Check out Chester

Chester is a small but perfectly formed city in England’s northwest. Maybe you know it? If so, you probably know all about the famous horse racing course. And the historic city walls that date back through the Middle Ages to the Romans. But Chester is more than a one or two-trick pony! So why not come and discover all this gorgeous little city has to offer?

Take a tour (or two)

One great way to explore Chester is on a walking tour. And what better guide could you ask for than an authentic Roman soldier? The twice-daily Roman Chester tour will give you a unique perspective on the city’s 2000-year history. Your guide knows all about life in Chester when it was the largest Roman fortress in Britain. And he’ll probably have a story or two about what went on in its celebrated amphitheatre. The light-hearted but informative tour takes in all the major Roman sites. And a few hidden gems too. It’s perfect for history fans and archaeology buffs. But it’s a fun way for anyone to get to know Chester that bit better. Don’t worry if your Latin’s a bit shaky: your guide speaks good English. And he’s under strict instructions not to terrorise your kids!

There are no such guarantees when it comes to another popular option: the Chester Ghost Tour! Chester claims to be the most haunted city in Britain. There have been hundreds of sightings the over the centuries. The tour takes place in the evening for maximum spookiness. Your guide will lead you from one mysteriously chilly spot to the next, with a hair-raising tale for each. You can also expect just enough humour to take the edge off so you don’t get nightmares!

Hit the shops and more

While small, Chester is a proper city. As such, it has all the shops you would expect and more. If fashion is your thing, you’ll find all the major brands. There are also shops selling antiques and collectibles. As well as various crafts. You should definitely check out the Rows galleries for a variety of outlets and boutiques. But the whole city is comfortably walkable, with something to see round every corner. And if you do fancy a day at the races, Chester Racecourse is bang in the middle of the city. Just outside, meanwhile, is the famous Chester Zoo. Perfect for a day out with the kids.

Apart from the city’s own charms, Chester is perfectly located for exploring the wider northwest. You can be in Liverpool or Manchester within an hour. Or head in the other direction for the tranquil villages of north Wales. Guestz have a variety of properties in and around Chester. Including studio apartments in the brand new Chester Heights. So why not get in touch today to discuss your stay?