River Dee, Chester

Places to stay in Chester

Welcome to Chester

A city full of beautiful buildings, extraordinary history, and culture and plenty to see and do for everyone to enjoy, there’s no place quite like Chester.

If you’re planning a trip to Chester, YHA have got your accommodation covered. YHA Chester Trafford Hall offers quality accommodation located just outside of the city centre, with a range of the city’s best attractions all in close distance. Make your city break one to remember.

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Things to do in Chester

Five free things to do in Chester

The Chester City Walls

A ramble along the extraordinary city walls is great for history fanatics. You may even spot some of Chester’s most famous buildings including Chester Castle, Eastgate Block and Clwydian Hills.

Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park is a popular attraction all year round. With its stunning scenery, crisp lawns and pretty flower beds, this location offers a peaceful picnic spot away from the busy city life of Chester.

Eastgate Clock

You will not be in Chester until you see the Eastgate Clock. Situated at the heart of this beautiful city, the Eastgate Clock is a very important landmark which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Make sure to take a photo.

Chester Cathedral

Book a free ticket and discover Chester Cathedral which is situated at the heart of the city. This magnificent building is a remarkable blend of modern and medieval history.

Roman Gardens

The Roman Gardens are a must see when visiting Chester. Situated at the foot of the River Dee, these spectacular gardens are a collection of Roman period remains collected from around the city.

There's nowhere quite like Chester

Chester is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the UK and its clear why. Steeped with fine history, culture, breath-taking scenery and many great attractions, there’s plenty of things to do in Chester.

History fanatics can explore the iconic buildings and monuments, families can get up close and personal with the animals at Chester Zoo or let off some steam in the many beautiful parks and nightlife lovers can experience the vibrant bars and quirky restaurants dotted around the city.

From scenery to culture and brilliant nightlife, there’s something for everyone in Chester.

Chester town centre


Chester's bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make it one of Britain's most popular places for an unforgettable short break. The ancient city is a truly breathtaking experience.

Chester Cathedral Interior

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: A vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique ble

Chester Zoo Lion

Chester Zoo

At Chester Zoo, you're never too old to have fun and learn something new about our planet and its inhabitants. With over 35,000 animals to meet, there's something for everyone.

Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park is a popular attraction all year round.

Manchester museum

Manchester's Museums

Manchester’s vast and varied history is celebrated across a number of excellent museums which span the city.