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Coach Holidays to Chester

Search for coach holidays to Chester and find discounted coach trips to Chester from departure points near you. Chester coach trips are available throughout the year from local departure points across the UK with leading coach operators and provide a cost effective method of visiting this beautiful city. We have a selection of great coach holidays to Chester in 2016 from all the leading Coach Operators including Leger, Shearings, Crusader & Alfa Travel. We have a range of coach holidays to Chester from short and weekend breaks to longer tours that take in Chester as part of wider travel plans. With over 500 local departure points and the best prices we are sure to have a coach holiday to Chester that matches your taste and budget so either use the search form or give us a call and see how we can make your 2016 coach trip to Chester as memorable as possible.

Coach trips to Chester are popular as there is much to see and do in and around the city.

Coach holidays to Chester

Chester History

Chester was a city founded by the Romans in AD79 and is located in Cheshire, close to the border of Wales. It was granted city status in 1541. The major tourist attraction in Chester is the Cathedral, which dominates the landscape view. Most of Chester's architecture is based on the Victorian era, with many buildings being modelled on the Jacobean half-timbered style, designed by John Douglas, and on Eastgate is Eastgate Clock, which is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.


Places of interest/attractions in Chester

Coach holidays to Chester provide the opportunity to visit a wide range of attractions and places of interest.

Chester Walls

The city wall in Chester featured the most completed circuit in Britain, and is one of the highlights of the city, so why not take a walk on the wall for some amazing views.

Eaton Hall

Eaton Hall is the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, and they only open their gardens 3 times a year, in order to raise funds for charity.

The River Dee

The River Dee runs through Chester. Eat or drink in some of the riverside cafes or bars; walk along the river or explore Chester by water by taking a cruise or hiring your own boat! In Chester the canal passes through a deep cutting alongside the city's Roman walls, and is popular with pleasure boaters.

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral, located in the city of Chester, is the mother church of the Church of England and a major tourist attraction. The cathedral and the former monastic buildings, to the north of the cathedral, are listed Grade I buildings. Although the heritage site may have been used for Christian worship in Roman times, Chester Cathedral, formerly know as St Werburgh's abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, dates between 1093 and the early 16th century. All the main styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, can be seen in the building. The cathedral and monastic buildings were involved in a major makeover during the 19th century, extensively restored during the 19th century, and a free-standing bell-tower was added in the 20th century. Since 1541, the cathedral has been the centre of worship, ceremony, music and administration for the city and diocese.

Roman Ampitheatre

The Roman Amphitheatre in Chester is the largest uncovered amphitheatre in the UK. In a partnership between English Heritage, Cheshire West and Chester Council a top team of experts are uncovering new results which add to the story of Chester and the knowledge of roman history.

The Grosvenor Park

The Grosvenor Park is situated next to the River Dee. It is well worth visiting the Victorian park, especially in the spring or summer months, because of the colourful bedding displays and beautiful trees. Take a ride on the miniature railway, the children will love it!

Chester Races

Chester is well-known for its races. The race course is situated in the heart of Chester It's a perfect place for a day out, it will be an amazing experience.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is situated near to the city of Chester. It is a popular attraction with 1.4 million visitors every year. The Zoo has more than 7000 animals, and that's not all; it has award-winning gardens too.

Grosvenor Museum

If you are interested in the history of Chester, why not visit the Grosvenor Museum. The museum has two exhibition galleries, an impressive collection of silver, and a collection of Roman tombstones. During the visit you get an impression of the geology and national history of Chester.

Cheshire Military Museum

The Cheshire Military Museum is another interesting museum in Chester. In this museum, you can learn more about the men of the regiments of Cheshire, their families and their community.

The Rows

Chester has lots of shops, including the famous black and white buildings of The Rows. You will find The Rows at Northgate Street, East Gate Street, Bridge Street and Watergate Street. The Rows are a system of walkways, where you can find galleries above the shops at street levels. So whether you are looking for boutiques, designer stores or the modern shopping mall, Chester has it all.

Eastgate Clock

Eastgate Clock, which was designed by Chester architect John Douglas, is a prominent landmark and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben. The original Eastgate was guarded by a timber tower which was replaced by a stone tower in the 2nd century, and this in turn was probably replaced in the 14th century. The present gateway, which dates from 1768, is a three-arched sandstone structure and carries the walkway forming part of Chester city walls. In 1899 a clock, with a clock face on all four sides, was added to the top of the gateway to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. The whole structure, gateway and clock, was listed on 28 July 1955 by English Heritage, as a Grade I listed building.

The Cruise

Visit 'The Cruise' if you want to explore the night life. The Cruise features 6 themed areas: Manhattan Disco (dance), Moskva (bar), Svenska (dance), Bangkok (bar), Puerto Banus (bar) and Cool Britannia (bar). It's the perfect place for a night out. Please note there is a strict dress code for all areas of The Cruise.

Special Events in Chester in 2016

If you are considering a coach holiday or coach trip to Chester in 2016 the following are a selection of events taking place in Chester throughout the year. If you are interested in attending these events search for your coach trip to Chester around these dates.

Cheese Rolling Championships Monday 30 May 2016
Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 26th - 28th March 2016
Chester Folk Festival Friday 27th - Monday 30th May 2016
Chester Midsummer Watch Parade Late June 2016
Chester Summer Music Festival 8th - 18th June 2016

Whenever you choose a coach holiday or coach trip to Chester you are sure to find plenty to see and do. If you cannot find a suitable coach trip to Chester contact us and let our experienced coach holiday operators help you find your perfect coach holiday.
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