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9 Best Things To Do In Chester, England – Hand Luggage Only

Best Things To Do In Chester, England Chester Walls Walk

Sitting right on the border between England and Wales, Chester is one gorgeous city to visit whilst exploring the north of England. Not only that, there are heaps of the best things to do in Chester dotted across this walkable city. 

Now, Chester is the kind of city you can visit for a day (or a weekend) and get a really good feel of the place. That being said, there’s also heaps to do if you’re planning a longer trip too. After all, Chester is steeped in history that dates back beyond Roman times.

So, to help you get the most out of your visit, I’m sharing my top places in Chester. This way, you’ll be able to focus on the all-important exploring, without getting bogged down in the planning. Have an amazing time visiting Chester. 

1.) Chester City Walls

Built within the Roman and Medival periods in England, Chester’s City Walls are incredible to stroll. 

You see, they once protected Chester and its residents from the unruly residents (and Vikings) around the wider region. Nowadays, the unruly residents aren’t a problem, but you can still walk quite a bit of the City Walls in Chester itself. 

Best of all, over 2 miles of the City Walls are still on raised walkways that once protected the residents inside. Now, you can complete the walk around the City Walls in around 60 minutes.

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Not only that, you’ll be able to spot some of Chester’s top spots as you stroll the route. Along the way, you’ll get to see the likes of the Roman Gardens, and the famous Rows and spot Chester Racecourse, too.  

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2.) Grosvenor Museum

Around a 10-minute walk from Eastgate Clock, visiting the Grosvenor Museum is one of the best things to do in Chester if you want to learn more about the city’s local history. 

You see, once inside, there are heaps of Roman artefacts, centuries-old paintings, and sculptures in the various rooms. Now, there’s definitely an emphasis on Chester’s Roman history, so if that piques your interest, make sure to head inside.

Best of all, it’s totally free to enter the Grosvenor Museum and perfect for a 45-minute visit. 

Afterwards, stroll over to the nearby Cheshire Military Museum which is located within Chester Castle. The Museum features artefacts from the 1600s, until the present day.

It’s well worth a visit if you are interested in Military history; though, it can be a little dull if not. I’m…

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