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City Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3AH

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  • Charged parking onsite (150 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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near the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Queen Hotel, Chester

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral boasts the most complete medieval monastic complex in the UK and records of a church on the current site date back to the early 10th century. Visitors can admire the medieval wood-carved choir stalls.

Available : Daily

Town Crier Proclamations

Town criers tend to be seen as eccentric and extrovert characters these days. Grab your chance to see one at work at The Cross in Chester. Dressed in a colourful period costume, they maintain this ancient way of broadcasting the news.

Available : May - Aug 2013; not Mon or Sun (annual)

Grosvenor Museum

The city-centre Grosvenor Museum is a living monument to Chester's past. View everyday objects from the Roman Fortress of Deva or visit the Roman cemetery, where every tombstone has a tale to tell. Hands-on exhibits include an aqueduct model.

Available : Daily

May Festival at Chester Racecourse

Opening the new season, the May meeting at Chester Racecourse is held over three days - Totesport Cup Day on Wednesday, Ladies Day on Thursday and City Day on Friday, with six races each day.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival

From hearty fare to garden wares, Chester's Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival showcases all manner of top quality regional produce. It features over 150 stalls, including the ever-popular celebrity chef demonstrations and a new campervan event.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Autumn Festival

Taking place towards the end of the season, the Autumn Festival at Chester Racecourse features plenty of exciting action throughout the afternoon. Race-goers get to experience the thrill of racing with all the charm of the country.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Family Funday

Chester Racecourse offers a Family Fun Day, attracting thousands of people each year. Expect stilt walkers, face painters, bouncy castles, jazz bands and more, while a full card of six races is run throughout the afternoon.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is situated just two miles north of the city centre. Spacious near-natural surroundings are home to 7000 animals, many of which are endangered. In fact, the zoo is part of a worldwide conservation programme.

Available : Daily

Old Hall Country Club and Spa

The Old Hall Country Club & Spa is set in peaceful Huntingdon, overlooking the Cheshire Plains. Treatments on offer range from facials to reflexology, hot stone massage, Indian head massage and lightwave therapy.

Available : Daily

Blue Planet Aquarium

Sporting a 71-metre long underwater tunnel, the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port houses 3.5 million litres of water and one of the largest collections of sharks in Europe, including sand tigers (related to the great white sharks), nurse sharks and lemon sharks. The very brave can even arrange to take a swim with them.

Available : Daily

Cheshire Oaks

The McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village at Cheshire Oaks is the largest in the McArthur Glen chain, offering great discounts of up to 50% on designer clothes. With over 120 shops to choose from and a wealth of eating options, this is a shopaholic's dream day out!

Available : Daily

Chester Folk Festival

Chester celebrates its folk heritage with concerts, workshops and children's events, featuring many local and national folk performers. The fun takes place in the village of Kelsall, about eight miles from the city.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)


Erddig house and estate are set in a huge woodland country park just outside Wrexham. This fully furnished 18th-century house offers visitors a unique insight into servants' lives during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Available : Mar - Nov 2013; not Thu or Fri (various dates)

Erddig Apple Festival

The annual Erddig Apple Festival is held in the leafy gardens of Erddig in Wrexham. It celebrates the apple harvest with cider tasting, apple bobbing, floral and fruit displays, live music and the opportunity to sample and purchase the produce.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is held annually in the picturesque Sefton Park. Over 60 of the city's bars and restaurants showcase and sell their specialities, while there is also live music, cookery demonstrations and appearances by celebrity chefs.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Bonfire Night Fireworks Displays

Fireworks explode to music during Liverpool's spectacular Bonfire Night events, which take place at Sefton Park, Walton Hall Park and Newsham Park. Up to 100,000 people come from all over the city and the surrounding area to enjoy the displays.

Available : Nov 2008 (annual)

Africa Oyé

The sounds of Africa hit Liverpool's Sefton Park each summer during the Africa Oyé festival. This showcase of live African and Caribbean music presents world-class artists and is the UK's major African music event.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Lark Lane Farmers' Market

The Lark Lane Farmers' Market comes to the Sefton Park area of Liverpool each month. Stalls line the street, selling a range of locally produced vegetables, organic meat and poultry. You'll also find pies, cakes, preserves and handmade crafts.

Available : Sat only

National Wildflower Centre

The National Wildflower Centre spreads across Court Hey Park in Knowsley, Liverpool. It has a working garden nursery, a play area for kids and interactive wildflower exhibitions, while the modern building houses a rooftop walkway, café and conservatory.

Available : Mar - Aug 2013 (annual)

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is the biggest in the UK and has the highest Gothic arches in the world. Built by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the early 20th century, the spectacular building is a living church and used for daily worship.

Available : Daily

60 Hope Street

60 Hope Street is a simply styled city centre restaurant located in an elegant Georgian building. In the main restaurant, the tables are dressed with fresh flowers and the menu includes dishes like roast Cumbrian venison and grilled fillet of sea bass. Save space for indulgent hot chocolate fondant or British and Irish cheeses.

Available : Daily; not Sun

The Magnet

Opened as The Magnet in 1998, this city centre bar and club has a relaxed mood and low lighting, attracting Liverpool's music lovers and arty types. You can expect jazz, soul, funk and rare groove from DJs and live bands.

Available : Daily

The Side Door

The Side Door is an ideal pre-theatre restaurant in Liverpool city centre, and is simply decorated in cream and red with wooden floors. The bistro's weekly changing menu places an emphasis on local produce, especially fresh fish straight from the boat. The chef is also renowned for English desserts like bread and butter pudding.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Chameleon Bar

One of the highlights of Liverpool's busy city centre bar scene, the contemporary Chameleon Bar is a place to let your hair down. Bar staff show off their cocktail-mixing skills and live music provides entertainment throughout the evening.

Available : Daily

Magical Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour takes Beatles fans on a bus trip around Liverpool visiting places associated with the Fab Four. Starting from Gower Street, Albert Dock, the tour visits Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields and ends at the Cavern Club.

Available : Daily

Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Theatre was opened in 1964 in a former 19th-century chapel in Liverpool city centre and became renowned for its pioneering theatre productions. Today, with the Playhouse, it presents plays by mostly local writers with several premières each year.

Available : Daily

The Zanzibar Club

Small, low-key and independent, Liverpool's Zanzibar Club has a reputation for promoting up-and-coming bands and staging a wide variety of eclectic club nights. Ever-changing wall murals and comfortable seating areas to sprawl in add to the underground feel.

Available : Daily


A chic hotspot in Liverpool's Albert Dock, Babycream is a contemporary restaurant, bar and nightclub with views over the water and DJs playing lounge music. The styling combines brick, slate and wood with soft sofa seating and curtains of lights.

Available : Daily

Alma de Cuba

Set in former St Peter's Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba is a fashionable Liverpool bar with a mezzanine restaurant and remaining elements of religious design. Sip a martini or mojito while enjoy Sunday Gospel Brunch or the weekend Brazilian dancers.

Available : Daily

Chinese New Year in Liverpool

Liverpool is home to one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe. Chinese New Year is celebrated in the streets around the Chinese Arch on Nelson Street, and 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story, in Liverpool's Albert Dock, traces the incredible tale of the four musicians and others that helped shape their musical destiny. The exhibition recreates a Sixties atmosphere, and presents personal testimonies of people who knew the band first-hand.

Available : Daily

Liverpool ONE

Modern Liverpool ONE shopping centre links the city centre with Albert Dock and is set over several levels, mostly outdoors. There's a good selection of high-street fashion stores, along with John Lewis department store, Tesco supermarket, restaurants and a cinema.

Available : Daily

Baa Bar

Famous for its selection of £1 shots, Liverpool's Baa Bar is a popular bar-cum-club near nightlife hot spot Concert Square. Upstairs you can chill out, hit the main dance floor or take a breather in the open-air courtyard.

Available : Daily

The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain

The annual International Guitar Festival of Great Britain attracts performers from all over the world. A plethora of guitarists perform in a wide variety of styles at the Pacific Road Arts Centre and venues around the Wirral.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

The Krazyhouse

Liverpool's Krazyhouse combines three rooms of indie, rock and dance music with plenty of cheap drinks and so attracts a lively crowd with plenty of students. Throw your best moves on the dance floor from Thursday to Saturday.

Available : Thu, Fri, and Sat only

Tate Liverpool

Highly acclaimed Tate Liverpool is the northern outpost of the Tate Gallery, opened in 1988. Bright white walls are lit by generous windows, looking out onto the water of the Albert Dock and high-profile temporary exhibitions complement those of the Tate's permanent collection.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool's Albert Dock showcases the city's seafaring history over the last two centuries with a myriad of themes. The museum's collections look at the international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including the city's role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration.

Available : Daily

The Egg Café

The Egg Café is located in a Liverpool city centre gallery with panoramic views of the city. Bohemian types meet here for exhibitions and vegetarian food. The daily changing menu might include veggie burgers, vegetable dahl or vegan shepherd's pie. There's no drinks license, but you can bring your own for a small corkage fee.

Available : Daily

International Slavery Museum

Based in the Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool's Albert Dock, the International Slavery Museum explores the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery. Exhibits address the slave trade's many legacies and relate stories of bravery and rebellion among the enslaved people.

Available : Daily

Bluecoat Display Centre

This Liverpool gallery is located inside the Queen Anne-style Bluecoat buildings, which date back almost 300 years. The Bluecoat Display Centre opened in 1959 to showcase the best in design, and today it still promotes leading and emerging craftspeople.

Available : Daily

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