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Best things to do in Chester

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Racecourse
“Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early sixteenth century. Chester our their website for this years meetings or just pop along for a visit.”
26 locals recommend
Theater
“ Beautiful park in the centre of Chester. Mini railway and large children's play area. Summer hosts the outdoor theatre.”
16 locals recommend
Theater
“Storyhouse is a large, mixed-use cultural building in Chester, England, which opened in May 2017. The complex includes a theatre, cinema, restaurant and the city library.”
22 locals recommend
Church
“There's usually something going on here and even if there are no art exhibitions or recitals when you visit, the cathedral is still worth looking around. Also make sure you check out the lovely Grade II-listed Georgian Abbey Square next to the cathedral. The Bishop's House is here and also look out for the two sandstone cottages built in 1626. We lived in number 13 for a while, so if you want some insider information on the interior, just ask.”
13 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Laura and James dined riverside here in August 2019 and liked the "amazing food and lots of choice for veggies and vegans too! Their cocktails are amazing too (recommend the frozen martini & the hard cherry cola)". A week or so later, Nate and Christa agreed - "We had an amazing dinner at Hickory's our first night here. It was so good that we ate there again on our second night!"”
15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Definitely the best Italian in Chester! Great pizza and pasta but be sure to book as it is always busy! ”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“The perfect spot for people watching day or night. Barlounge always has a great atmosphere and impeccable service. ”
12 locals recommend
Route
“An almost complete Roman wall built around the city to protect from invaders! The 2 mile walk shows you some of the great sights of the city”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fantastic independent restaurant serving excellent food, great to celebrate a special occasion but be sure to book as it gets very busy!”
13 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“Chester's newest supermarket, a mulit-million pound Waitrose, is just a 6 to 8 minute walk across the canal (sadly by bridge not miracle) from the flat. It's worth noting that this Waitrose boasts its own bar - handy to know in case you exhaust Chester's wealth of atmospheric and historic drinking establishments and find yourself gagging for a modern, cold, florescent strip lit environment in which to down a relaxing beer.”
4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Britains biggest Roman Amphitheatre. Well worth taking time out to take in this amazing piece of history.”
4 locals recommend
Trail
“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. You can book a tour by visiting Chester tours.”
14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great little place on the canal (about a 10 min walk away). Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also serves amazing scones!”
12 locals recommend
Church
“Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history. Plus it is free to enter and welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world. ”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum has some varied and interesting collections including Roman artefacts, natural history exhibits, art and a Victorian house. Entry is free and they also offer free activities for the kids.”
7 locals recommend
Pub
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“Just around the corner, it’s a live music venue which gets quite busy, space to sit outside in the sunny afternoons, it’s a bar and restaurant too. Great pub. Night and day”
12 locals recommend