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5 Things to Do in Chester City Centre Make the Most of Your Visit

Thursday, 22 December 2022
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Are you looking for the best things to do in Chester city centre?

Chester is a beautiful city, steeped in history and promising a unique and exciting stay.

From exploring Chester Cathedral to enjoying a traditional afternoon tea, make the most of your winter getaway and try these 5 things to do in Chester city centre:

Things to Do in Chester City Centre: Visit Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is an impressive building, towering over the city. The intricate stone work show cases the fine architecture of the tenth to the sixteenth century; a real treat for any history buffs.

Inside,the cathedral offers yet more breathtaking features, including stunning stained glass windows, magnificent flooring and ornate tapestries.

The cafe is set in the thirteenth century monks’ dining hall, offering an array of refreshments during your visit. The hall boasts a seventeenth century tapestry,paintings of the Earls of Chester, and a window depicting the six days of creation.

Before you leave, take a tour of the tower and uncover the secrets of the cathedral’s past as you climb to the top.

Things to Do in Chester City Centre: Take a Tour

With so much to see and do in the city, and so much history to uncover, why not opt for a tour to help you explore the wondrous sights?

Hop aboard a sightseeing tour bus, download a self-guided walking tour, or enlist the help of a tour guide; there are plenty of options to choose from.

If you’re feeling brave, why not do a ghost tour of the city? You can learn about Chester’s mysterious side and uncover some of the more macabre aspects of its past?

Things to Do in Chester City Centre: Discover Grosvenor Park

If you're looking for the best things to do in Chester city centre, why not visit Grosvenor Park?

A grade II registered site dating back to 1867, it's situated outside the city walls and runs alongside the River Dee. The Victorian park boasts sweeping lawns, ornamental gardens, and avenues of trees.

For younger members of the family, there’s a miniature railway and a play area,while there’s a cafe and plenty of scenic walks for the grown ups.

In the summer months, Storyhouse put on performances in the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, as families enjoy picnics in the sunshine.

The park is beautiful all year round, showcasing the best of the seasons in 20acres of stunning grounds.

Marvel at the Chester Rows

The Chester Rows are half-timbered galleries that form a second row of shops above those that line Watergate, Northgate, Eastgate and Bridge Street.

Some of the unique rows are original thirteenth century buildings. Others, that did not stand the test of time, are Victorian imitations.

Adding to the character of Chester, these historic buildings are a wonder to behold,and well worth a visit. Why not spend an afternoon doing a spot of shopping and marvelling at the one-of-a-kind buildings?

Indulge in Afternoon Tea at The Chester Grosvenor

A weekend away wouldn’t be complete without a traditional afternoon tea, and where better to indulge in one than at The Chester Grosvenor?

There are many options to choose from, depending on your preference, including Traditional, Champagne, and Gentleman’s. Throughout December, you can also book a festive tea - offering a seasonal twist on the classic offering.

To find out more about the best things to do in Chester city centre, or to book your afternoon tea,please .contact a member of The Chester Grosvenor team

Alternatively,why not read our previous blog to discover how you can celebrate the festive season at The Chester Grosvenor?