Both Helen & Colin are Cestrians, and have a wealth of knowledge of this wonderful city. Talking to them is like having your own personal 'Concierge' on tap. With a list as long as their arm of where to explore, eat, play along with 'hidden gems' that can be found of the beaten track. The list is endless but here is a little taster:
The Roman City of Chester
Walking distance of 20 minutes to the epi-centre. Chester - old enough to make your spine tingle, yet young enough in spirit to be effortlessly fashionable. Small enough to explore easily on foot, but big enough to be wonderfully cosmopolitan.
A hop-on, hop-off bus tour plus walking tours for historic, ghostly haunts, or join a Roman patrol around Fortress Dewa.Chester and City Walls
The Chester and Walls Quest app is now available as a free download for iPhone,iPod Touch*, iPad* and Android devices.
Walls Quest is a new GPS game-based guide to Chester, challenging you to move around using the GPS map.
Download at www.explorethewalls.comChester Zoo
3 miles from Mitchells of Chester Chester Zoo is the UK's number one zoo, with over 7,000 animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered species on the planet.
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. We have reduced price tickets for this venue.River Dee
Just under half a mile from us. Take a walk along the river side, or even a trip on a boat. Taking in Chester's picturesque riverside and Grosvenor Bridge is highly recommended.Chester Racecourse
Just under half a mile from us, one of the most popular courses in the country. Chester races for an unforgettable race experience, for further information please click here
Located on 1 mile from us. Make sure you pay a visit to this 'must see attraction' that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Cathedral is a truly magnificent building and one that boasts the most complete medieval monastic complex still standing in the UK. For further information please click here
.Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
8 miles from Mitchells of Chester, McArthur Glen operates designer shopping outlets across Europe, partnering with a variety of retailers to bring shoppers discounted, quality goods. The Cheshire outlet is now so large it will take a whole day to get around. For further information please click here
Just over half a mile from us The Grosvenor Museum is Chester's biggest collection of local and international history. Discover 2000 years of life spread over three floors of a classic 19th century building. Special exciting exhibitions, activities and events are presented all year. For further information on the Museum please click here
Only 10 miles from Mitchells of Chester A 12th Century fortress, towering above the Cheshire Plain, with spectacular views. We have 'Buy one get one free' tickets for this venue. For further information please click here
Tatton Park plays host to a wide range of public events during the year. A National Trust property, it consists of the late Georgian mansion designed by Samuel Wyatt for William Egerton, a farm and old hall, within a 1000 acre deer park. For further information please click here
We have a 30% reduction on tickets for normal days at this venue, including free car entry (reductions do not apply on special event days).Blue Planet Aquarium
Take a journey from a trickling stream, down the river to the mighty sea and discover all the wild life on the way. Walk along the sea-bed and watch sharks, sting rays, many varieties of fish and eels glide overhead. Meet the latest visitor - a large Pacific Ocean octopus with a 2-metre spread of tentacles.
Find out more hereNess Botanical Gardens, Wirral
Ness Botanical Gardens provide a great day out for all ages and is guaranteed to mesmerise with the beauty, colour and variety of the gardens. A must-see place to visit in Cheshire during a short break, but a great starting point if you can stay for longer.Cheshire Military Museum
Celebrating 350 years of the Military in Cheshire. Exhibits show action in Africa (the Zulu wars), in Spain (alongside Sharpe ?); together with dug-outs in the First World War, followed by the Second World War and then service in Iraq and Afganistan.
Open most days for an entrance fee of £3.00.
for further information.Mid Summer Watch Parade - City Centre
One of the UK's oldest and most colourful festivals - a tradition reflecting500 years of the City's history.
21st and 22nd JuneNorthgate Festivals - City Centre
Now a staple of the summer, the Northgate Quarter Festivals return return to transform this historic area of the city into a riot of music, dance and art.
20th-22nd Junr; 6th july; 13th July; 20th July 27th Julywww.theatreinthequarter.co.uk
Costumed musical enactment of a soldier's farewell. to be performed at a railway station near you. In September :- 11th Ellesmere port; 14th Delamere; !9th Helsby; 22nd Blacon. See website for times.