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Destination guide

Holiday lettings in Chester

The spectacular beauty and interesting culture of Chester make it the perfect spot for an unforgettable holiday experience. From historic sites that date back to Roman Legionnaires and Viking warriors, to eclectic shopping and dining, you’ll find endless opportunities for fun and excitement in Chester, and holiday lettings put you right in the centre of it all.

History

Heritage sites near Chester holiday homes

Chester’s many museums and historic sites are great for history buffs looking to learn more about Chester’s past. Holiday cottages can be found near locations like the Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls, a medieval structure from the Middle Ages, and Chester Roman Amphitheatre, an ancient Roman auditorium for sport and leisure activities. You could also visit the Chester Roman Gardens, an elegant garden space with ancient Roman city walls and ruins of fortresses, and the Chester Military Museum, an interactive history museum honouring the local armed forces.

Things to do

Activities near Chester holiday homes

Chester is home to fascinating cultural sites and museums that offer a glimpse into the past. Holiday homes can be found near the Chester Cathedral, a medieval building with a refectory cafe and tours, and Chester city walls, ancient Roman defensive walls built to protect the city from invaders. The Grosvenor Museum in Chester, a local and natural history museum with interesting artefacts and artwork, and the Eastgate and Eastgate Clock, a Victorian turret clock built above a Georgian arch, are also must-see attractions.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Chester

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Chester for its boating and jogging trails. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Chester has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chester Zoo (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Chester Golf Club (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Vicars Cross Golf Club (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Eaton Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Blue Planet Aquarium (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • The Ice Cream Farm (7 mi / 11.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Chester

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Chester. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chester Roman Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Grosvenor Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Delamere Forest (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Eastham Country Park (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Clarkes Gardens (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Port Sunlight Museum (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Chester

The nearest airport is in Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), located 10.3 mi (16.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Manchester (MAN), which is 28.3 mi (45.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Chester Station, Bache Station and Stanlow and Thornton Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How to get around

Transport to Chester holiday cottages

Local airports, motorway links, a railway network and bus services all run from other regions of Britain into Chester. Once there, you can use a hire car or taxis to travel around the area from your holiday rental. You may also find that you can walk from your holiday rental to nearby destinations to explore at your own pace and take in the scenery along the way.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Chester

Chester is a foodie haven due to its bounty of local produce and locally-produced meats and cheeses. From a home-baked pie in a cosy country pub to craft brews in a tavern, you’ll find a range of delightful local cuisine in Chester’s eateries. Enjoy the rich fare in quaint cafes, country-park delis and fine-dining restaurants near your holiday rental and experience the food culture of Chester.

Family friendly

Family fun near Chester holiday cottages

From unique zoos to fun-filled parks, Chester has plenty of kid-friendly attractions for learning and bonding with the kids. Holiday homes are available near places like the Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, an attraction with raptor demonstrations and hands-on experiences with falcons, and the Blue Planet Aquarium, an aquarium with an underwater tunnel and shark exhibits. The Chester Zoo, a large zoo park with colourful gardens and exotic animal exhibits, and the Dewa Roman Experience, an interactive museum with artefacts and antiquities of Rome and Britain, are also great places for kids.

Good for couples

Romance in Chester holiday homes

If you’re looking for a romantic holiday, the stunning landscape and array of beautiful architecture create the perfect atmosphere for sightseeing and exploring. Holiday homes are available near sites like the Wales Coast Path, a long-distance footpath along the coastline with wildlife and lush landscape, and Tatton Park, a Tudor hall with a neoclassical mansion, lavish gardens and a resident deer population. The Countess of Chester Country Park, a vast parkland with immaculate landscaping and wildflowers, and Minerva’s Shrine, a shrine and monument to the Roman goddess Minerva, are also great places to explore and bond.

How many holiday rentals are available around Chester?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 257 holiday lettings around Chester. From 123 cottages to 66 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Chester?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Chester:

  • Liverpool City Centre: 274 holiday homes
  • Ropewalks: 244 holiday homes
  • St George's Quarter: 244 holiday homes
  • Sefton Park: 39 holiday homes
  • Everton: 261 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Chester?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Chester. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Chester Cathedral: 1,034 holiday lettings
  • Chester Golf Club: 1,053 holiday lettings
  • Chester City Walls: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • Chester Racecourse: 1,049 holiday lettings
  • St Mary's Church - Handbridge: 1,051 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Chester listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Chester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 123 Cottages in Chester. Our other popular types of Chester holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 66 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 61 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 123 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Chester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 211 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Chester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.