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Chester Attractions

In and around Chester you'll find plenty of attractions on offer - depending on your taste. In Chester City Centre there's the Military Museum or move further out to the award winning Chester Zoo. Pop across to the Blue Planet Aquarium or the Jodrell Bank Science Centre and telescope.

Cheshire Military Museum

Cheshire Military Museum, Chester

This museum is housed in the part of the Chester Castle which served as accommodation for soldiers in the 19th century. It pays special attention to the history of Cheshire regiments, and works hard to integrate gender and the stories of women who served into it's exhibitions, which dare I say it is somewhat unusual for a military museum!

Hotels near Cheshire Military Museum
ABode Chester from £84.00
Golden Eagle4 starfrom £60.00
Grosvenor Place Guest House3 starfrom £42.00
Three Kings Studios from £80.00
Green Pea Lettings Ltd from £55.00
Millennium Festival Trail

Millennium Festival Trail

The Chester Millennium Festival Trail is a route through the city centre that passes 40 of the most important buildings in terms of architectural development. It was laid down in 2000 and local people selected all the buildings. More than the obvious Roman architecture, the walk takes in a wide range of styles and demonstrate Chester’s important architectural heritage. Surprises along the way include the Odeon cinema, which is a great example of the art deco style. The tour is self guided with footpath markings.

Hotels near Millennium Festival Trail
Grosvenor Place Guest House3 starfrom £42.00
Oddfellows Chester from £90.00
Golden Eagle4 starfrom £60.00
Whitegates from £140.00
The D, Chester from £55.00
Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park

Richard, Second Marquis of Westminster, gave these 16 acres of land to the City. Landscape designer Mr Edward Kemp, architect of Crystal Palace was paid to lie out the park and many of the original features still remain since opening in 1867. The typically Victorian park boasts a park lodge, a black and white timbered building with statues representing William the Conqueror and the Norman Earls of Chester. Bedding displays are planted twice yearly and the Lime trees lining the main avenues are kept in pyramidal form, fashionable in Victorian times.

Hotels near Grosvenor Park
Grosvenor House from £134.84
Fifteens of Chester from £38.50
Premier Inn Chester City Centre3 starfrom £70.00
Base Serviced Apartments - City Road from £40.00
Rondeva from £145.00
Alexander's Jazz Theatre

Alexander's Jazz Theatre

Alexander's Jazz Theatre is a leading North West venue for jazz, blues and rock artists. It is also the main venue for the annual Chester Jazz and Blues Festival. Saturdays bring a variety of alternative comedy to Chester for Alexander's famed comedy nights. Alexander's is all about ambience and the joy of being "close" to the performance. You can also combine an evenings music with an evening meal.

Hotels near Alexander's Jazz Theatre
The Pied Bull from £48.30
The Bull and Stirrup Hotel from £52.50
Maison Claire3 starfrom £49.00
The Coach House Inn4 starfrom £70.00
The Commercial Hotel from £79.00

Other Attraction near Chester

  • Mouldsworth Motor Museum - The Art Deco building housing the museum is set in its own grounds in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.
  • Chester Zoo - Chester Zoo covers an area of over 100 acres within a total land holding of over 400 acres.
  • Roman Gardens - The Roman Gardens were created in the 1950s to display the finely carved building fragments from the Roman legionary fortress of Deva.