Keep an eye open for the annual Chester Regatta, a fantastic day of over 200 crews from over 20 clubs from across the UK. 

Just a stones throw from Rose Place you will find the River Dee. The 'Groves' is a paved promenade complete with bandstand, cafes, restaurants and public houses. It's the perfect place to unwind, take a stroll along the river bank, enjoy a relaxing river cruise or for the more energetic, hire a rowing boat, pedalow or motor boat.  


At the end of the promenade you will find Grosvenor Park. A historic park with beautiful gardens, a new children's playground and a charming miniature railway. On route make sure you explore the Roman Gardens. Here you will see a collection of building fragments from various parts of the Roman legionary fortress of Deva. 

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is one of the UK’s pre-eminent open air theatre companies and the only one of its kind outside London. It presents a mixed season of Shakespeare alongside new works this year including The Merry Wives of Windsor and the childhood classic Wind in the Willows. 


Alternatively, bring a blanket and few snacks (Rose Place even supplies a fully equipped picnic basket), your friends, family or your date for an enchanting night under the stars to enjoy Chester's Moonlight Flicks! Screenings take place throughout the summer at Chester’s Roman Gardens.



- Chester City Centre - 

Whether it’s a home-baked pie from a cosy country pub or a Michelin-starred dish at an award-winning restaurant, the range of quality venues serving fresh local produce is many and varied. 

In Chester you will find stores galore against a background of unique boutique finds and a vibrant cafe culture where outdoor dining and people watching go hand in hand. Here you can enjoy some of the best shopping and then go partying until dawn at one of the many glitzy wine bars or exclusive clubs.

- Open Air Entertainment - 

Explore the history of Chester at the fantastic Grosvenor Museum. Discover the Deva Roman Experience and join their public walking tour to experience Chester through the eyes of a Roman soldier. The sense of history combined with the unique covered walkways of the Rows and the peace of the cathedral and the riverside walks, ensure that any visit to Chester will be an unforgettable experience. 

- Eat, Drink, Shop - 

Each chapter of Chester's history is etched into the very fabric of the city. The City Walls, The Cathedral, The Rows, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Racecourse and the River Dee all play a part in the City's exciting tales of adventure. 


Standing proudly above the river Dee, Chester City has attracted visitors since the Roman occupation of Britain. The medieval walls encompass not only the city itself but also nearly 2000 years of history. Step inside one of the many shops, restaurants or pubs and you may well step back in time, finding yourself in a medieval crypt or a former meeting place for soldiers of the civil war. 

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- The River Dee - 

​From the breathtaking views of the Snowdonia Range in North Wales, the beautiful sights and smells of Ness Botanic Gardens, to the walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities in Delamere Forest, Chester is perfectly situated to allow fast and easy access to North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside within a fourty-five minute drive. 


Thought to be the oldest racecourse in the UK it's also the smallest with a one mile track. Racing at Chester Racecourse is staged over the summer months with fixtures taking place between May and September. During this 'season' Chester races run each month and are firmly engrained on the City's social calendar. Highlights include the prestigious Boodles May festival as well as Corbettsports Day in July and the season finale in September.


Rose place is situated just a two minute walk from Chester Racecourse so why not take in the atmosphere, place a bet or enjoy the fine dining at the racecourse's own Restaurant 1539. 

- Chester Racecourse - 

- Stretch Your Legs - 

- Chester Zoo - 

Fancy a fabulous day out with more than 12,000 amazing animals? Head over to Chester Zoo where you will find over 110 acres of award winning enclosures and gardens to explore.  There are over 400 species at the zoo including some of the most exotic and endangered animals in the world. 


Explore the recently opened 'Islands' of Chester Zoo, where you will find amazing tropical environments of South East Asia, Panay, Papua, Sumba and Sulawesi, as well as having an opportunity to explore the Islands from the Lazy River Boat Trip.