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PremierLeague-News.Com- From an exciting visit to the zoo with the whole family, to a relaxing city cruise with friends, there’s something for everyone
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! If you want to enjoy the historic and vibrant city of Chester, but want to avoid the crowds, why not visit during the week? There’s no shortage of things to do and you could even save money while doing so. Hotel rates are also cheaper during the week, giving you all the more reason to visit. So, if you’re in need of some midweek inspiration, here are seven things to do in Chester. 1. Visit the animals at Chester Zoo Set across 128 acres of zoological gardens, 20,000+ animals - from elephants to penguins and giraffes - mean there is always something new to explore and discover at Chester Zoo. As well as being the UK’s most visited zoo, it is also a leading conservation and education charity committed to preventing extinction. You can save by visiting midweek as opposed to the weekend, and there are now also afternoon passes, allowing entry from 2pm and still giving you ample time to explore at a further discounted rate. The onsite pub and restaurant, The Oakfield, makes for some great dining in some serene surroundings also. 2. Set sail on the River Dee with ChesterBoat A firm favourite for visitors to the city, ChesterBoat offers a unique way to explore the city. Leaving from the promenade of the River Dee, you can set sail on a serene sightseeing cruise down the river and take in some of the best views of the city and surrounding landscape. You can enjoy daily half-hour cruises onboard one of ChesterBoat’s fleet of cushy liners or on selected dates take the leisurely two-hour Iron Bridge cruise, where you’ll sail even farther and explore more of the stunning surroundings that Chester has to offer. The boats all have a fully stocked bar, so you can sit back and relax with a range of beers, wines, fizz and spirits as you take in the views. 3. Explore Chester’s dark past with Sick to Death On the historic Rows and within the 16th-century St Michael’s Church, you’ll find Sick to Death – one of Chester’s latest historical attractions with some quirky interactive exhibitions and displays to explore the history of medicine in the city. Try performing your own autopsy, learn about the plague and plague doctors in Chester, or enter Diagnosis Alley – where you’ll have to avoid deadly diseases. Here, history comes to life in a truly weird and wonderful - and at times a little gross - way. It’s definitely not to be missed if you’re a fan of the macabre side of history! 4. Explore Chester by kayak or paddleboard One of the most striking features of the city is the River Dee running along the city’s edge - and is perfect for watersports such as kayaking and paddleboarding. With the Dee offering beautiful meandering flats, man-made waterfalls, and natural rapids, there’s something on offer for everyone, from pros to absolute beginners. You can take guided tours along the river in your choice of watercraft and will be instructed on how to use your kayak or paddleboard if required.
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. There’s also Stand Up Paddleboarding - your guide can take you on a three-hour excursion down the Dee on your paddleboard, giving tricks and tips along the way, letting you experience Chester from a whole new perspective. 5. Relax with afternoon tea at the Townhouse With charming 18th-century exteriors and Victorian architecture, The Townhouse offers a boutique experience. A stone's throw from gorgeous promenades along the River Dee, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea. It can be a chance to reconnect with friends, enjoy with family, or perhaps a quirky date idea. Expect delicate finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, and a sublime selection of teas, as well as freshly-ground coffee. You can also make it a sparkling afternoon tea, which includes a glass of fizz, or even an endless prosecco afternoon tea, so you can keep the prosecco flowing for an hour and a half. 6. Meet a real Roman with Roman Tours Chester was deemed by Professor Alice Roberts as the ‘most Roman’ city in the UK – and for good reason. You can still see the Roman foundations of the city’s walls - it’s home to the largest amphitheatre in the UK, and evidence of the Roman fort can be found in all types of places, including some shops. With Roman Tours, you will be guided by a friendly, knowledgeable and authentic Roman Centurion through Chester’s infamous Roman past. This is a unique experience where you’ll learn a lot and see the city in a new light, with your guide demystifying the Roman remains in the city. Chester is famous for these Roman tours and it’s a great chance to grab a selfie with a real Roman! 7. Shop and save at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Not far from the city centre and easily accessible by a regular bus, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is one for the shopaholics and those who love a bargain. There are over 140 designer and premium brands with everything from Vans to Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren, offering up to 60 per cent off RRP. You’ll also find a superb range of restaurants, with everything from Mowgli to Wagamama to keep you going. What’s more, the Under the Oak festival is coming which promises street food, bars and a rooftop terrace with live music to fully embrace the summer. You can now enjoy some real VIP perks by booking online, such as premium parking and an extra 10 per cent off at certain stores. To find out more about what Chester has to offer, check out Visit Chester’s website.