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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Outlet Mall
“The second most popular tourist attraction after the Zoo! A great selection of shops with free parking, definitely worth a visit if you like shopping.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Zoo
“Young and old will enjoy this day out, so much to do not just the animals but play areas, eating with a new pub on site, interactive areas, shows and kids activities.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Racecourse
“ A great day out, check out the website for race day dates, normally May - September”
  • 27 locals recommend
Theatre
“Ultra modern library setup with comfy chairs, amazing kids library area, food is tasty, old-school style cinema and immersive theatre experience. A must visit venue.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Theatre
“ Beautiful park in the centre of Chester. Mini railway and large children's play area. Summer hosts the outdoor theatre.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Zoo
“One of the best zoos in the world and operates on donations from visitors and fund raisers, a great charity to support.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Church
“There's usually something going on here and even if there are no art exhibitions or recitals when you visit, the cathedral is still worth looking around. Also make sure you check out the lovely Grade II-listed Georgian Abbey Square next to the cathedral. The Bishop's House is here and also look out for the two sandstone cottages built in 1626. We lived in number 13 for a while, so if you want some insider information on the interior, just ask.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped Gardens, 1000 acres of deer Park, a rare breed farm and medieval Old Hall. ... Discover the Old Hall, the hidden gem at the heart of Tatton Park. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Forest
“Delamere Forest is Cheshire's largest area of woodland and is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest. The ideal place to go for a walk, you'll find easy-going trails for all abilities, the perfect hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to watch the wildlife. Delamere also offers a permanent orienteering course suitable for all ages and abilities. Explore the forest and develop your navigation skills. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Establishment
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“This is a National Trust property within a 15 minute drive. Built at the end of the 1600s and mainly passed down through the Yorke family. It well preserved as a victorian stately home, with beautiful grounds. More fascinating are the stories about Erddig's servants which are in abundance.”
  • 16 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“This is my daughters favourite place to eat, its out little treat. Just by the river so combined with a boat trip or stroll to feed the ducks its a perfect location.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Store
“A fun day out for the children and adults alike. Live animals, activities, crazy golf, diggers and plenty of ice cream”
  • 14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Busy bustling noisy Italian restaurant on Lower Bridge St. Ideal for families. Theres a great range of pizza and pasta - not the place to go for a romantic dinner for two!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“The perfect spot for people watching day or night. Barlounge always has a great atmosphere and impeccable service. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A vast array of retail outlets and restaurants, together with Cineworld multiplex/iMax cinema are only a 5 minute walk away from Catchpenny Cottage. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fantastic independent restaurant serving excellent food, great to celebrate a special occasion but be sure to book as it gets very busy!”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Outlet Mall
“The second most popular tourist attraction after the Zoo! A great selection of shops with free parking, definitely worth a visit if you like shopping.”
  • 50 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“This is my daughters favourite place to eat, its out little treat. Just by the river so combined with a boat trip or stroll to feed the ducks its a perfect location.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Busy bustling noisy Italian restaurant on Lower Bridge St. Ideal for families. Theres a great range of pizza and pasta - not the place to go for a romantic dinner for two!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“The perfect spot for people watching day or night. Barlounge always has a great atmosphere and impeccable service. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic independent restaurant serving excellent food, great to celebrate a special occasion but be sure to book as it gets very busy!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A stunning building and well designed inside, this place serves up top notch food with a real busy atmosphere. Its a popular place to eat and is always busy. Table bookings essential at weekends. This is a fine dining experience and meals are on the expensive side. Located on Pepper street, about £5 in a cab, or 40 minute walk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic restaurant and bar offering delicious food and fantastic cocktails. Located in the canal quarter just a 5 minute stagger to Mia's Place, even in the highest of heals. One of the best brunches in Chester.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Guests Andrew and Carole told us that they "found a restaurant with a silly name, 'The Sticky Walnut', in an area which was only 15 minutes walk from your cottage. Although the cost was somewhat startling, the food and ambiance were pleasant, and we would recommend it to any of your guests, if they are prepared to pay premium prices for an interesting and unusual menu.'”
  • 9 locals recommend

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