Located close to the border with Wales, Chester is one of the UK’s most historic cities. From the cobbled streets to the impressive cathedral, it provides plenty to see and do for families, friends, couples and kids.
Whether you’re looking to soak up the history or enjoy the boutique shopping, quirky bars and quaint cafes, a luxury holiday cottage from kate and tom’s is the best way to do it in style.
With a defensive wall stretching over two miles around the city and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, Chester’s roman heritage is still clear today. You can even take a walking tour around the city and delve deep into the city’s past with the help of an authentic guide in roman dress.
After your walk, why not spend some time relaxing in a Green Flag Victorian park? Grosvenor Park is nestled just outside the city walls overlooking the River Dee. Grab a bite to eat at The Lodge Cafe, be entertained at the Open-Air Theatre or take your little ones for a ride on the Miniature Railway. You can also enjoy a cruise along the River Dee or hire your own rowing boat for a more romantic couple’s trip.
If you would prefer some retail therapy during your visit, there are a variety of unusual boutique shops in The Independent Quarter. Here you’ll find Chester Rows, a unique set of two-tiered half-timbered buildings with long galleries now used as shopping arcades. Climb the steps from Watergate Street to find independent clothes shops, art galleries and quirky cafes set back under these historic covered walkways.
And no trip to Cheshire would be complete without a visit to Chester Zoo! This award-winning zoo is one of the top attractions in the UK and houses more than 21,000 animals, including some of the most endangered species in the world.
After a busy day of sightseeing, why not let your hair down at one of Chester’s lively bars? With everything from microbreweries to cabaret bars and venues with acoustic music to accompany your evening meal, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Live Rooms is the city’s largest independent music venue and nightclub, hosting big name acts and more intimate gigs. Alternatively, Alexander’s Live is a popular café bar which stages live music, cabaret acts and a Friday Night Comedy show each week.
For something a little different, The Botanist is one of Chester’s more distinctive venues. Learn to create unique concoctions at a cocktail or gin masterclass, enjoy live music four nights a week, or be transfixed by a magician each Friday.
If the arts are more your thing, Chester’s Storyhouse is home to both a theatre and cinema. With performances by critically acclaimed artists, whether you like musicals, comedy, dance, or something else, there is a show for everyone here.
Or maybe you prefer to have your fun during the day? Chester Racecourse is the oldest in England, with one of the smallest tracks at only 1 mile 1 furlong (just less thank 2km). Despite its size, it still offers its guests bags of fun. With 15 race meetings annually, why not put on your glad rags and see who can back the most winners?
Regardless of who you are holidaying with, Chester is the perfect location for a celebration. The city has lots to offer its visitors from family groups looking to explore the sights to hen parties with plans to party into the early hours in its cool bars.
Whatever you decide to do while you’re here, you can look forward to an indulgent stay in one of our large self-catering holiday cottages. If you don’t want to eat out every night, you can even hire a private chef to work their magic in the kitchen.
Our spacious accommodation provides the perfect base for a party weekend in Chester. Choose from chic townhouses, grand country houses or coastal retreats.
Regardless of who you choose to bring along, at kate and tom’s we have the perfect property for you and your guests – we even have dog-friendly cottages!
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