Holidays in Chester - Chester races

About Chester

The River Dee in Chester - holidaysChester is a historic city in Cheshire, England with a rich heritage strongly linked to the Roman occupation. It offers many varied attractions for the visitor seeking to have a relaxing mini-break exploring the nearby North Wales countryside, wandering around the quaint shopping area or perhaps visiting Chester Race Course.

Chester offers many other attractions too. You may prefer a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Dee or historic city walls, the only complete walls in Europe.  Visit St. John the Baptist the original old cathedral.  Today Cathedral is St Werburg’s; this beautiful building was originally a monastery.  For animal lovers a trip to Chester Zoo is a must.  Whatever your pleasure the city offers it to you and you will be sure to find something to do, which suits your interests and budget.

The Chester walking tour provides the visitor with a great opportunity to get to know the city over a guided walk of approximately ninety minutes duration.  The tour explores the history of Chester, which is much more than the more well known Roman Heritage. For example when the Vikings came to the area they left the wonderful sandstone buildings in Watergate.  The city was also heavily involved in the English Civil War seeing a clash between Cromwell and the Royalist forces.  Cromwell had to put the town under siege and starve the citizens to death before he managed entry.

Chester Town Crier, holidays in Chester - lettingsThe keen shopper will be kept more than happy to wander between the Mediaeval Rows.  The range of many shops and boutiques, offering a wide selection of choice in the centre is amazing.  There is also a short drive to Cheshire Oaks the Outlet Village if further retail therapy is required.

One of the biggest tourist draws is the horse racing which takes place on the Roodee.  This was the busy harbour for the Romans and Vikings. It is the oldest race course in Britain. Race meetings are held between May and September each year and are always very well attended with the annual Sunday afternoon fixture attracting upwards of 30,000 people.

With the long and varied history of Chester you may not be surprised to hear that the city has its fare share of ghosts. The ghost hunter trail his held of an evening during autumn and winter.  Your ghostly guide will ensure you feel the atmosphere with many eerie and spooky tales as you wander around the town.

We have taken a very brief look at just some of the activities the visitor to Chester can enjoy. There are many other things to do and it is an excellent place to explore and also to base yourself for a holiday with a view to taking in the beautiful countryside surrounding the city and for venturing in to North Wales.  This can be done quickly and easily by train, car or the tourist Easybus.

Of course you will need somewhere to stay and you will not be short of choice. Chester offers a variety of all types of accommodation.  Why not consider a visit to Chester, meet up with family and friends and add No.38 as your place to stay.