Things to do in and around Chester

Chester’s attractions are on our doorstep.

We are surrounded by a fabulous range of attractions from the medieval charm of Chester to the tranquil delights of the Cheshire’s Gardens.

For guests seeking retail therapy, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, the biggest in the UK, is only 10 minutes drive away and for families we can offer discounted Chester Zoo tickets, the largest Zoo in the UK. The vibrant cities of Liverpool and Manchester offer great sporting, cultural and retail experiences.

Chester and Cheshire has such a diverse landscape from the rolling Cheshire Plain to formal parks and gardens; mountains to moorlands, there’s plenty to see and enjoy across our dramatic landscape. Through the seasons Cheshire’s gardens promise a kaleidoscope of colour whatever time of year you visit, so there is plenty to see and do.

The historic city of Chester is renowned for its Roman past where you can still walk the Roman Walls and see the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain. Within the city itself the buildings still retain their black and white timber appearance along with the Medieval ‘Rows’ two-tier shopping galleries unique to Chester.

What we recommend

Chester Zoo

With over 8,000 animals, in 110 acres of award-winning gardens Chester Zoo is a great day out for all the family.


Chester Races

Chester is home to the oldest racecourse in the UK and attracts big name horses, and jockey's, to meetings.


Oulton Park

A great day out whether you experience an exhilarating track day or watch the racing action from the comfort of the stands.


For more information about staying at Rowton Hall, or to make a booking, contact Reception on 01244 335 262