Duration
5 Days
Dates
15th May 2023
Price
From £519

Chester - Impressive Architecture and Rich History in the North of England

Visit Chester! Its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain's most popular destinations.  The ancient city is a truly breathtaking experience, known for its extensive Roman walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old Cathedral with Europe's finest example of medieval carvings - and of course the one and only 700 year old Rows galleries where shopping is a double delight with the Tudor-style half timber buildings.

Price is per person sharing a twin or double room and based on 30 passengers - 10 Singles at no supplement.

 

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    Walking Tour of Chester

    A guided walking tour of Chester will take you through the variated historical influences upon the city. Walk and discover Roman, Medeival, Georgian and Victorian influences - each will bring with it its own beauty! 

    Tatton Park - National Trust

    This National Trust site is one of the most complete historical estates the UK has to offer. Complete with a Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, deer park and lavish gardens there is certainly something for everyone. Tatton Park was named England's Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2014, bringing over 100 events to the public each year. 

    Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

    Ness Botanic Gardens

    Over 64 acres of picturesque gardens are waiting for you to discover them. In May,  Rhododendrons in the Pinewoods are in flower. Bluebells appear along with spectacular displays of colour. Visit the Botanic Kitchen Cafe to indulge in delicious local produce whilst taking in your stunning surroundings.

    Llangollen Railway

    A Heritage Railway Site, the Llangollen Railway follows the River Dee for 10 miles through the Dee Valley. Located within an Area of Natural Beauty, the railway will provide stunning scenery as you travel along the track. Each station along the track is of classic Victorian design. Make sure you get a souvenir at the quaint shops along the track to take home with you!

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    11 miles of impressive canal spans two countries, with canals, aqueducts, tunnels and viaducts. The World Heritage Site has been proclaimed 'a masterpiece of creative genius' by UNESCO. The whole length of the site has also been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument of National Importance, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    RHS Bridgewater

    Visit Salford and enjoy a day out at these stunning botanical gardens. The site dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria, and the stunning 156 acre RHS garden is in the Heart of the North West. An array of gardens are waiting to be discovered, complete with woodland and lakes.

    All the above excursions are suggested

  • Your Holiday Includes

    • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
    • Hotel accommodation
    • All rooms ensuite
    • Private coach travel
    • Services of an experienced driver throughout your stay
    • Cancellation Refund Policy
  • Hotel Details

    The Queen at Chester, Best Western Premier Collection (Chester)

    Built opposite Chester station to serve first-class rail passengers, The Queen at Chester Hotel, BW Premier Collection has an illustrious past.  This magnificent brick and stucco Italianate building was said to be the first skyscraper of its time, and you'll be following in the footsteps of some rather famous guests with a stay here. Since opening in 1860, it's hosted none other than Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes and Lillie Langtry, to name but a few.  The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Chester. Here you can browse the boutiques of The Rows, a unique two-tiered shopping gallery, tour the magnificent medieval cathedral or see the ruins of the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain.  Each floor is dedicated to a country, with every suite named after a king of that nation. All 221 bedrooms have superfast fibre optic Wi-Fi, satellite TV and 24-hour room service.  When you're not relaxing in your room, enjoy a drink in one of the exquisite Victorian lounges or take arty photos on the sweeping four-storey staircase.

  • Dates

    15th May 2023

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