Tour running Summer 2021
With distinctive buses and friendly staff, the choice in selected cities between
multi-lingual commentary or live guide, an exclusive Kids Commentary in some destinations,
sightseeing has never been so much fun
Tourist Attractions in the City of Chester
Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall Northgate Street Chester
CH1 2HJ 01244 402 111
Open in 2021
Daily tours available Tickets available
Coach and Chester Zoo discount tickets
Chester Zoo Discount Ticket Prices 2019
Adult £TBA Family £TBA
Brochures and leaflets Books and souveniers
Interactive digital touch screen map of Chester and its tourist attractions
"Dazzling Deva See the most impressive collection of Roman tombstones, along with fascinating displays that build a picture of Roman Chester. Watch out for the Roman soldiers along the way! There's No Place Like Home Visit 20 Castle Street, a town house which takes you back to home life from the 17th century to the 1920s; including Mary in her Victorian kitchen, a Georgian drawing room, a nursery and even a fully fitted Edwardian bath room! Getting Back to Nature Discover the world of Charles Kingsley, the famous naturalist of Victorian Chester and explore 'hands-on' the geology and natural history of the area. Amazing Art and Stunning Silver Enjoy the beauty of the paintings, sculpture and furniture in the Art Gallery, and discover Chester's important place in the history of silver."
Occasional Free Admission at limited times. Ask Cathedral for details of next special offer.
"One of the most popular places to visit in the North West, the Cathedral attracts over one million visitors each year.
Chester Cathedral will be charging admission to visitors from Monday August 2nd - further details will be published in July regarding specific arrangements. There will be no charge for anyone wishing to attend services."
"Chester Market is one of the oldest functions of the Council, with Markets having been established in Chester since early Roman Times. The Market used to be situated on Northgate Street next to the Town Hall, where it traded for over 100 years before relocating to the current site in Princess Street in 1967."
Cruise along the beautiful River Dee aboard our Luxury Showboats: Lady Diana and Mark Twain.
For an alternative to the traditional group function, ChesterBoat offers a refreshing change with a nautical flavour. Whether you are organising a large corporate hospitality event, a small family celebration or even a romantic Wedding reception afloat, we cater to your specific requirements. From the moment you and your guests are welcomed aboard by our friendly staff to the moment you leave we guarantee a smoothly organised event to remember. Cruises are available all year round from half hour daily cruises to special evening functions.
Daily City Cruise
Departs throughout the day April - October. Weekends November - March.
Round Trip is 30 minutes. All subject to availability.
Departs - 12 noon from Mid July - August. Round trip is 2 hours.
Weekends and pre-booked groups anytime.
Bus and Boat Trip
April - October. Weekends also in March.
Round trip approximately 90 Minutes.
Two Hour Cruise
Departing 12.00 noon and 2.30 pm Easter to October every Saturday and Sunday and daily during June, July, August & September.
Themed Cruises Remaining in 2013
www.chesterboat.co.uk Chester Boat
Themed River Cruises
Curry and Quiz Cruises Friday 30th September 2016 and Friday 28th October 2016 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Fish and Chip Supper Cruises Friday 7th October 2016 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Private Evening Charters
Book your own Private Evening Charter onboard Our flag ship 'Lady Diana' which accommodates parties of up to 120 people or the 'Mark Twain' which is suitable for groups of up to 80 guests.
Private Day Charters
Book your own Private Day Charter onboard Our flag ship 'Lady Diana' which accommodates parties of up to 120 people or the 'Mark Twain' which is suitable for groups of up to 80 guests.
"A jewel in the centre of the Roman City of Chester. The original, Griffith's Corn Mill, was built circa 1830. The latest extension was completed in 2001. The spacious Club Rooms, with 14 Satellite Channels, enable you to relax in style.
The Canalletto Restaurant, where you can experience superb food overlooking its waterside location. Or try our 60 seat Restaurant Boat where the same excellent food can be sampled whilst cruising on Chester's waterway. Four Bars compliment the Mill Hotel's relaxed atmosphere, The Public Bar has 16 hand pulled beers and has been featured in the Good Beer Guide for the last 9 years. The Health Club's, Sauna, Steam, Swimming Pool and Beauty Spa are the places to relax, at the end of the day. For those that require a little more from their stay the latest Technogym equipment, used three times a week for 6 weeks, will increase your personnel fitness level 38% guaranteed.
A Private Car Park means that you can park your car and forget about it until your departure."
"Alexander's Jazz Theatre is a leading North West venue for jazz, blues and rock artists. The Jazz and Blues Festival is now in it's sixth great year and has grown from a week-long promotion to a full month's events. Alexander's is also a centre for the famed comedy nights. Saturdays brings a variety of alternative comedy to Chester. Alexander's is all about ambience and the joy of being "close" to the performance. You can also combine an evening's music with an evening meal. Please enquire when booking your tickets."
* An exciting place for all the family * Hands-on exhibits * Computer Interactive * Stunning Displays * Exhibitions and events throughout the year
Open Daily 10am - 5pm (Last Entry 4:30pm)
See Website for latest prices concessions available
"In this museum we remember: The Cheshire Regiment, The Cheshire Yeomanry , The 3rd Carabiniers, The 5th Royal Iniskilling Dragoon Guards, Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School.
And several other small Cheshire units - some now long retired (often from bigger corps of the Army).
We also remember the important role of the women of the Regiments and the lives of those who were left behind when the men left home to fight.
Don't miss the museum's newly expanded shop, with a range of gifts for all the family. The shop was developed with advice from Marcus Chase of Chase Associates, arranged through the Skills Bank, supported by Deloitte & Touche."
"GPMR is a 7¼" gauge railway located only a few minutes walk from Chester's historic city centre.
The railway, built in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the Duke of Westminster's railway at nearby Eaton Hall, is popular with young and old alike and has become one of Chester's top tourist attractions. We operate steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake in Chester's Grosvenor Park."
2012 Opening Times
February to November Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and daily during school holidays
December and January Sundays, Boxing Day & New Years Day Bank Holidays
Hours Summer 10.30am to 5pm Winter 11.00am to 4pm
We are also open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.00pm to 4.30pm 1st May until 30th September
We regret that, occasionally, due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control, we may have to cancel, curtail or vary the services from those advertised.