Now that the weather is starting to warm up, there's no doubt you'll be looking for a destination to get away this spring. Why not book a stay at our Chester hotel? With so much to see and do in and around Chester, you will struggle to find another historic town in England that has so much to offer.
Here we look at some of the attractions that will make your spring break in Chester a memorable one:
Start your tour of the city’s history by walking the length of the city's famous walls. As you do so, you can think about the Roman soldiers who would have patrolled the walls almost 2000 years previously and that King Charles is meant to have used the walls as a look out during the English Civil War. While walking their 3km perimeter, look out for the famous Eastgate clock, which was built to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Also don’t miss the nearby Rows; half-timbered galleries provide a second row of shops above the street, which now house stylish boutiques. Having provided you with a glimpse of all that Chester holds, come down from the walls to visit the cathedral; the Norman and Gothic stonework is impressive, as are the stained glass windows. Finally, stop by the amphitheatre, which is currently the largest to have been unearthed in Britain; you can also view the artefacts uncovered from its excavation.
Not far from the Days Inn Chester is Tatton Park. This nineteenth century mansion is a popular attraction and at this time of year it is especially visited owing to its fifty acres of gardens, which are in bloom with spring flowers. Beyond more traditional gardens, you can appreciate styles from further afield, with the Japanese garden being a favourite with many visitors. If you have youngsters with you, they will enjoy the maze and seeing the deer in the neighbouring parkland. Hire a bike and you can explore the country lanes and appreciate the wild flowers growing in the hedgerows and alongside the canal tow paths.
If after your exploration of the city you are looking for a quiet retreat, there are plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Treat yourself to a coffee in one of Chester’s many sought after cafés or push the boat out and have a 3 course meal in one of the fine restaurants. Alternatively indulge yourself by receiving a spa treatment before returning to our hotel for a relaxing evening.