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gardens, great apes and more; chilling in Chester by Andrew
you’re searching for a fun, relaxing, yet inspiring family holiday destination
for your next holiday or even thinking ahead to Christmas or next summer,
the answer might be closer than you think.
|Rather than jetting off
on environmentally destructive, costly and frankly stressful flights to
some far-flung ‘beauty spot’ (often with other tourists as far as the eye
can see), why not explore the wealth of picturesque scenery, fascinating
history and fun attractions here in the UK?
There are many delightful
destinations to choose from – the historic walled city of Chester, which
is situated within easy travelling distance of both London and the North,
is just one great example.
You’ll never be stuck for
something to see and do in Chester. For example, give the kids a unique,
open-air history lesson around the famous Roman amphitheatre and settlements,
the ancient cathedral,
Gothic town hall and half-timbered
medieval Rows; or enjoy a day at the races, romantic walks along the River
Dee, the gorgeous woods and surrounding countryside; or a visit to Cheshire
Farm where, between the fresh home-made ice cream parlour, llama petting
and falconry displays, children should be in seventh heaven!
the more macabre youngster, there are naturally hundreds of tales of wandering
spirits and disturbing apparitions in these ancient surroundings, and several
ghost-hunting walks and tours in the evenings will take you on a thrilling
journey into the heart of what claims to be England’s most haunted city.
|If you’re into photography,
or just enjoy beautiful, calm locations for your long and winding strolls,
then check out Cholmondeley Castle Gardens which include some 500 acres
of stunning scenery, rose and rare flower gardens, two lakes and a hedge
maze to keep younger children occupied. A walk around the well-preserved
city walls (the total circuit is around two miles) also affords some fantastic
views down into the city and a great insight into its long and varied history.
Chester is also home to the
UK’s largest zoo, so animal lovers should definitely not miss the chance
to visit the largest colony of chimpanzees in Europe along with over seven
thousand other animals.
There’s even more to see
throughout the year as Chester plays host to various seasonal events including
an open-air cycle of medieval mystery plays dating back to the fifteenth
century with pageants and parades, a continental Christmas market with
music, film, food and drink, and the forthcoming Literature Festival which
boasts the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, as a patron.
Chester is well situated
at the hub of several main roads and is easily reached by rail or road
from the north and south. It’s only 40 minutes by train from Liverpool,
or about an hour from Manchester. You’ll find a warm welcome – and spooky
stories – at the many picturesque and luxurious hotels in Chester and the
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Located on the edge of Chester
with panoramic views of the city and Welsh hills, the Crowne Plaza is within
2 kilometres from the train station. The hotel is also close to Roman walls,
amphitheatre and Chester Cathedral. Most of the rooms offer stunning views
of the famous Chester Racecourse and the Welsh hills. Overlooking
the racecourse and also offering panoramic views of the Welsh hills, the
onsite Silks Restaurant serves a selection of traditional home cooked wholesome
dishes using the finest ingredients. In addition, the Silk Lounge is an
ideal place to sit back and sip a drink. A fully equipped gymnasium
and swimming pool are also available onsite for health conscious guests.
By Hilton Chester
In Chester's Hoole neighborhood,
this hotel is close to St Paul's Church and Chester Zoo. Also nearby are
Chester Cathedral and Grosvenor Museum. This 4.0-star Chester property
features beauty services. There is a business center on site. Doubletree
by Hilton Chester has a restaurant. 24-hour room service is available.
The staff can arrange currency exchange. Additional amenities include a
concierge desk, laundry facilities, and multilingual staff. Guestrooms
have flat-panel televisions with cable television channels.
New Blossoms Hotel Chester
This Chester hotel is close
to Eastgate Clock, Roman Amphitheatre, and Newgate. Also nearby are Chester
Cathedral and Grosvenor Museum. Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel has a restaurant
and a bar/lounge. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning.
24-hour room service is available. The property offers meeting rooms for
small groups. Business amenities at this 4.0-star property consist of conference
rooms and banquet facilities. The staff can arrange wedding services. Macdonald
New Blossoms Hotel has 67 guestrooms.
Craxton Wood Hotel Chester
From the idyllic setting
to a warm Northern welcome, you will be guaranteed a magical stay at the
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Chester. The hotel is situated on 27
acres of countryside and is 10 kilometres from the centre of Chester.
All the rooms are large, modern, and decorated in warm autumnal colours,
along with complete facilities provided. The on-site restaurant holds
the reputation of serving one of the most delicious cuisines in the region,
which the guests are sure to enjoy and remember.At your free time you can
utilise the fitness centre and the luxurious swimming pool.
The hotel provides a luxury
of facilities and amenities at your disposal. Ramada Hotel Chester
is just a short drive from the fascinating and historic city of Chester
and is easily accessible to many important places of interest. Each
of the 126 hotel rooms have modern facilities to make your stay a pleasant
one. The Arts Restaurant, famous for the Arts Signature dishes provides
the perfect setting for relaxing at the end of the day. Enjoy a drink in
the friendly surroundings of Arts Bar with friends. You can also
utilise the fully equipped gymnasium, indoor heated pool, sauna and spa
bath in at the on-site health club.