The historic city of Chester lies on an ancient Roman crossroads and today is one of England's best preserved walled cities. There is more to the city than just ruins and historic buildings, however. Stay in a bed and breakfast in Chester and discover what else this vibrant city has to offer.
A stay at a B&B in Chester is a real treat for history enthusiasts. Chester has a rich Roman history, and some of the city's main attractions include the Roman Walls, Roman Ampitheatre and Roman Gardens. The Romans aren't the only historic figures to have left their mark on the city. Chester Cathedral was left standing by Henry VIII while other monastries throughout the country were being destroyed at his command. Explore the main street and its famous black and white beamed Medieval houses and go shopping in Chester Rows, which contain several original 13th century buildings.
Local museums including the Grosvenor Museum offers an insight into Roman times, great for young and old alike. Book a family friendly Chester b and b and treat the kids to a day at Chester Zoo, followed by a visit to Cheshire Farm Ice Cream Farm, where they can enjoy the outdoor adventure playground, see how ice cream is made and ruin their dinner sampling some of the delicious home made icy treats. The entire family will enjoy a cruise on the River Dee, and you can try manning your own boat or hire canoes if you're up for the challenge.
If you'd like to get out and explore the surrounding countryside from your bed and breakfast Chester offers easy access to the dramatic scenery of Chester's Peak District. Here you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities, including walking, cycling and golfing. You can also visit quaint country villages and traditional country inns, where you can stop off for some food and drink.
Chester Racecourse offers the opportunnity to dig out your gladrags and enjoy a glamorous day at the races. There is no shortage of decent restaurants, cafes and bars around the city, and Chester offers some great shopping for those seeking a city break somewhere different. If you covet designer labels, squeese in a trip to Cheshire Oaks, a designer outlet ten minutes outside the city. For a cheap city break staying at a guest house or B&B Chester has much to offer.