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Top 5 things to do in Chester

We can't wait to re-open and start welcoming guests back to Rowton Hall Hotel. Our team always get asked about the local Chester attractions and the best things to do in Cheshire so we have put this list together with suggestions from the team and comments from previous guests about the activities they have best enjoyed when staying in Chester.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Number 1. Chester Zoo

The UK's number one charity zoo with over 35,000 animals, 500 different species and over 128 acres of gardens to explore.

This world-famous zoo is perfect for the whole family to enjoy a full day out that's not just fun but also educational. The best thing about visiting Chester Zoo when staying at Rowton Hall is that its only a 10 minute drive away and if you purchase tickets from the hotel, you'll save on normal admission prices.

River Dee

River Dee

Number 2. River Dee

Exploring the River Dee as it flows through Chester is a relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon.

The river is 70 miles long and stretches through Wales and Chester. On the bank of the river is the 'Groves', a paved promenade complete with bandstand, cafés, restaurants and public houses. Take a stroll along the riverbank or propel yourself in a motorboat, a rowing boat or a pedalo.

Storyhouse

Storyhouse

Number 3. Storyhouse

Storyhouse is Chester's brand new theatre, cinema, library, restaurant and bar. A renovation of an Art Deco 1930s Odeon, the building houses two theatres, with a home-produced summer season and an autumn touring season encompassing comedy, drama, music and dance. Latest releases and independent film can be found in the cinema, whilst an upstairs bar has panoramic views of Chester.

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral

Number 4. Chester Cathedral

No trip to Chester would be complete without a visit to Chester Cathedral.

Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.

Chester City Walls

Chester City Walls

Number 5. Chester City Walls

The city walls are the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain, parts of which are almost 2000 years old.

Chester is the only city in Britain that retains the full circuit of its ancient defensive walls. Walking the complete circuit gives wondrous views down into the city and gives a fantastic insight into Chester's long history. The main access onto the walls is at each of the four main gateways - Northgate, Eastgate, Watergate and Bridgegate, plus there are many other steps around the city, some including accessible ramps.