Whether you are planning on moving to Chester or just visiting for a short break, there is plenty to see and do in 24 hours in Chester. We’ve put together a few handy hints on what to do in Chester if you have 24 hours.
Wherever you are it’s best to start the day as you mean to go on and have a breakfast that sets you up for the hours ahead. When you are visiting a new city this is even more important, as you’ll most likely be visiting new attractions and getting those steps in!
There are plenty of fine establishments in Chester where you can get a full English breakfast, a continental spread or healthy options. We highly recommend Hanky Panky Pancakes on Commonhall Street. It is a delightful place where you can fill your plate with pancake stacks and toppings of your choice. An enjoyable way to start your day in Chester.
There is so much history around every corner in Chester that it is hard not to be impressed with pretty much everything you see. Take a stroll down to the Chester Roman Amphitheatre where you can see the great past of the city. It was the largest stone-built Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, and was used as a site for military training and big events. These days it hosts outdoor theatre productions and other exciting events throughout the year.
Next, take a short stroll to Chester Castle which was founded by William the Conqueror in 1090. It overlooks the River Dee and has some stunning views of the city. You can choose to walk around the castle for free or you can pick up a guided tour of the castle and the Agricola Tower for a good price.
Walking the walls is a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Chester. You can follow in the footsteps and the echoes of the Roman soldiers who once patrolled the perimeter of the city. At various points, the walls provide you with panoramic views of Chester on both sides of the wall, with the Water Tower, the Amphitheatre, the Eastgate, and the Castle all easily viewed along the route.
Chester Cathedral is another stunning example of architecture in the city, with the 1,000-year old Cathedral providing a stunning setting for regular exhibitions and events. The Cathedral at Heights Tour is a way to see behind the scenes, exploring the bell chamber and the high galleries as well as a view from the top of the tower over the city.
Next up, why not take to the water with a tranquil half-hour Riverboat Cruise along the River Dee. Departing from The Groves, it offers a completely different perception of the city, with interesting properties and stories about Chester’s past and traditions along the route.
Lunch in Chester
After all of that you’ll want to stop for some refreshments and there are some fantastic, traditional olde worlde pubs in Chester that provide some brilliant pub grub. The Bear & Billet on Lower Bridge Street is home to traditional British pub grub and has been serving ale since 1664. The building has a stunning aesthetic and feels like you have stepped back in time. The food is hearty and will fill you up after a morning walk and give you the chance to recharge before an afternoon of more sightseeing.
Take A Trip to Chester Zoo – Not too far outside of the city via bus or car, Chester Zoo is a wonderful example of a zoo. In fact, it is the number one zoo in the UK with an emphasis on animal conservation. It has 15,000 animals and 5,000 different species, with guided tours available and animal experiences. If you love animals there are few better places to go as part of a day trip.
Evening - Restaurant and Bar recommendations in Chester –
There are plenty of options for good evening food and entertainment in Chester. If you are looking for something a little bit fancy, some wining and dining, without worrying about being in formal dress or paying the earth, the Sticky Walnut on Charles Street is a good call. It is a popular spot with locals, a small and intimate venue that is warm and welcoming. Expect fine European cuisine in the form of small sharing plates or larger meals.
After dinner, take a stroll along to The Brewery Tap House on Lower Bridge Street. They have the biggest selection of cask ales in the city, some from the award-winning Spitting Feathers brewery which is local to Chester. After that, head on over to Liquor and Co. on Watergate Street. It is a stylish cocktail bar that is tucked away to provide a level of cosiness and a special feel. Sit down and relax with one of the inventive cocktails off the extensive menu. Best of all is the dim lighting and the late-night ambience that makes you feel very special.
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