Places to Visit in Chester, United Kingdom, Europe
Chester is a city on the bank of River Dee in England country, United Kingdom. Chester is hub to tourism, retail, public administration, industries and financial institutions and there are numerous historical places to visit in the town and surrounded by shopping centers, galleries and markets.
Chester is situated at the distance of 25 miles from Liverpool and 218 miles from London, capital of the United Kingdom and surrounded by Ellesmere Port, Flint, Mold, Llay, Northwich, Winsford, Crewe, Nantwich, Malpas and Wrexham. Coordinates of Chester are 53.1903° N, 2.8916° W.
History of Chester:
Chester was established by Romans in the 70 AD as Deva Victrix and constructed the fort and civilian amphitheatre was constructed during the 1st century. Chester was captured during the 7th century by the Kingdom of Northumbria and during 14th century it became one of the prominent cities in the region. During the 18th century industries and markets were established in Chester later it was ruled by duke families and the Second World War, city changed dramatically.
Chester Zoo is situated around 3 miles from center of the city in Upton-by-Chester vicinity and the zoo was open to public in the year 1931 by George Mottershead and his family and at present it is maintained by North of England Zoological Society with more than 9000 animal species.
Blue Planet Aquarium:
Blue Planet Aquarium is positioned at the distance of 6 miles from heart of the city in Cheshire Oaks vicinity is a marine and freshwater aquarium and was the largest aquarium in the London visited by number of tourists around the world.
Chester Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Chester devoted to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary and the church is the part of heritage site in the country and renovated several times.
Grosvenor Museum is placed around 1 mile from heart of the city is English Heritage and the museum was open in the year 1886 and exhibits the archaeological items of the Roman period, paintings, musical instruments, and a room prearranged as a Victorian parlor and visited by thousands of tourists.
Interesting places to visit in Chester:
- Tatton Park
- Peckforton Castle
- Grosvenor Park
- Chester Castle
- Ness Botanical Garden
- Chester Roman Amphitheatre
- Eastgate and Eastgate Clock
- Cheshire Military Museum
- St Michael’s Church
Best time to visit Chester:
Chester is served by oceanic climate with warm summers and cold winters and best time to visit Chester is from June to September.
How to reach Chester?
Chester is well linked by several national highways like M3, M56, A55 and A483 which passes through Chester making it easily accessible by road. The Liverpool city is roughly 27 miles from Chester and there are plenty of fast train services available from Chester to Liverpool and other parts of the United Kingdom very frequently. The nearest airport is the Liverpool John Lennon Airport located around 25 miles from Chester with direct flight connections to many cities in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Hotels in Chester:
Tourists can have an impressive lodging facilities provided by the hotels located in the Chester city. The hotels range from budget category to 5 star category offering numerous world class amenities and services of international excellence. Some of the services include airport shuttle, spa, sauna, swimming pools, free internet connectivity, laundry services, dry-cleaning, elevators and escalators, mini bar etc. List of hotels located in Chester is as follows:
- Chester Grosvenor Hotel
- Oddfellows Hotel Chester
- Dragonfly Hotel Chester
- Hamilton Court Guest House
- Kings at the Queen Hotel
- Hotel Ramada Chester
- Hotel Crowne Plaza Chester
- Best Western Premier Queen Hotel Chester
- The Coach House Chester
- Mill Hotel & Spa Destination
- Hotel Lloyds of Chester
- Hotel Premier Inn Chester City Centre