Things to do in Chester
Whether you love history, nature or a good old shopping spree, Chester offers all of this and more! One thing’s for sure: you’ll never be bored when living in this north west city.
Enjoy a day out at Chester Zoo
With over 128 acres of zoological gardens, and home to more than 35,000 animals, there’s so much to explore! From aardvarks to rhinos, giraffes to penguins and many more, Chester Zoo is the ideal place for animal lovers – and welcomes approximately two million visitors every single year.
Shop ‘til you drop at Cheshire Oaks
Cheshire Oaks is just 15 minutes outside of Chester, and offers the best shopping in the whole of the city. The designer outlet offers up to 60% off retail prices, and is home to brands including Adidas, Barbour, Coach, Mulberry and many more. There are a range of cafes and restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes, so you can make a real day out of it.
Admire Chester Cathedral
Located in the city centre, Chester Cathedral is steeped in history, with traces of Medieval English, Perpendicular Gothic, and Norman Romanesque architecture. Once you’ve paid a visit, make sure you catch other historical gems in the city centre, including Chester Rows, and the city walls.
Stroll down The Groves
A beautiful riverside promenade on the edge of the city centre, The Groves is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. Riverside cruises are available, and there are several waterside cafes and restaurants where you can sit back, relax and watch the world go by. If you want to extend your walk, then picturesque Grosvenor Park is connected to The Groves, and is a great example of a Victorian park.
Spook yourself on a ghost walk
Renowned as one of the most haunted cities in the country, it wouldn’t be right to live in Chester and not attend one of the regular ghost walks throughout the city! Taking place every Saturday at 7.30pm, hear about the spooky goings-on in the city, which is rooted in Viking history, devastation and death during the Georgian times – and of course, a fair few public executions!