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Chester Cathedral, Chester

Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral a major tourist destination which attracts thousands of visitors every year. A truly remarkable building which dates back to 1093 and showcases all major styles of English medieval architecture. Visitors can take a audio tour, have refreshments in the Rectory Cafe and purchase souvenirs in the gift shop.Look out for special events and services on the website.

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tel: 01244 324756

address: Chester Cathedral, Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU

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ChesterBoat, Chester

ChesterBoat
What better way to enjoy the sights of Chester than a cruise on the River Dee. ChesterBoat offer a range of cruises from 30 minute day cruises to evening cruises. The boats are licensed so a glass of wine can be enjoyed whilst you listen to the informative commentary about the city.

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tel: 01244 325394

address: The Boating Station, Souters Lane, The Groves, Chester. CH1 1SD

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Crocky Trail, Chester

Crocky Trail
The Crocky Trail is a wonderful way for children to enjoy some good old fashioned fun. The trail with its daring bridges, slides and swings winds it's way through fields and tress and crosses over the crocky stream. The children (and you) will find it challenging and nerves will be tested. An excellent activity for children to build confidence. Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads - refer to website for opening times and prices.

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tel: 01244 336161

address: The Crocky Trail, Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Chester CH3 7PH

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City Sight seeing tours, Chester

City Sight seeing tours
What better way to see the sights of Chester than on the City Sightseeing Chester Open Top Bus Tour. The tour will show you the city walls, the Cathedral and Roman Amphitheatre whilst you put you rest your legs and listen to how Chester has prospered through History. There are various starting points and tours last 1hr. The ticket allows you to hop on and off at your leisure.

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tel: 01244 381461

address: Frodsham Street, Chester

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Chester Roman Amphitheatre, Chester

Chester Roman Amphitheatre
Free to enter during daylight hours, this impressive and historic Roman Amphitheatre is the largest in Britain; often manned by tour guides dressed in Roman outfits, this Grade I listed building is well worth a visit. Dating from the 1st Century when the Roman Fort of Deva Victrix was founded, it is said to have been originally used for combat sports including animal fighting, and gladiatorial battles. In use during much of the Roman occupation, it finally fell into disuse around the year 350.

tel: 0370 333 1181

address: English Heritage, Roman Amphitheatre, Chester CH1 2BN

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Chester Walls, Chester

Chester Walls
Built at the same time as the Roman Amphitheatre at the Roman Fort of Deva Victrix, these solid walls were built to defend the City of Chester from attack. Beginning life as a simple mound of earth and wooden palisade in 70AD, a Sandstone structure was added around 100AD. Little is known about the walls during the Roman Occupation, but after the Norman Conquest of William the Conqueror, these walls were extended to entirely encompass the medieval City, most likely completed in the middle of the 12th Century.

tel: 0845 647 7868

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

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Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway, Chester

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
With lovely, passionate staff, this is a truly fantastic place to visit. First opened in 1996, it has sent children and adults alike home happy for the last twenty years. With a quarter of a mile of track, circling a beautiful ornamental lake, with a bridge and two level crossings, there is plenty to please the eye and capture the imagination for visitors of all ages.

tel: 07530397079

address: Grosvenor Park, Grosvenor Road. Chester.

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Chester Zoo, Chester

Chester Zoo
With daily animal talks, group discounts, regular events, 20,000 animals from 500 different species, spread over 125 acres of award winning gardens, Asian Plains, Tropical Realms, and other exotic habitats, Chester Zoo is a must visit for all the family. Both indoor and outdoor areas cater for most weathers and there is so much to see, visitors often return time and again to experience what has changed in this ever evolving sanctuary.

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tel: 01244380280

address: Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester. CH2 1LH.

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Chester Racecourse, Chester

Chester Racecourse
The oldest Racecourse in Britain provides an excellent opportunity for a sporting day out, whether entertaining clients, enjoying a work trip, or just out with friends, this is a glamorous and exciting venue. For information regarding the strict dress code for certain enclosures, general regulations, places to eat on site, and information regarding guided tours, please contact the Racecourse directly.

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tel: 01244304600

address: Chester Racecourse, Chester. CH1 2LY.

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Chester Rows Shopping, Chester

Chester Rows Shopping
Unique to Chester throughout the world, these historic half-timbered galleries offer two rows of shops, one above the other. Although most of these visually impressive facades are Victorian copies, the Three Old Arches Grade I listed building in Bridge Street dates from the 13th Century. Shoemakers & Ironmongers once sold their wares in these 700 year old buildings, and now you can take your own journey down this quaint street, enjoy its architecture, and shop until your hearts content in the variety of small shops, bars and restaurants.

tel: 01244402110

address: Chester Rows Shopping. Bridge Street and Watergate Street and Eastgate Street. Chester. CH1 1NG.

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