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1. WALK THE WALLS

Take a gentle stroll around the most complete city walls in Britain. From the city walls you’ll get views of the towers and Eastgate Clock, the amphitheatre and racecourse, ait really is a perfect way to see the city.

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3. DISCOVER THE ROMAN HERITAGE

Chester is bursting with Roman Heritage for you to discover. Take a walk around the city walls that were originally built by the Romans to defend the city and are now the most complete in Britain and one of the best ways to see the city.

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5. VISIT CHESTER CATHEDRAL

Chester Cathedral sits majestically in the heart of the city and is stunning both inside and out. Originally built as a Saxon Minster then rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey it offers visitors so much to explore.



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7. TAKE A BOAT RIDE

Flowing through the heart of the city, the River Dee is ideal for relaxing strolls, delicious picnics and fun boat adventures. If you fancy a boat trip and your budget will allow, hop aboard Chester Boat for one of their River Cruises or hire a rowing boat or pedalo.

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9. VISIT CHESTER ZOO

Home to over 12,500 wonderful animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered and exotic in the world. From magnificent elephants and rhinos to delicate butterflies, there are different animals to see around every corner.

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2. EXPLORE THE ROWS

Visit Chester and you can’t miss the black and white two-tiered galleries known as ‘The Rows’. Dating from medieval times they provide an extra level of shopping and are home to a great range of shops including many of the city’s independent shops.

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4. GO TO THE RACES

Spend a day at the oldest racecourse in England which was once a massive Roman harbour. Racing started in Chester in 1539 and remains a popular sporting event in the city calendar. There are 15 race meetings each year so you can get up close to the action.

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6. GUIDED TOURS

One of the best ways to discover Chester’s fascinating past is to join a guided tour. Daily Walking Tours, Roman Tours, Civil War Tours and Heritage Bus Tours operate from the Visitor Information Centre and are extremely popular with visitors to the city.

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8. INDULGE IN SOME RETAIL THERAPY

Chester is well renowned for its quirky, unique boutique shopping. As well as hosting a wide range of high street brands, you’ll find a wealth of unusual independently run shops along the side streets and famous Rows.

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10. WATCH THE TOWN CRIER

Chester is well renowned for its quirky, unique boutique shopping. As well as hosting a wide range of high street brands, you’ll find a wealth of unusual independently run shops along the side streets and famous Rows.

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