Quick Guide to Chester

Chester is a picturesque Roman city in the North West of England, and has long been a magnet for daytrippers and tourists. Come and see for yourself what makes this place so special.

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How to Get to Chester

As with any domestic holiday in the UK, your method of travel will vary depending on where you are coming from. Londoners can get a direct rail service from Kings Cross St Pancras to Chester that runs regularly. Rail travellers from other parts of the UK should check their timetables, but nearby Crewe is one of the North West's train hubs, and runs a very regular service to Chester. Train travel from both Liverpool and Manchester also takes less than an hour. If travelling by car, the turn-off for Chester is at the eastern end of the A55 and the southern tip of the M53.

What to Do in Chester

Chester Zoo is one of the biggest and best zoos in the UK, offering you the chance to meet animals from all over the world, from big cats to sea creatures. Animal lovers who like a flutter should also take a day out at the Chester Racecourse, where you can view a day's racing every weekend for reasonable prices. The River Dee runs through the town, past many of the hotels in Chester, and you can go boating down it in the summer months - a great way to spend a balmy evening. Whatever the time of year, a stroll down the Groves Promenade, with all of its shops and attractions, is a must.