Chester Short Break
Chester, Cheshire, England
- Chester's choice
There's plenty to do in the city – see the ruined Roman amphitheatre or visit famous Chester Zoo.
- Hallmark Hotel The Queen
Stay opposite the railway station and you won't have to venture far to see the best of Chester.
- Shopping medieval style
Peruse the shops of Chester's unique 'double-decker' Rows – there's nothing like them anywhere else in the world.
- The clock on Eastgate Street
This famous wrought-iron clock and brick arch marks the original gateway to the Roman fortress that Chester developed from.
- The Roman walls
Walk the length of Chester's Roman walls which form a two-mile perimeter around the city.
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- All breakfasts and more
Roman walls, medieval Rows, Tudor houses and fabulous shopping...
Just oozing with historic charm, the jumble of half-timbered buildings that characterise Chester scream of the Tudor period. An included guided walk will introduce you to them, along with many other nearby attractions you can visit during your stay here. Chester began life as a Roman fortress, and the walls that defended it have grown over the centuries and now almost completely encircle the city's historic core. Stroll along their length, enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the curious 'double-decker' arcades of the Chester Rows, visit the imposing cathedral, or see the ruined Roman amphitheatre. You've also got famous Chester Zoo, plenty of great shopping and a vibrant cafe culture right on your doorstep. There's plenty to see outside the city too, from medieval castles to Tudor manor houses, plus Liverpool is only 20 miles up the road!
- All breakfasts and dinner on your first night
- Guided walking tour
- Wi-Fi at the hotel
- Porterage at your hotel
- Cancellation rights
Hallmark Hotel The Queen, City Rd, Chester CH1 3AH
Located right opposite the railway station, the Hallmark Hotel The Queen 4-star hotel has plenty of Victorian charm with swish contemporary touches.
There are 221 rooms. Saga guests stay in Queen Classic rooms.
Treat yourself to an upgrade: For a supplement you can upgrade to an Executive, Superior or Kings room for more contemporary design and features.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
All your breakfasts are included, as well as dinner on the first night. At the hotel you'll find King's Grill and Cocktail Bar, the Albert Lounge – great for afternoon tea – and the Waiting Room Bar where you can enjoy snacks and light refreshments.
As the hotel is just minutes away from the city centre, there are plenty of places to eat nearby – whether you're after Michelin star cuisine or a simple afternoon tea. Michael Caines and Marco Pierre White both have restaurants in the city. Or if you like to venture a little further afield, it won't be hard to find a rustic country pub.
The hotel has a convenient location directly opposite Chester railway station and just a few minutes' walk from the Roman walls and the historical attractions. Enjoy a spot of shopping at the curious 'double-decker' Chester Rows or pick up a bargain at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre. Find your bearings with a stroll along the city walls and head to the centuries-old cathedral. You could even have a fun day out at Chester Zoo. Outside the city there's still plenty to discover, including the medieval Beeston Castle which sits high on a rocky crag, and the elegant Tudor manor of Speke Hall. Plus, Liverpool is only 20 miles up the road.
Walking tour of Chester
Join an expert local guide for a walking tour of Chester on the morning of day two.
Included on 3 nights itinerary