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The Weather in Chester
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. On average, the warmest month is July. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Chester, with temperatures going under 37° The wettest month is December with 25 rainy days on average. On the contrary, there is an average of only 15 rainy days in March, which is the driest month.
Experience History and Fun with a Chester Vacation Rental
One of the more picturesque cities in the United Kingdom, Chester boasts nearly 2,000 years of history, including that relating to the Romans and the English Civil War. Located in the north-west of England, close to the border with Wales, Chester is noted for its charming buildings, extensive green spaces, and popular tourist attractions. These include Chester Zoo, great shopping along ‘The Rows’, and the Grosvenor Museum. Those who book a Chester vacation rental will be well positioned to explore all of these attractions and more, including nearby cities and the surrounding natural beauty of the county of Cheshire.
Getting to Chester
There are no major airports within Chester itself, but the city’s close proximity to good connections with other major cities means it’ll be easy to reach your Chester vacation rental. The two closest airports to fly into are Liverpool and Manchester, which are a 40 and 60 minute drive away from Chester, respectively. From there, it’s a straightforward journey. The Manchester train route, incidentally, is particularly scenic.
While it’s easy to get around Chester on foot, those wanting to explore freely may benefit from hiring a car during their stay at one of the many available Chester vacation rentals.
Weather in Chester
As is the case with other areas of the north-west of England, Chester’s weather can be characterised as a little wet, pleasant, sunny, cold or warm. Occasionally, it can be all of these in the same day. Late spring and summer bring warm, sunny days, autumn can be damp and cool whilst winter brings cold weather and frost on the ground.
Whatever point in the year you’ve booked to stay in Chester, it is a good idea to pack waterproof clothing, even in summer. However, even in less than desirable weather, by booking a Chester vacation rental you will always have a warm and cosy place to come home to and dry off.
Chester’s Great Attractions
This beautiful city is a joy to explore on foot. Spend time in the cafés, hunt for souvenirs in the shops, and get up close to the famed Chester city walls, which date back to 75 A.D. Once you’ve soaked up the city’s atmosphere, it’ll be time to start exploring some of the great attractions.
Chester Cathedral is one of England’s most beautiful places of worship and is well worth visiting. There has been a place of worship on this site since the year 958 A.D., but the current one has been standing since the 16th century. However, some older portions still remain, including the High Gothic and Chapter House, which date back to the 13th century. The wonderful Cathedral Choir is worth hearing and is easily one of the highlights of Chester city.
Encounter the city’s Roman past at the Chester Roman Amphitheatre, Dewa Roman Experience, and the Grosvenor Museum. The Roman Amphitheatre dates back to the 1st century A.D. and was used for events such as bull baiting, combat sports, and gladiator battles, until around 350A.D. At the Dewa Roman Experience, you can take a walk through a recreated Roman settlement and see how they used to live, all smells included. Finally, at the Grosvenor Museum you can learn about the Roman history related to Chester and the UK as a whole.
Things to Do in Chester with Children
If you are traveling with children, having a Chester vacation home is a great option, so the whole family can enjoy privacy and flexibility. You will also quickly realise that there is plenty in the city to entertain younger travelers.
At Grosvenor Park, children can ride the miniature railway, which goes around a lake. This is also a terrific place to spend a sunny afternoon with the family.
Make exploring the city more interesting for the kids by hunting for treasure on the Chester Treasure Trail, in which you must locate clues and figure out where the booty is.
One of the best activities in Chester for children and adults alike is Chester Zoo, which is considered to be the best in the country as well as one of the best in the world. This 125 acre zoo has its own monorail and a staggeringly large range of wildlife. You’ll find elephants, jaguars, orangutans, rhinos, spectacled bears, otters, penguins, and much, much more. Dedicate the whole day to this fantastic zoo. You’ll need it if you want to see everything it has to offer.
Get the most out of a visit to this wonderful city by choosing to stay in a Chester vacation home.
Sights to explore in Roman Chester and beyond
Walls of Chester
Chester's city center is fully enclosed in thick walls, designed to protect the town from invaders.Taking a walk along the two-mile circuit is a great way of getting to know the city.
With a history dating back almost a thousand years, Chester Cathedral is bursting with history. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, and don't miss the stained glass and courtyard gardens.
The River Dee flows through Chester and into the sea nearby, and the paved promenade known as The Groves gives visitors the opportunity to walk along the river, or hire rowing boats and pedalos.
The UK's most visited zoo, Chester Zoo is home to over 500 different species. Get to know the animals, attend the feeding sessions and teach the kids all about wildlife and conservation.
Grosvenor is Chester's ornamental park and combines formal planting and shrubs with tree-lined avenues and children's play areas.
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