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Visit the free beautiful landmarks of Chester
Chester's Beautiful Landmarks

Visit Chester's iconic landmarks spread throughout the city to enjoy the true heart of Chester.

Chester's Beautiful Landmarks

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral

St Werburgh Street, CH1 2DY

Chester Cathedral is one not to be missed, especially if you are taking a stroll through town. Its stunning, intricate architecture dates back to the 12th century and still has Norman styled features intact. It is a grade I listed building with dates of construction starting between 1093 and the early 16th century.

The Cathedral is free to enter on most days, however, there is the option to offer a voluntary donation to help the Cathedral stay open. It is definitely worth a look if you're passing by.

Find out more about Chester Cathedral by clicking here.

The River Dee in Chester

The River Dee

The Groves, CH1 1SD

The riverbank is one of the most serene and peaceful spots you will discover in Chester. With little ice cream stands dotted down the promenade, as well as a bandstand and pedalos, there is plenty going on.

It can be a little difficult to find the river if you don't know your way around Chester. If you head down St John's Street, or Bridge Street, the river will soon be in sight.

Book your very own River Cruise with Chester Boat by clicking here.

The Roman Gardens

The Roman Gardens

Pepper Street, CH1 1DQ

These gardens were constructed in 1949 by Graham Webster and Charles Greenwood. It was created to display building fragments from the Roman fortress which was known as Deva. The pieces have originated from military buildings, baths and the legionary headquarters.

This is a beautiful garden to explore, with many Roman facts to learn along the way.

Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse

New Crane Street, CH1 2LY

Chester Racecourse is the oldest racecourse still in operation in the world, with it being established in 1539. Their races generally take place in the Spring/Summer with roughly 15 events taking place each year.

There are also a couple of restaurants and bars guests can visit when the races aren't on. Dogs are even allowed to go for a run around on the racecourse when the course isn't in use.

To find out more about Chester Racecourse, click here.

Chester Castle

Chester Castle

Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DN

Chester Castle was founded by William the Conqueror and built-in 1070 by the Second Earl of Chester, Hugh d'Avranches. During the reign of Henry III and Edward I, the castle was used as military headquarters for the conquest of Wales. It was one of the first motte-and-bailey castles in the UK.

Tours are available to book with Chester Tours.

Eastgate Clock

Eastgate Clock

Eastgate Street, CH1 1LR

Whether you're doing a spot of shopping in Chester's City Centre, going for a bite to eat, or exploring the Roman Walls of Chester, the Eastgate Clock is hard to miss. It is built along the Roman Walls in 1899 to celebrate Queen Victora's diamond jubilee. It is believed to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben!

The Chester Rows

The Rows

Bridge Street, CH1 1NG

The beautiful Rows of Chester have a variety of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants for you to find. They are reached by steps which form a second level above the shops at ground level. Some buildings date back to the 13th century, however many are distinctively from the Victorian era. Take a stroll around The Rows and see what hidden gems you can find.

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