Things to Do

Chester is a city all about choice!

The Experience Chester website is all about sharing the delights of our amazing city
with those who already visit Chester, those who live or work here, and those who may never have set foot in Chester before and don’t know what they’re missing out on! Experience our city’s history and architecture, shopping, food and drink, attractions, events…. you get the picture! Be inspired by our guides on what to do and how to spend your time.

Things to see

Chester – the ancient city within Roman walls – offers a city experience like no other place in the world. Steeped in thousands of years worth of history, the city is full of iconic landmarks and romantic walks, beautifully framed within a bustling city centre that’s home to a fantastic choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Whatever kind of experience you’re looking for, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste in Chester.

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Chester Zoo

Eastgate Clock

Chester Walls

Chester Cathedral

things to do shopping


Chester is the perfect place to experience a fabulous day out shopping whatever the weather. Get amongst the unique history of the cobbled streets and quirky lanes to discover specialist food shops, art galleries, gifts, jewellery, fashion and much more within our compact walled city.
Shop somewhere amazing, it’s time to shop Chester!

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Food and Drink

Chester pulls out all the stops when it comes to a destination with a wealth of restaurants serving international flavours; inviting street cafés serving traditional afternoon teas; stylish bars serving creative cocktails and traditional pubs serving local beers and ales. Experience fabulous food and drink in the heart of the city, Chester has them all.

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things to do food and drink

Independent shops

Chester boasts an array of wonderful independent shops. Cosy cafes, inspirational gift shops, fine dining restaurants and quirky boutiques are just some of the hidden gems you can experience in Chester. 

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