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Chester is a beautiful city full of history with so much to do and see! There are many affordable activities to do in the beautiful city of Chester! Whether you want to explore, try new food and do something active or perhaps you want to keep it relaxed and would prefer to chill and spend no money at all, taking in the scenery. Chester has it all!

Due to living just a half an hour drive away I have always loved a day out in Chester! Ever since I was little me and my family and friends have spent lots of time exploring Chester so when I had the opportunity to come to university I had to choose Chester!

My favourite things to do in Chester are going on the peddle boats or rowing boats on the River Dee and having a relaxed walk in the meadows on the other side of the river - this spot is perfect for a picnic. I also love going for food, my favourite places being Hickories, Death by Tacos and Black Sheep Coffee. Chester is a relaxed city full of lots of friendly people and smiley faces. In particular, the outdoor grounds of the Cathedral are stunning!

Me and my friend booked a ghost tour which was so exciting as we wandered around the city in the evening (It was pretty spooky in the dark but that made it even more exciting) and found out about different people’s experiences of witnessing ghosts in Chester.

Free activities:

  • Take a walk around Grosvenor Park.
  • Walk along the Roman City walls.
  • Go window shopping along the Chester Rows.
  • Visit Chester Cathedral, located in the centre of the city - just a short walk from the Eastgate Clock. Church services are held here regularly and I love to attend the Sunday evening service as everybody is so friendly!
  • Visit the Grosvenor Museum.
  • Check out Chester Castle.
  • Take a wander along the River Dee. If you’re feeling like a treat on a sunny day there are plenty of places to grab an ice-cream.
  • Relax in the Roman Gardens.
  • Take pictures of the suspension bridge.

Affordable activities:

  • Book a walking tour of the city, exploring the ancient ruins, such as the Roman Amphitheatre and the ruins of the Castle.
  • You could even book a ghost tour, finding out about all the history surrounding paranormal activity within buildings in the city.
  • Discover the dark past of Chester by going to Sick to Death. Adults - £6 and students £5!
  • Visit Storyhouse! It is free admission and there are plenty of things to do inside: the cinema, theatre, library and community centre are hot spots!
  • There are so many places to grab some food in Chester- If you’re looking for a café pop to Black Sheep Coffee, Marmalade, Bean and Cole, Meltdown, The Flower Cup or Jaunty Goat.
  • Go to the brand new Chester Market! With craft stalls and eateries inside it makes for a perfect evening or few hours. You have to try the Market Café - they do the best tiramisu doughnuts!
  • Hop on a tour bus!
  • Experience an escape room with your friends.

Chester is thriving with life. Come to Chester and find explore the beauty of the city!

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