Chester is a wonderful city of contrasts. It can satisfy all the tastes in art, architecture, music and nature. Being an ancient city it attracts great amount of visitors every year. If you are a tourist in Chester it can be rather difficult to decide what must be seen during your tour. We propose to your attention the most visited and interesting sights and attractions of Chester. So, have a good trip!
Worthwhile Chester Attractions and Sights to visit:
An ideal place to start with is the Chester Visitor Centre - probably the biggest visitor information centre in Britain. There you can get all the necessary information about Chester (Tourist Information, Maps and Guides, Accommodation Bookings, Guided Walks, etc.).
Chester Cathedral (Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester). On this site probably over 1,000 years there has been a church. This church originally served as a Saxon Minster, then it was reconstructed into a Benedictine Abbey and only since 1541 this astonishing architecture masterpiece has been Cathedral of the Chester Diocese. Nowadays Chester Cathedral stun its visitors with intricately carved 800 years old Quire stalls, medieval shrine of St. Werburgh, modern works of art and stained glass.
Chester Gateway Theatre (Hamilton Place, Chester, CH1 2BH). It is a single Chester's professional theatre. On this theatre stage you can see the productions world-wide known dramas, comedies and children's plays.
Dewa Roman Experience (Pierpoint Lane, Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1NL). In the squash and fuss of modern day Chester, this 2000 years Roman fortress ruins are the most placid and serene place. There you can turn over in your mind leaving the bustle of our modern life. On the other hand you can touch to the past in 'hands-on' studio. You can try on a replica suit of Roman armor or handle Roman pottery and animal bones.
You won't believe, but Chester is the only British city that preserves the complete circuit of its defensive walls. This surrounding city wall is known as the. The total length of this wall is around two miles and gives a unique insight into Chester's Roman history. From the top you can delight in amazing views of the city. The main observation points are at each of the four main gateways - Northgate, Watergate, Eastgate and Bridgegate. Within the wallsb there are some lovely Tudor and Victorian buildings, encircled by the unique raised arcades providing walkways around the city centre.
Another one and probably the most interesting for every visitor attraction is Chester Zoo. It was founded in the 1930s by George S. Mottershead and family. Chester Zoo offers a fun and stimulating day out for everyone, no matter what age or ability. It is the UK's number one charity zoo and won the Good Britain Guide Zoo of the Year award for 2003. 110 acres zoo enumerates over 7,000 animals and 500 species. All the animals are grouped by region in huge paddocks located in form of maze.
It was the first zoo in the UK that successfully breeds elephants in captivity. One of the most famous sights in the zoo is the chimpanzees
having lived there for about thirty years. There are many exhibits of animals that Chester Zoo exhibits great number of retained animals: Tsavo (black rhino), cloud forest (spectacled bear), Spirit of the Jaguar (jaguar), Dragons in Danger (komodo dragon), miniature monkeys (marmosets), and the Twilight Zone (fruit bat).
In order to ensure you see everything you wish to on your day out, there are clear signs and large maps located across Chaster Zoo. Having a large territory for observation there is a beforehand foreseen wide range of shops, cafes and ice-cream kiosks located around Chester Zoo. They are oriented on all tastes and budgets.
We hope our little Chester tour will be to your liking! Have a good trip!