Chester boasts Britain's most complete city walls and is widely known for its wealth of Tudor-style architecture. It also home to the country's largest Roman amphitheatre.
Vicar's Lane, Chester
Tel (01244) 402 111
Open Jan-Mar Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm; Apr-Sep Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm; Oct-Dec Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Mersey Travel trains connect Chester with Liverpool (James Street).
67 Boughton Street, Chester
Tel (01244) 400 185
40 Hough Green, Chester, Cheshire CH4 8JD
Bus 4, 4A
Tel (01244) 680056
Originally a Benedictine Abbey, the 1000-year-old Chester Cathedral is noted for its fine 800-year-old quire stalls and the 200-year-old cobweb picture.
Tel (01244) 324 756
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-6pm
This popular zoo features over 6000 animals including elephants, black rhinos, chimpanzees and jaguar.
Bus 4, 8, 411, 412, X8
Tel (01244) 380 280
Open 1 Jan-13 Feb 10am-3.30pm daily; 14 Feb-28 Mar 10am-4pm daily; 29 Mar-2 Apr 10am-4.30pm daily; 2-18 Apr 10am-5pm daily; 19-30 Apr 10am-4.30pm daily; 1-3 May 10am-5.30pm daily; 4-28 May 10am-4.30pm daily; 29 May-6 Jun 10am-5.30pm daily; 7 Jun-16 Jul 10am-4.30pm daily; 17 Jul-5 Sep 10am-5.30pm daily; 6-26 Sep 10am-4.30pm daily; 27 Sep-31 Oct 10am-4pm daily; 1 Nov-23 Dec 10am-3.30pm daily
This museum has exhibits on local history with a strong focus on Chester's Roman heritage.
27 Grosvenor Street, Chester
Tel (01244) 402 008
Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun 1pm-4pm
Located just outside the city walls near the tourist information centre are the 2000-year-old ruins of the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain.
Little St John Street, Chester
Tel (01244) 402 466