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Tel code: 01244 | code search
Postcode: CH1 | code search
Population: 120000
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"The tables are sticky and the staff are terrible and unfriendly especially the doormen. I was brutally thrown out by the bald door man for nothing at all. I was accused ..." More

Bar 6t9
"great night , good music and staff very welcome . even though i am straight we all had such a good time . Alan on the door is well fit ..." More

Dewa Roman Experience
"We bought two adorable guinea pigs from here last summer. After looking at several other places we found this pet shop the best. The staff were very helpful and knew ..." More

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"Arriving at the Chester by train and the first thing that greets you is its marvellous Victorian station located in the city – its certainly a stiff walk up City ..." More

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Chester lies on a wide bend of the River Dee in the North West of England, close to the border with Wales and around 32 miles from Manchester. Probably most famous as a Roman Walled City there is still much of the Roman remains left to attract visitors worldwide. Whilst Chester lies at the Western extreme of the County the City remains the administrative centre for Cheshire. The City of Chester houses a modest population of around 120,000 people but particularly during the summer months and in the period before Christmas visitors can swell the local population to around half a million. Historically Chester missed out on the Industrial Revolution as it was by that time no longer an important port or the site of raw materials, however Chester has always been a popular market place for produce grown in the surrounding area and secondly for the goods and services that the City provided by the City traders. Today as a County Town it is hardly surprising that many professional practices including law firms, auctioneers and accountants thrive and contribute to the City’s growth. Chester benefits from a well developed retail sector which is concentrated in the historic City centre. What adds to the character of this City are the unique Chester Rows – these are a system of walkways that form continuous covered galleries running above the shops at street level. They are seen in all four main streets in the City Centre so there are shops at two levels. Originally they can be traced back to the late 13th / early 14th century and have been re-built and altered over the intervening centuries. Chester has a great deal more to offer than shopping, throughout the in the surrounding villages there are numerous bars and restaurants as well as hotels to suit every pocket. There is a particularly varied pub, club and restaurant scene within the City which ranges from lively student bars where there is often live music to some of the best five star restaurants to be found in the UK.


Benson Flynn & Co
Champion Accountants
Copplestone Unsworth & Co
Durwen Corporate Finance
Ellis & Co Accountants
Hargreaves & Woods Chartered Accountants


Cheshire Military Museum
Chester Boat
Chester Castle and Agricola Tower
Chester Cathedral
Chester Guided Walking Tours
Chester Visitor Centre
Chester Zoo
Dewa Roman Experience
Grosvenor Museum
Mouldsworth Motor Museum
Roman Amphitheatre
Roman Gardens
Roman Tours
Stanley Palace

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Alexandra House *book online*
Bawn Lodge *book online*
Chester Backpackers *book online*
Innkeepers Lodge *book online*
Premier Inn Chester Central North *book online*
Premier Inn Chester Central South East *book online*
Premier Inn Chester City Centre *book online*
Travelodge Chester Central *book online*


Birchbank Farm Camp Site
Chester Southerly Caravan Park
Thornleigh Park Farm

Caravan Park

Astbury Villa Caravan Park
Chester Fairoaks Caravan Club Site
Chester Southerly Caravan Park
Manor Wood Country Caravan Park
Netherwood Adults Touring Site
Oakfield Cottage
Parkfields Farm Caravan Site

Care Home

Birch Heath Lodge
Florence Grogan House
Lauren Court Care Centre
The Pinetum Nursing Home


Chester Cathedral
Crewe-by-Farndon Methodist Chapel
St John the Baptist
St Werburgh RC


Cineworld Chester


Dance - Aspirations
Yoga - yogawithseema


Bar 6t9
Level Two
RB’s Night Club
The Platinum Lounge

Conference Centre

Regus House


Chester City Council


Bank House Dental Practice

Blacon Dental Clinic
Johnson & Whitehouse
Mouth Matters
Northgate Dental Health
Smiles By Design
Wellness Dental Clinic


City Walls Medical Centre
Hoole Road Surgery
Northgate Medical Centre
Saughall Village Surgery
Western Avenue Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Adams Thomas C
Beresford Adams Commercial
Humphreys of Chester
Passion For Property
Reeds Rains Estate Agents

Golf Club



Health and Fitness Club

Dragons Health Club
LA Fitness
Reviva Health Clubs for Women
Sebastian Coe Health Club
Total Fitness
Transition Health Club


Chester Backpackers
Dene Hotel


George and Dragon
Pheasant Inn
Pied Bull Hotel
Stafford Hotel
White Horse Inn
Ye Olde Kings Head


Chester Market
Saughall Ethical Food Market

Performing Arts

Alexander's Jazz THeatre
Chester Cathedral Choir

Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
Gateway Theatre

Pub and Bar

Albion Inn
Bear & Billet
Bridge Inn
Castra Brasserie & Bar
Commercial Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Cross Foxes
Faulkner Bar & Kitchen
Holiday Inn Chester South
Liverpool Arms
Marlborough Arms
Oak (The)
Oddfellows Arms
Old Harkers Arms
Pheasant Inn
Red Lion
Ring O’ Bells

Slug and Lettuce
The Oaklands
Watergate Inn
Ye Gardeners Arms


Chester Race Company Limited


Albion Inn
Bear & Billet
Bella Italia
Blackhouse Grill
Bollicini Restaurant & Bar
Broxton Hall Hotel
Castra Brasserie & Bar
Chester Grosvenor and Spa
Chez Jules
Ciro’s Brasserie
Commercial Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
ConvivIo Bar & Restaurant
Dos Americas
Est Est Est
Faulkner Bar & Kitchen

Fiesta Havana
Francs Bistro
Got Wine
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa
Holiday Inn Chester South
Junction (Chester)
La Cantina
Michael Caines Restaurant
Moules A Go-Go
Oak (The)
Old Harkers Arms
Pheasant Inn
Restaurant 1539
Ring O’ Bells
Shanghai Restaurant
Siam Thai Restaurant
Slug and Lettuce
Sushi Bar (The)
The Living Room - Chester


Abbey Gate College
Abbey Gate School
Boughton St Paul’s Nursery & Infant School
Dee Banks School
Hammond School
King's School
Millview Primary School
Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School
St James C of E Junior School
The Firs School
The Queen's School


Chester Walls View
Lane Cottages
No.1 Earls Villas
Racecourse Penthouse
The Kings at the Queen
Wharton Lock Apartment

Wharton Lock Apartment


Aaron & Partners Ltd
Amanda Shannon Solicitors
Hill Dickinson
Hillyer Mckeown
Kelsall & Co
Meridian Legal Services
Oliver & Co
Richard C Hall & Partners
Storrar Cowdry
Walker Smith Way


4 Ace Cars
Abbey Chauffeur Hire
Chester Licensed Taxis
Chester Minibus
Chester Radio Taxis
Chester Taxi CSM Private Hire
Chester Travel
Coach Hire Chester

Mini Bus Hire Chester
Oakleigh Travel


Alexander's Jazz THeatre
Gateway Theatre
Tip Top Productions

Tour Guide

Evan Evans Tours


Manor Court Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Chester (Women's Hockey)
Chester (Men's Hockey)
Chester and Ellesmere Port Eels VC (Volleyball)
Chester City Football Club (Football)
Chester RC (Cycling)
Chester RUFC (Rugby Union)
City of Chester Swimming Club (Swimming & Diving)
Deva Judokwai (Martial Arts)
Pink Collar Boxing (Boxing)
Tattenhall CC (Cricket)
Tattenhall Runners (Athletics)
Ten Pin (Bowling)

West Cheshire Athletic Club (Athletics)


Bookland & Co Ltd
Choice Flowers
The Cheshire House Company
Early Learning Centre
La Senza
Grosvenor Garden Centre
Roots N Shoots Garden Centre & Nursery
The Cheese Shop
The Granary
F & D Richards Ltd
Pets At Home Ltd
Contact Pets
Austin Reed
Whittard of Chelsea
Gieves and Hawkes
Field & Trek
Saughall Pharmacy

Swettenham Chemist Ltd
J D Siddall
Shoe Collection
Alec Edwards
Chester Fair Trading
J D Sports
Carphone Warehouse
Corser & Clynch Ltd
The Watergate Street
The Arc Contemporary
Weaver Gallery
Onset Contemporary Art
Majestic Wine
Reid Furniture
Horsey Chick clothing
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
All Saints
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Barratt Shoes
Fat Face
Disney Store
T K Maxx
Crabtree and Evelyn
White Stuff
Phase Eight
Chateau de sable
Boda Bridal
Barritts Linen Shop
Olio & Farina
Vom Fass
Chester Golf Centre
Icon Hair
Smile Hair Salon
Christopher Thomas Hairdressing
Hugo Boss
Jason Howard Photography
Chester Beer & Wine
River Island
The Entertainer


Richard Nicholson of Chester
Shackladys Antiques
O'Keeffe Antiques & Interiors
KD Antiques
The Antiques Shop
Moor Hall Antiques


Chester Quasar(Adventure)
Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)

Places to Stay near Chester

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Grosvenor Place Guest House (0.12 miles)

Grosvenor Place Guest House
Grosvenor Place is an attractive three-storey Georgian town-house within the City Walls of Chester. It is run by owners Russell and Anne Lyons. ... More | visit website
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Dragonfly (0.13 miles)


Hip meets history in our stunning Georgian grade II listed townhouse just steps away from the famous racecourse, historic attractions and Chester's fashionable shops, bars and fine restaurants.Dragonfly blends contemporary furnishings in a stunning period ... More | visit website

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Crowne Plaza Chester (0.15 miles)

Crowne Plaza Chester

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The Crowne Plaza Chester is situated within the walls of the historic and beautiful city.
The 160-bedroom, non-smoking hotel offers a contemporary restaurant and bar offering a diverse menu. The hotel has ... More

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Oddfellows (0.16 miles)


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Oddfellows Hall on Chester’s Lower Bridge Street is a spectacular 17th Century Georgian manor house which we’ve renovated to give it back its character and grandeur; and some. Outside, there’s ... More

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Chester Grosvenor and Spa (0.28 miles)

Chester Grosvenor and Spa

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Built in 1865, The Chester Grosvenor and Spa is situated in the centre of historic Chester close to the Roman Walls, Chester Cathedral and the famous Eastgate Clock.

Elegant and luxurious, ... More

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Pied Bull Hotel (0.32 miles)

Pied Bull Hotel

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The Pied Bull is situated within the walls of the historic Roman city of Chester. Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in Chester, the pub dates from 1155 and ... More

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Racecourse Penthouse (0.33 miles)

Racecourse Penthouse

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Luxury 2 bedroom Penthouse Apartment on 2 floors (sleeps Maximum 4). Located right next to the famous Chester Rodee Racecourse, within five minutes walk to the City centre. Everything about ... More

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Blossoms Hotel (0.33 miles)

Blossoms Hotel

The Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, located in the heart of the city of Chester, just off the main shopping street, and only a short walk from Chester's famous race course, provides you with the perfect ... More | visit website

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Chester Walls View (0.33 miles)

Chester Walls View

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Visited by the Duke of Gloucester in 1985 this stunning 1 bed roomed Ground Floor Unit is an experience for those wanting piece and quiet with the true Georgian architecture ... More

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Travelodge Chester Central (0.35 miles)

Travelodge Chester Central is located 0.5 mile from Chester Train Station, 26 miles from Liverpool Airport, and close to many of Chester's attractions including: Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral Grosvenor Museum, Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium, ... More | visit website

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