What to do in Chester and surrounding area?
you could do go ape at delamere, the crocky trail, or go to llandegla, plenty of spa hotels etc zoo is good, bit of retail at Cheshire oaks, plenty of walking on the sandstone trail, beeston castle, ice cream farm at tattenhall, loads to keep you occupied for a weekend.Posted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
Non biking: The city walls, roman ampitheatre, The Zoo, blue planet aquarium. I once did a ghost walk when i lived there and it was fun as it included some history and the city walls, but not sure if they still do them.
biking – Llandegla, Delamere
relaxing – theres tons of old pubs to try and the grosvenor for lunch as a little midday treat would help empty wallets. The Arkle restaurant would empty credit cards at evening dinner time.
Enjoy, nice city.Posted 4 years ago
the crocky trail
Aggghhhhh – half a mile from me 🙂
Just be warned that it’s fairly lethal with numerous broken arms etc. It used to be free but the Ed Wally, local famer who set it up, started having to pay so much in insurance that he had to charge.
He’s a massive character that also has a good micro-brewery as well as running his farm and the trail. He used to run the village fete which is pretty epic – last one we went to there was a jet dragster doing static engine runs, a motorx display loads of games, massive beer tent and a band in the evening. Unfortunately he spat the dummy after a resident sued him after her child broke their arm on the ‘slide’ that he brought over from the trail – 30′ high with the first 10′ actually a vertical drop!!
So it’s all good but if you want a slightly less dangerous trail you could do the one at Manley Mere which specialises in getting everybody 100% soaking wet and muddy – ’tis pretty good.
All the above suggestions are good. We did the city tour bus a couple of years ago and it was surprisingly good. It’s amazing what you learn even though you’ve lived somewhere all your life!Posted 4 years ago
You could even do a boat ride on the river but watch out my eldest daughter are her steering skills on the single scull are iffy at best!
Play dodge the tourist thew ones standing in the middle of the pavement , walls with a camera,taking endless what they think are artistic shots,
Dodge the drunks on the cross, in the subways, and around the walls,
Watch the tourist run when they hear the roman soldier shout and gangs of school children follow him and shout as well.
Count all the empty boarded up shops, extra points for ones with bailiff notices in the window.
Spot the security guards and Parking attendants, who while doing an excellent job, think sometimes theyre stalking major criminals or wild animals.
Visit Primark, at weekends it seemms as if the whole population has a Primark bag, excellent value stuff.
Visit LLandegla and delamere if you have bikes, Delamere if walking round,the river dee and groves,the roodee,the city walls,grosvenor park next to the river,LLangollen for a steam railway, just down the road from LLandegla,Posted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
Shoot Welsh people with a bow and arrow. (perfectly legal)
Mackems right, apparently there was some law that lets english people shoot the welsh with a bow and arrow if within the city walls or some other such nonsense.
Personally I think it was a made up myth for the tourist by a drunk guide, but it was stated on the ghost tour we did.
EDIT: clearly you dont really want to try it.. the welsh would never forgive ya and might stop you using their rather wonderful trails! oh yes and I think the old bill might want a word too.Posted 4 years agokonagirlMember
For a day in Chester: see the walls, the central streets with ‘The Rows’, visit the Roman Amphitheatre and walk down Souters Lane to the river front if its nice. I think there are a number of shops that still allow you into the basements to see the Roman baths / ventilation system and medieval caverns, see here.
If it’s wet, the Blue Planet aquarium and Cheshire Oaks, and the Zoo are close by. There are a couple of spa hotels in the city and plenty of golf course & spa hotels to the south & east of Chester. The Grosvenor and Carden Park is probably the most famous.
For outdoorsy (as well as those places already suggested) within 30 mins drive you can walk up Moel Famau or walk to Hilbre Island from West Kirby if the tides are well-timed.Posted 4 years ago
Oh the ic e cream factory on the A41 towards Whitchurch, nice food,10 %off for all cyclists, just tell them youre a cyclist, freindly staff etc,nice scenery.
Beeston Castle same area, huge hill with a castle onthe top, steep hill to walk up,and admission charge.
River dee cycle route return via millenium route route 56 sustransd trails all off orad if with bikes.Bioth from the city centre.
Chester museum, small and nice,
Some city centre parking is free after 3-00pm in the car parks check signage.
The bike factory, the edge and specialized concept stores all on Boughton just a few mins walk from the city centre, nice bikes cheap prices and freindly staff,
Cheshire oaks for shopping and a bog bike shop opposite, cant remember the name with free parking.Posted 4 years ago
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