Attractions and Places to Visit in Chester
There are so many attractions in Cheshire to visit and so much to see and do, you wouldn’t want to miss a thing! Whether you’re travelling alone or with loved ones, there is something to interest everyone.
The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like a giant three-storey-high iron spider, unlock the wonders of our waterways at National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port or explore the waterways on a different level with a stay on Andersen Boats and visit The Lion Salt Works, Britain’s newest heritage attraction.
Discover over 12,500 wonderful animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered in the world at Chester Zoo or if you prefer to shop, get up to 60% less at 145 luxury and high street brands at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.
Cheshire is well known for it’s many stunning gardens, why not visit the award winning Ness Botanic Gardens overlooking the Dee Estuary with the finest collection of rhododendron and azaleas in the Northwest or visit Trentham Gardens with its vast perennial plantings providing breathtaking vistas that change throughout the seasons.
Founded as a Benedictine abbey in 1092, our cathedral has a rich and varied history, and as you’ll discover, a diverse and exciting future.
The romantic gothic Castle - a product of the early 19th century - stands on a high rise above a lake. The Castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including Cedars of Lebanon, Oak, and Chestnut.
The Cheshire Military Museum, in Chester, tells the story of the Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century right through to the present day. Follow the exploits of the Regiments of Cheshire and their travels across the world during many great battles.