me’.

    “If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a Christian Reilly fan already”- The Guardian

    “Blisteringly funny songs” – The Stage

    Jojo Sutherland Jojo Sutherland is an unstoppable comedy force. known for being able to expertly garner laughs from every subject she touches. Current holder of the prestigious Scottish Comedy Award for Best Show.

    “A conversational style with humour so interwoven it seems effortless.” - Chortle

    “A performer the audience could have watched all night.” - The Herald 

    Hosted by Brendan Riley

    “Worth the price of the admission alone.” - Lancashire Evening Post

    Venue: Opera Grill,3 Pepper Street, Chester, CH1 1DF

    Door 6:00pm, Food 6:30pm, Show 8:00pm, Price £29.25, Age Restriction: 18+

    Tickets can also be purchased direct from the Opera Grill ( no booking fee) call 01244343888 email opera.grill@individualrestaurants.com

     

    Wednesday 14th July

    Gary Delaney – Gary In Punderland

    Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

    ★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’  Guardian

    ★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite…

    Contact Details:

    Venues across Chester city centre, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SL

    Tel:

    01244 403680

    Website

    Web Site

  8. Chester Zoo

    Chester

    A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens.

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    Chester Zoo Experiences
    Love It For Longer - a new exhibition made from waste and rubbish - has opened at Chester Zoo
    Love It For Longer - a new exhibition made from waste and rubbish - has opened at Chester Zoo
    Tree Top Play at Chester Zoo
    The Oakfield Pub, Chester Zoo
    Chester Zoo Experiences
    Love It For Longer - a new exhibition made from waste and rubbish - has opened at Chester Zoo
    Love It For Longer - a new exhibition made from waste and rubbish - has opened at Chester Zoo
    Tree Top Play at Chester Zoo
    The Oakfield Pub, Chester Zoo

    A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens. With over 500 different animal species in our 125 acres, you’re sure to have great day out full of adventure - discovering and learning more about our incredible animals and plants.

    There’s always something new at Chester Zoo and this summer is no exception. Join us for a completely utterly incredibly absolutely, gobsmackingly, amazing exhibition that is 100% total utter trash. We’ll be revolutionising our rubbish and learning to LOVE IT FOR LONGER!

    We’ve also been busy transforming our current flamingo habitat into an INCREDIBLE NEW INTERACTIVE habitat space – a thriving, diverse Latin American walk through aviary which will allow you to walk side-by-side with some of South and Central America’s most colourful, spectacular bird species – and view them in full flight! Come and experience a truly immersive experience.

    Visiting the zoo can be hungry work so why not make a meal of your visit and stop for a bite at one of the many restaurants, cafes and kiosks located throughout the zoo. From classic family friendly dishes, to tasty street food and authentic South East Asian inspired dishes.

    Looking for something a little more special? The Oakfield is a contemporary British pub at the heart of the zoo serving freshly prepared locally sourced food and hand-picked beers, wines and spirits. Explore our extensive seasonal menu, with popular roast dinners served every Sunday.*

    BRAND NEW for 2021 our experiences will get you closer than EVER before to our INCREDIBLE animals and plants, PLUS meet our experts! From breakfast with the lions to getting up close and personal to a HUGE lizard, we have experiences that will EXCITE and DELIGHT any animal lover.

    We hope to welcome you soon!

    For information about opening times and prices, please visit our website www.chesterzoo.org (prices and opening times vary throughout the year).

    *Usual zoo admission fees apply but our members can visit as often as they wish.

    Contact Details:

    Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU

    Tel:

    01244 380280

    Website

    Web Site

  9. Vertigo at Carden Park

    Chester

    Experience our brand new aerial adventure course at Carden Park.

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    Vertigo at Carden Park

    Experience our brand new aerial adventure course at Carden Park.

    Brave dizzying heights in this unforgettable outdoor experience, complete with an aerial trek lasting up to 2 hours where you will combat a variety of challenges. End with the option to either leap into a giant stunt pillow or glide down a 210m zip line back to ground level.

    Booked in combined packages or as separate experiences, Vertigo at Carden includes:

    Up to 18 mid-air obstacles in 2 tiers

    A free-fall jump from up to 10 metres

    210m zip line

    Climbing wall

    You will be provided with safety equipment and a full briefing, plus qualified instructors to take you around the course.

    Contact Details:

    Carden Park, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ

    Tel:

    01829 731000

    Website

    Web Site

  10. Chester Racecourse

    Chester

    Chester Racecourse is the oldest Racecourse in Britain & the oldest in the world still in operation.

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    Race fixtures throughout the year at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, the UK's oldest racecourse
    The thrill of the races at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, since 1539
    Chester Racecourse a must visit
    Race fixtures throughout the year at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, the UK's oldest racecourse
    The thrill of the races at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, since 1539
    Chester Racecourse a must visit

    We’ve had years honing our craft in racegoer satisfaction and an afternoon (or evening) on the Roodee offers an experience like no other.

    Sample the thrill of watching competitive racing, whist enjoying premium food and beverages across a variety of areas and enclosures. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or fill your weekend with some serious fun, we’ve something to suit. Mingle with the stylish crowd and enjoy a day to remember with family and friends. Tickets and badges for 2021 fixtures from 25 June are now available to buy.

    Contact Details:

    Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

    Tel:

    01244 304600

    Website

    Web Site

  11. Hickory's Smokehouse

    Chester

    Hickory’s Smokehouse is an authentic American BBQ restaurant set on the banks of the River Dee.

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    Hickory's Smokehouse
    Hickory's Smokehouse

    Hickory’s Smokehouse is an authentic American BBQ restaurant set on the banks of the River Dee.

    At 'Hicks', enjoy a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the US, but just as popular in the UK With their own geniune smoker, Hickory's is the place to experience American BBQ in food! The menu is all about finger licking, sticky and slow cooked American BBQ. There's popcorn in five flavours, the hottest buffalo wings you've ever tasted, skewers with a range of marinades, ribs slowly cooked in their Amercian smoker, salads for the summer and authentic American desserts. You'll also find 17 wide screens around the restaurant showing up to 17 different types of international sport, so you wont miss a second of the game.

     

    Contact Details:

    Souters Lane, The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SD

    Tel:

    01244 404000

    Website

    Web Site

  12. Telford's Warehouse

    Chester

    A fine balance of customer exists, attracted by its friendly staff and large open bar with exceptional selection of European beers, CAMRA rated cask conditioned ales and extensive wine list.

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    telfords warehouse

    A fine balance of customer exists, attracted by its friendly staff and large open bar with exceptional selection of European beers, CAMRA rated cask conditioned ales and extensive wine list.

    Superbly located on the canal basin this spacious pub enjoys many original features with high ceiling, exposed timbers and brick walls housing industrial artefacts, while the feature glass frontage provides a tranquil scene overlooking the water.

    Upstairs is a popular restaurant and contemporary art gallery with relaxed attentive service, excellent menu and weekly specials. Telford’s lower area is reserved for its highly regarded music nights. An intimate live setting for (amongst countless others) John Williams, Ed Harcourt, Ron Sexsmith, Courtney Pine, Frank Turner, Richie Havens, Coldplay, Robert Plant, Kathryn Williams, John Martyn and Nitin Sawhney.

    The building itself provides one of the more interesting features in the historic city of Chester. Originally conceived by the famous industrial engineer Thomas Telford in the 1790’s, the Warehouse stands as a magnificent example of Georgian architecture and as a reminder of the once thriving port of Chester.

    The building was constructed partly over the canal to allow boats to be located and unloaded from the full height of the loading bay within the building.

    The grade 2 listed building was originally converted to a public house in the 1980′s by local architect James Brotherhood.

    In 2000, Telford’s was forced to close due to a major fire which destroyed much of the building’s internal features and took nearly a year to restore.

    Today, Telford’s clientele are attracted by it’s friendly staff and large open bar with an exceptional selection of European beers, CAMRA rated cask conditioned ales and extensive wine list.

    Bar Open
    Monday Noon » 11pm
    Tuesday Noon » 11pm
    Wednesday Noon » 1am
    Thursday Noon » 12.30am
    Friday Noon » 2am
    Saturday Noon » 2am
    Sunday Noon » 1am

    Restaurant Open
    Monday Noon » 3pm / 6 » 9.30pm
    Tuesday Noon » 3pm / 6 » 9.30pm
    Wednesday Noon » 3pm / 6 » 9.30pm
    Thursday Noon » 3pm / 6 » 9.30pm
    Friday Noon » 5pm / 6 » 10.30pm
    Saturday Noon » 5pm / 6 » 10.30pm
    Sunday Noon » 5pm / 6 » 9.30pm

    Contact Details:

    Tower Wharf, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4EZ

    Tel:

    01244 390090

    Website

    Web Site

  13. Chester Market

    Chester

    Chester Indoor Market is as popular today as it ever was, with dozens of individual shops and stalls offering a diverse, eclectic mix of trades, it provides a unique shopping experience that you will be pushed to find on the High Street.

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    Foodie Friday at Chester Market
    Death by Tacos at Chester Market
    Bookingham Palace at Chester Market
    Planet Anime at Chester Market
    Jeffros Wingz an Tingz at Chester Market
    Foodie Friday at Chester Market
    Death by Tacos at Chester Market
    Bookingham Palace at Chester Market
    Planet Anime at Chester Market
    Jeffros Wingz an Tingz at Chester Market

    In line with the guidance and for your safety, we will be managing the number of customers entering the market and putting in measures to maintain social distancing, avoid congestion and maximise hygiene.

    Due to social distancing, seating inside the market is limited and takeaway is available.

    Many eateries inside the Chester Marketing are participating in Eat Out to Help Out. More information here

    Chester Indoor Market is as popular today as it ever was, with dozens of individual shops and stalls offering a diverse, eclectic mix of trades, it provides a unique shopping experience that you will be pushed to find on the High Street.

    Amongst the interesting variety of trades you will find locally sourced fresh food to include the only fishmonger in the City Centre; award winning butchers, fashion, footwear, hair, health and beauty, haberdashery, books, sweets, music and film, fancy dress, home and garden ware, jewellery, gifts and crafts, engraving, key cutting, vinyl store and more.

    The Market is Chester’s only street food hub for you to enjoy foods of the world and relax in the communal seating area. The market features an award-winning Italian pizzeria, Thai, street food, artisan, Italian delights, deli, bistro, Caribbean, and a traditional British market café.

    View the free “Chester in Lego” Exhibition - An impressive lego recreation of the city of Chester featuring many of its landmarks including the walls, Eastgate clock and the rows.

    Meet the traders here.

    Contact Details:

    Forum Shopping Centre, 6 Princess Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HH

    Website

    Web Site

  14. Ristorante Sergio

    Chester

    Ristorante Sergio is a family run, family friendly trattoria in the heart of Chester.

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    Ristorante Sergio is a family run, family friendly trattoria in the heart of Chester. Established for over thirty years since Sergio Poletti came over from Tuscany, guests are always guaranteed a warm welcome. Sergio now runs the restaurant with his son Gianni and together they maintain the values of customer service and quality food begun by Sergio thirty years ago in Chester’s first Italian restaurant. Using only the freshest, tastiest ingredients, their food is all cooked fresh to order in the open plan kitchen where you can watch their Chefs making your pizza. The restaurant is perfect for any occasion and can cater for tables of any size. Parties are always welcome.  

    Contact Details:

    18a St. Werburgh Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DY

    Tel:

    01244 314663

    Website

    Web Site

  15. The Queen at Chester

    Chester

    Combining elegance, style and welcoming surroundings, Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen and brand new Kings Suites offer every conceivable luxury.

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    The Queen at Chester entrance
    The Queen at Chester exterior
    Stunning Bedrooms at The Queen at Chester
    The Queen at Chester four poster bed
    Another gorgeous bedroom at The Queen at Chester
    The Queen at Chester entrance
    The Queen at Chester exterior
    Stunning Bedrooms at The Queen at Chester
    The Queen at Chester four poster bed
    Another gorgeous bedroom at The Queen at Chester

    It’s no wonder that the likes of Lillie Langtree and Charles Dickens were regular guests at the The Queen, when you marvel at the vaulted ceilings, spectacular staircases and regal public areas of this stately building. Beautiful hotel rooms and suites, the charming bars and lounges, magnificent, state-of-the-art banqueting suites and the awe-inspiring Baltic Exchange Gardens all contribute to a fabulous stay in the heart of the wonderful city of Chester. The Queen at Chester, is proud of its past but equally confident of the future, having recently completed a £20 million extension and refurbishment programme; adding contemporary, design-led twists to the original Victorian interiors whilst complementing this with the addition of the fabulously modern Kings at the Queen. Wander down the superbly designed Kings’ Walkway, past Roman columns that date back 2,000 years and will find yourself in another world of City Chic. This former bank headquarters has been transformed into 8 floors of luxury; with 87 bedrooms and suites and the brand-new; award winning Kings' Quarters Grill and Cocktail Lounge. With 218 bedrooms and suites, the The Queen at Chester, is the largest establishment in the city.

    Contact Details:

    City Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3AH

    Tel:

    01244 305 000

    Website

    Web Site

  16. Hotel Indigo Chester

    Chester

    At the heart of historic Chester, Hotel Indigo brings the quirky luxury of the internationally renowned brand to the city with public spaces and rooms inspired by the local neighbourhood.

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    The Hotel Indigo Chester has the perfect city centre location
    The Hotel Indigo Chester has the perfect city centre location

    At the heart of historic Chester, Hotel Indigo brings the quirky luxury of the internationally renowned brand to the city with public spaces and rooms inspired by the local neighbourhood. Located at the heart of historic Chester, Hotel Indigo Chester combines the local character and charm with vibrant colours and textures to give the hotel a residential look and feel. Just as no two places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same. Each Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from the local neighbourhood, culture and popular trends in food, drink and design to create a warm and vibrant atmosphere.

    The 75 bedroom Grosvenor Park Road property opened in June 2019 in time for the city’s iconic racing season. The hotel features a fine-dining restaurant where you can enjoy a stylish yet relaxed dining experience. It brings together passion and creativity with powerful flavours, delivered with playful authenticity. Expect modern interpretations on the traditional, focusing on simplicity and purity. Seasonal inspiration can be found throughout our menu, using the very best of local produce. The restaurant is open daily with a range of dining options available, including a children's menu.

    The design of the 96 cover restaurant is a relaxed natural environment in which to enjoy unintimidating fine dining. The heart of the restaurant is the chef’s table and theatre kitchen providing the perfect vista for guests to watch the chef’s work.  

     

    Contact Details:

    Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ

    Website

    Web Site

  17. Rondeva

    Chester

    This lovely Georgian Grade II Listed mid terrace property comprises of 3 floors. Rondeva is set in Chester, 0.8 miles from Chester Racecourse. Chester Zoo is 2.5 miles from the property. Grosvenor Museum is 1,000 yards from Rondeva. The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport, 9.9 miles from Rondeva.

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    Rondeva has a stunning waterside location
    Double room at Rondeva, Chester
    Fully equipped kitchen at Rondeva, Chester
    Modern dining area at Rondeva, Chester
    Rondeva has a stunning waterside location
    Double room at Rondeva, Chester
    Fully equipped kitchen at Rondeva, Chester
    Modern dining area at Rondeva, Chester

    Rondeva is Reopening 12th April, 2021!

    View our 360 tour here

    "​​9.7 Guest Award Score received from Booking.Com" This lovely Georgian Grade II Listed mid terrace property comprises of 3 floors. All the bedrooms can be found on the top floor of the house along with a bathroom with a shower. The master bedroom overlooks the River Dee. The house faces the Chester Meadows, which is host to a number of attractions throughout the year, such as the Chester Regatta and Raft Races.

    Stay 2 or more nights and receive 12.5% on your booking, subject to availabilty and conditions. Contact us directly to look at this for you.

    Look at our beautiful photo gallery!! http://www.riverdeeholidayhome.co.uk/photogallery/ The property has BBQ furniture and a BBQ “starter pack” is provided for all bookings  along with a bottle of “Rondeva” complimentary Prosecco for all bookings two nights or more. There is lockable cycle storage place to the rear of the property. The house is less than one minute from the Grosvenor Park, which hosts events throughout the summer months along with a childrens play area and minature railway. There are numerous wine bars and restaurants within five minutes’ walk of the house along the riverside and within the City Centre. The Shropshire Union Canal. Chester City Centre is a 5 minute walk from the house.

    The house is in a lovely residential part of Chester, there are numerous boat trips that pass the property and you can board the boats from the house in about a five minute or so walk from the house. There are numerous local shops, off licences and a Waitrose within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the house. The house is only several minutes from Chester City Centre. The house is less that 30 seconds walk to the Grosvenor Park which hosts many activities and has an "open theatre" in the summer. The park is ideal for relaxing, picnics and also has a children's play area. This property and its location make in an ideal stay whether you are a couple, family or travelling on business. You will not be disappointed by booking this property!!

    Dont take our word for it, look at our great reviews!!! http://www.riverdeeholidayhome.co.uk/reviews/ The ground floor consists of a kitchen, utility area, dining room and lounge that once again overlooks the River Dee. Also on the  ground floor is a “summer room”, which fronts the garden and the River Dee. The house has its own moorings with a seated area and new "Upper & Lower Patios". There is a maximum occupancy of 5 persons for this property. There is one free parking space to the rear of the property. 

    All bedrooms and "Summer Room" have flat screen TVs. There is an XBox also within this room. USB charging points throughout the Holiday Home to charge your tablets and mobile telephones. The kitchen is also equipped with all you need for your self catering holiday!

    Book directly with us http://via.eviivo.com/RondevaCH3

     

    Contact Details:

    9 Deva Terrace, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5AJ

    Tel:

    07807 027623

    Website

    Web Site

  18. Chester Walls Walk

    Northgate Street, Chester

    Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldier patrols, the medieval archers and the elegant Georgian promenaders and enjoy a unique perspective of Chester with panoramic views on both sides as you explore the most complete circuit of city walls in the country.

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    Bridgegate
    Eastgate Clock
    Bridgegate
    Eastgate Clock

    Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldier patrols, the medieval archers and the elegant Georgian promenaders and enjoy a unique perspective of Chester with panoramic views on both sides as you explore the most complete circuit of city walls in the country. See the Water Tower that is no longer next to the water, the remains of the Roman amphitheatre, the tower where Charles I stood to watch the Battle of Rowton Moor, the famous, much-photographed clock on the Eastgate, the castle originally built by Chester’s very own Norman “Wolf” and even try your luck on the Wishing Steps . . .

    Tours depart from the Town Hall Visitor Information Centre and are approximately 90 minutes in duration.

    Max 25 people per tour.

    This tour can be booked privately for a group by emailing chesterwalkingtours@gmail.com

    www.chestertours.org.uk

    Contact Details:

    Official Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

    Website

    Web Site

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
City Sightseeing Open Top Tour (53.19047,-2.88896)Merry Wives of Windsor - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre (53.19092,-2.88092)0.48
Merry Wives of Windsor - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre (53.19092,-2.88092)Moonlight Flicks at Dean's Field (53.19126,-2.89026)0.56
Moonlight Flicks at Dean's Field (53.19126,-2.89026)Chester Ghost Tours (53.19105,-2.89212)0.11
Chester Ghost Tours (53.19105,-2.89212)Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival (53.18887,-2.8976)0.39
Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival (53.18887,-2.8976)Dee River Kayaking (53.18852,-2.8909)0.4
Dee River Kayaking (53.18852,-2.8909)CH1 Chester Comedy Festival (53.18572,-2.8911)0.28
CH1 Chester Comedy Festival (53.18572,-2.8911)Chester Zoo (53.22551,-2.87758)4.07
Chester Zoo (53.22551,-2.87758)Vertigo at Carden Park (53.07402,-2.80732)15.76
Vertigo at Carden Park (53.07402,-2.80732)Chester Racecourse (53.18919,-2.89788)12.76
Chester Racecourse (53.18919,-2.89788)Hickory's Smokehouse (53.1878,-2.88704)0.67
Hickory's Smokehouse (53.1878,-2.88704)Telford's Warehouse (53.19339,-2.89874)0.9
Telford's Warehouse (53.19339,-2.89874)Chester Market (53.1914,-2.89399)0.35
Chester Market (53.1914,-2.89399)Ristorante Sergio (53.19046,-2.89045)0.23
Ristorante Sergio (53.19046,-2.89045)The Queen at Chester (53.19593,-2.88009)0.83
The Queen at Chester (53.19593,-2.88009)Hotel Indigo Chester (53.19113,-2.88165)0.49
Hotel Indigo Chester (53.19113,-2.88165)Rondeva (53.19057,-2.87891)0.17
Rondeva (53.19057,-2.87891)Chester Walls Walk (53.19173,-2.89234)0.81
Total Distance *39.27 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.26 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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