Nestled sweetly in the North West, Chester is a medieval city with a unique character. Famed by its stunning black and white Tudor buildings, majestic 900-year-old Cathedral and Roman walls; it is recognised as one of the UK’s best-preserved medieval cities. With an abundance of delight, the city attracts millions of visitors each year and is a popular choice among holidaymakers who enjoy regular coach holidays to Chester.
In the city you will find one of the oldest racecourses in England – Chester Racecourse; the 65-acre racecourse is conveniently close to local bars, restaurants and stores. Races regularly take place throughout summer and on weekends.
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The History & Sites
When visiting this majestic city, take a step back in time and walk down the cobbled street to discover the famous black and white ‘rows’ in the city centre. The half-timbered buildings now house some of Chester’s most beautiful stores, boutiques and restaurants.
In this majestic city, you will find one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in Britain; with ongoing excavations just outside the old city’s walls. Take time to discover Chester’s Roman heritage and walk the two-mile ring of Roman walls made from local red sandstone.
Only a short walk away, is the picturesque River Dee, with a charming riverbank known as the ‘Groves’ which is complete with a promenade, bandstand, boat rides and ice cream!
Just outside of the city centre, is one of Chester’s most popular attractions – Chester Zoo. Claiming to be the most visited zoo in the UK, Chester zoo is home to 21,000 extraordinary animals which are adored by nearly 2million visitors flock who flock to Chester Zoo each year.
Another famous landmark in Chester is the Gothic-style cathedral, initially built in the Romanesque or Normal style, parts of the original church can still be seen today. The cathedral was rebuilt in the year 1250 after a 275 restructure. Today, Chester Cathedral is an archaeological treasure and a unique blend of medieval and modern history. Be sure to visit the café or stop by the Cathedral shop for a souvenir of your visit.
Trentham Estate & Gardens
Chester is not only great for its bustling stores and trendy bars; it is also home to Trentham Estate. The gardens of Trentham Estate are perfect for gentle strolls, picnics and adventures through the woods and parklands – although if you need another shopping fix, Trentham Shopping Village and Garden centre is nearby. For keen gardeners, a highlight in your gardening calendar needs to be the Tatton Park Flower Show that is hosted in Chester each summer.
The city offers a large selection of events, attractions, bars, entertainment and plenty more to explore on your coach break. Which means you can’t go wrong when choosing Chester, as there is so much to see and do in the area.
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