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County - Cheshire | Map
Tel code: 01244 | code search
Postcode: CH1 | code search
Population: 120000
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Chester History
Birthplace of:
Ronald Pickup Richard Synge Adrian Boult Daniel Craig Michael Owen Russ Abbot A S Hornby John Marshall Leonard Cheshire
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Folk Customs:
Antrobus Soulcaking
Bawming the thorn
Knutsford’s Street Sanding

Chester Events

February
Chester Fine Art & Antiques Fair

May
Chester Folk Festival

June
The Home & Garden Show

July
Raft Race
Summer Music Festival

October
Chester Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Oxjam Chester

November
Chester Christmas Market

December
Chester Christmas Market
Spirit of Chirstmas
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"The tables are sticky and the staff are terrible and unfriendly especially the doormen. I was brutally thrown out by the bald door man for nothing at all. I was accused ..." More

Bar 6t9
"great night , good music and staff very welcome . even though i am straight we all had such a good time . Alan on the door is well fit ..." More

Dewa Roman Experience
"We bought two adorable guinea pigs from here last summer. After looking at several other places we found this pet shop the best. The staff were very helpful and knew ..." More

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"Arriving at the Chester by train and the first thing that greets you is its marvellous Victorian station located in the city – its certainly a stiff walk up City ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Chester | 10 Places to Stay

Chester lies on a wide bend of the River Dee in the North West of England, close to the border with Wales and around 32 miles from Manchester. Probably most famous as a Roman Walled City there is still much of the Roman remains left to attract visitors worldwide. Whilst Chester lies at the Western extreme of the County the City remains the administrative centre for Cheshire. The City of Chester houses a modest population of around 120,000 people but particularly during the summer months and in the period before Christmas visitors can swell the local population to around half a million. Historically Chester missed out on the Industrial Revolution as it was by that time no longer an important port or the site of raw materials, however Chester has always been a popular market place for produce grown in the surrounding area and secondly for the goods and services that the City provided by the City traders. Today as a County Town it is hardly surprising that many professional practices including law firms, auctioneers and accountants thrive and contribute to the City’s growth. Chester benefits from a well developed retail sector which is concentrated in the historic City centre. What adds to the character of this City are the unique Chester Rows – these are a system of walkways that form continuous covered galleries running above the shops at street level. They are seen in all four main streets in the City Centre so there are shops at two levels. Originally they can be traced back to the late 13th / early 14th century and have been re-built and altered over the intervening centuries. Chester has a great deal more to offer than shopping, throughout the in the surrounding villages there are numerous bars and restaurants as well as hotels to suit every pocket. There is a particularly varied pub, club and restaurant scene within the City which ranges from lively student bars where there is often live music to some of the best five star restaurants to be found in the UK.

Accountant

Benson Flynn & Co
Champion Accountants
Copplestone Unsworth & Co
Durwen Corporate Finance
Ellis & Co Accountants
Hargreaves & Woods Chartered Accountants

Attraction

Cheshire Military Museum
Chester Boat
Chester Castle and Agricola Tower
Chester Cathedral
Chester Guided Walking Tours
Chester Visitor Centre
Chester Zoo
Dewa Roman Experience
Grosvenor Museum
Mouldsworth Motor Museum
Roman Amphitheatre
Roman Gardens
Roman Tours
Stanley Palace

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Budget

Alexandra House *book online*
Bawn Lodge *book online*
Chester Backpackers *book online*
Chester Backpackers *book online*
Comfort Inn Hotel *book online*
Days Inn Chester East *book online*
Holiday Inn South Chester *book online*
Hostel *book online*
Innkeeper's Lodge *book online*
Innkeepers Lodge *book online*
Premier Inn Chester Central North *book online*
Premier Inn Chester Central South East *book online*
Premier Inn Chester City Centre *book online*
Stafford Hotel *book online*
The Bunkroom *book online*
Travelodge Chester Central *book online*
YHA Chester *book online*

Camping

Birchbank Farm Camp Site
Caprone

Chester Southerly Caravan Park
Thornleigh Park Farm

Caravan Park

Astbury Villa Caravan Park
Chester Fairoaks Caravan Club Site
Chester Southerly Caravan Park
Manor Wood Country Caravan Park
Netherwood Adults Touring Site
Oakfield Cottage
Parkfields Farm Caravan Site

Care Home

Birch Heath Lodge
Florence Grogan House
Lauren Court Care Centre
The Pinetum Nursing Home
Wealstone

Church

Chester Cathedral
Northgate
St John the Baptist
St Werburgh RC

Cinema

Cineworld Chester

Classes

Dance - Aspirations

Yoga - yogawithseema

Club

Bar 6t9
Level Two
RB’s Night Club
The Platinum Lounge

Conference Centre

Regus House

Council

Chester City Council

Dentist

Bank House Dental Practice
Blacon Dental Clinic
Johnson & Whitehouse
Mouth Matters
Northgate Dental Health
Smiles By Design
Wellness Dental Clinic

Doctor

City Walls Medical Centre
Hoole Road Surgery
Northgate Medical Centre
Saughall Village Surgery
Western Avenue Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Adams Thomas C

Beresford Adams Commercial
Humphreys of Chester
Molyneux
Passion For Property
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Swetenhams
Wright-Manley

Flat Share

Easy Room Mate

Golf Club

Chester
Eaton
Upton-by-Chester

Health and Fitness Club

Dragons Health Club
LA Fitness
Reviva Health Clubs for Women
Sebastian Coe Health Club
Total Fitness
Transition Health Club

Hostel

Chester Backpackers
Comfort Inn Hotel
Dene Hotel

Hostel
Stafford Hotel
The Bunkroom
YHA Chester

Inn

George & Dragon
George and Dragon
Pheasant Inn
Pied Bull Hotel
Stafford Hotel
White Horse Inn
Ye Olde Kings Head

Market

Chester Market

Performing Arts

Alexander's Jazz THeatre
Chester Cathedral Choir
Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
Gateway Theatre

Pub and Bar

Albion Inn
Bear & Billet
Bridge Inn
Castra Brasserie & Bar

Commercial Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Cross Foxes
Faulkner Bar & Kitchen
Flookersbrook
Gamekeeper
Holiday Inn Chester South
Liverpool Arms
Marlborough Arms
Oak (The)
Oddfellows Arms
Old Harkers Arms
Pheasant Inn
Red Lion
Ring O’ Bells
Slug and Lettuce
The Oaklands
Watergate Inn
Ye Gardeners Arms

Racecourse

Chester Race Company Limited

Restaurant

Albion Inn

Bear & Billet
Bella Italia
Blackhouse Grill
Bollicini Restaurant & Bar
Broxton Hall Hotel
Castra Brasserie & Bar
Chester Grosvenor and Spa
Chez Jules
Ciro’s Brasserie
Commercial Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
ConvivIo Bar & Restaurant
Dos Americas
Est Est Est
Faulkner Bar & Kitchen
Fiesta Havana
Francs Bistro
Got Wine
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa
Holiday Inn Chester South
Junction (Chester)
La Cantina
Mediterranean
Michael Caines Restaurant
Moules A Go-Go
Oak (The)
Old Harkers Arms
Pacino's
Pheasant Inn
Raffles
Restaurant 1539
Ring O’ Bells
Shanghai Restaurant
Shillong
Siam Thai Restaurant
Slug and Lettuce
Sushi Bar (The)
The Living Room - Chester

School

Abbey Gate College
Abbey Gate School
Boughton St Paul’s Nursery & Infant School

Dee Banks School
Hammond School
King's School
Millview Primary School
Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School
St James C of E Junior School
The Firs School
The Queen's School

Self-Catering

Chester Apartments
Chester Walls View
Kingswood Coach House
Lane Cottages
No.1 Earls Villas
Racecourse Penthouse
St James Apartments
The Kings at the Queen
Wharton Lock Apartment
Wharton Lock Apartment

Solicitor

Aaron & Partners Ltd
Amanda Shannon Solicitors

Hemsleys
Hill Dickinson
Hillyer Mckeown
Kelsall & Co
Meridian Legal Services
Oliver & Co
Richard C Hall & Partners
Storrar Cowdry
Walker Smith Way

Taxi

4 Ace Cars
Abbey Chauffeur Hire
Chester Licensed Taxis
Chester Radio Taxis
Chester Taxi CSM Private Hire
Chester Travel
Kingkabs
Oakleigh Travel

Theatre

Alexander's Jazz THeatre
Gateway Theatre
Tip Top Productions

Tour Guide

Evan Evans Tours

Vet

Manor Court Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Chester (Women's Hockey)
Chester (Men's Hockey)
Chester and Ellesmere Port Eels VC (Volleyball)
Chester City Football Club (Football)
Chester RC (Cycling)
Chester RUFC (Rugby Union)
City of Chester Swimming Club (Swimming & Diving)
Deva Judokwai (Martial Arts)
Pink Collar Boxing (Boxing)
Tattenhall CC (Cricket)
Tattenhall Runners (Athletics)
Ten Pin (Bowling)
West Cheshire Athletic Club (Athletics)

Shops

Past Times
Bookland & Co Ltd
Choice Flowers
Boots
The Cheshire House Company

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Early Learning Centre
Rymans
La Senza
Grosvenor Garden Centre
Roots N Shoots Garden Centre & Nursery
The Cheese Shop
The Granary
F & D Richards Ltd
Pets At Home Ltd
Contact Pets
Austin Reed
Whittard of Chelsea
Gieves and Hawkes
Field & Trek
Saughall Pharmacy
Swettenham Chemist Ltd
J D Siddall
Purdies
Azzurri
Shoe Collection
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Alec Edwards
Waterstones
Chester Fair Trading
J D Sports
STORE
Carphone Warehouse
Halfords
Corser & Clynch Ltd
The Watergate Street
The Arc Contemporary
Weaver Gallery
Onset Contemporary Art
Phones 4 U
BodyShop
Majestic Wine
Toys R Us
Reid Furniture
Thorntons
Organicfair
Horsey Chick clothing
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H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Homebase
All Saints
Mothercare
Gamestation
Game
B&Q
Goldsmiths
Dreams
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Viyella
Barratt Shoes
Fat Face
Disney Store
T K Maxx
Crabtree and Evelyn
White Stuff
Phase Eight
Lush
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Chateau de sable
Boda Bridal
Barritts Linen Shop
Olio & Farina
Deli-vert
Chattels
Vom Fass
Chester Golf Centre
Tommy’s
Icon Hair
Smile Hair Salon
Christopher Thomas Hairdressing
T M Lewin
Hugo Boss
Venture
Jason Howard Photography
Chester Beer & Wine
River Island
Outfit
Topman
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Topshop
BHS
Office
The Entertainer

Antiques

Richard Nicholson of Chester
Shackladys Antiques
O'Keeffe Antiques & Interiors
KD Antiques
The Antiques Shop
Dollectable
Moor Hall Antiques

Activities

Chester Quasar(Adventure)
Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)

Places to Stay near Chester

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Grosvenor Place Guest House (0.12 miles)

Grosvenor Place Guest House
Grosvenor Place is an attractive three-storey Georgian town-house within the City Walls of Chester. It is run by owners Russell and Anne Lyons. ... More | visit website
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Dragonfly (0.13 miles)

Dragonfly

Hip meets history in our stunning Georgian grade II listed townhouse just steps away from the famous racecourse, historic attractions and Chester's fashionable shops, bars and fine restaurants.Dragonfly blends contemporary furnishings in a stunning period ... More | visit website

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Crowne Plaza Chester (0.15 miles)

Crowne Plaza Chester

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The Crowne Plaza Chester is situated within the walls of the historic and beautiful city.
The 160-bedroom, non-smoking hotel offers a contemporary restaurant and bar offering a diverse menu. The hotel has ... More

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Oddfellows (0.16 miles)

Oddfellows

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Oddfellows Hall on Chester’s Lower Bridge Street is a spectacular 17th Century Georgian manor house which we’ve renovated to give it back its character and grandeur; and some. Outside, there’s ... More

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Chester Grosvenor and Spa (0.28 miles)

Chester Grosvenor and Spa

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Built in 1865, The Chester Grosvenor and Spa is situated in the centre of historic Chester close to the Roman Walls, Chester Cathedral and the famous Eastgate Clock.

Elegant and luxurious, ... More

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Chester Backpackers (0.29 miles)

Chester Backpackers
We are a clean comfortable and friendly hostel in a lovely black and white traditional English building in the centre of beautiful Chester. The hostel is located close to all amenities and is 5 ... More | visit website
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Pied Bull Hotel (0.32 miles)

Pied Bull Hotel

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The Pied Bull is situated within the walls of the historic Roman city of Chester. Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in Chester, the pub dates from 1155 and ... More

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Racecourse Penthouse (0.33 miles)

Racecourse Penthouse

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Luxury 2 bedroom Penthouse Apartment on 2 floors (sleeps Maximum 4). Located right next to the famous Chester Rodee Racecourse, within five minutes walk to the City centre. Everything about ... More

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Blossoms Hotel (0.33 miles)

Blossoms Hotel

The Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, located in the heart of the city of Chester, just off the main shopping street, and only a short walk from Chester's famous race course, provides you with the perfect ... More | visit website

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Chester Walls View (0.33 miles)

Chester Walls View

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Visited by the Duke of Gloucester in 1985 this stunning 1 bed roomed Ground Floor Unit is an experience for those wanting piece and quiet with the true Georgian architecture ... More

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