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Culture of Chester. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Way Home past The Pub Despite its modest size, Chester is one of the most visited cities in England. Its history goes back more than two thousand years. The city has been founded by the Romans and for a long time has being the most important military camp of the Roman Empire. Buildings of different eras have preserved in the city; there are interesting museums and cultural centers attracting visitors from other countries to Chester.
Even most demanding gourmets will appreciate the variety of restaurants in Chester. The city has more than two hundreds of different dining places, so each tourist would be able to find a … Open
City walls built in the early medieval period represent one of the main historical attractions. A walk on wall’s pathway will give a lot of impressions. It starts at the Eastgate and goes to the Newgate; the wall offers a breathtaking view of the city. Other striking landmark is Chester Cathedral. The first religious building in its place appeared in the early 10th century. Over many years, the cathedral has been repeatedly destroyed and reconstructed, so today it is a unique architectural monument, which reflects styles of different eras.
The cathedral features rich interior; it is decorated with stained glass, mosaics and oak choir staying unchanged from the 14th century. The unique religious artifact, Madonna and Child made on the web is kept there. The authors of this amazing works of art were ordinary peasants that collected the web from fruit trees; then the web was pulled over cardboard backing. The icon looks just fascinating. Copyright
This small English city is famous for its unique cultural traditions; an acquaintance with them will bring a lot of experience to travelers. Chester is known to gourmets from all over the … Open
Among other historic sites, the Chester Castle built in the mid13th century by order of Henry IV is noteworthy. A walk through ancient streets of Chester will be a fascinating event, as there are a lot of half-timbered houses in the city. Nowadays they house shops, attractive cafes and restaurants.
Those wishing to explore the city's history in more detail would be interested in visiting the National Museum of Grosvenor. It has an interesting collection of historical artifacts; the most interesting is the collection of jewelry. The ruins of a Roman amphitheater has preserved in Chester. Those who like to visit the archaeological area and inspect ruins of pre-historic buildings would be fond of its surroundings.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Chester and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Chester and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Chester

Gay Village
The Lowry
Where: Pier 8, Salford Quays, Chester; Telephone: +44 (0)870 208 6000;
People’s History Museum
Where: Left Bank, Bridge St., Chester; Telephone: +44 (0)161 228 7212;
Where: Cathedral Gardens, Chester; Telephone: +44 (0)161 605 8200;
Manchester City Galleries
Where: Mosley Street (main office) Quay Street, Chester; Telephone: +44 (0)161 235 8888;
Manchester Opera House
Where: Oxford Street, Chester; Telephone: +44 (0)161 245 6600;
Manchester Museum
Where: John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 250 Oxford Road, Chester; Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 2648/2634; Opening hours: Mon, Sun & Bank Holidays;
Imperial War Museum
Where: Trafford Wharf Road, The Quays, Chester; Telephone: +44 (0)161 836 4000;
Reference information
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Chester and around
♥   Art museum 'Sudley House' Liverpool, 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tate Liverpool' Liverpool, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Walker Art Gallery' Liverpool, 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Chester
♥   Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Asaph, St. Asaph, 37.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Manchester, 52.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of Our Lady Help of Christians and St. Peter of Alcantara, Shrewsbury, 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Syro-Malabar Cathedral of St. Alphonsa, Preston, 64.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Chester and near

Sandcastle Waterpark

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
Sandcastle Waterpark is considered to be the best in the UK for a reason. It’s an indoor facility, so it is open all year long. There are about two dozens of rides suiting all tastes, as well as gorgeous pools. A harmonious design in a nautical style complements the splendor. There are excellent playgrounds for the youngest visitors. Surf fans enjoy a great swimming pool with artificial waves. … Read further


From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
In the middle of the 20th century in Great Britain has appeared a secret underground city with a code name Burlington. This city is like a real recessed shelter where the British parliament planed be hold up in case of the nuclear war. The underground city was built at the place of the old stone quarry, its area is about 1 square kilometers. This recessed shelter could save up to 4 000 people at once. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Chester

Culture guide to Chester. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Chester: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Chester. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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