Free things to do in Chester

Looking to have fun without the extra expense when exploring new places around the UK? Then welcome to our free things to do in Chester guide to saving money while visiting the vibrant city of Chester, where we’ll be sharing exciting experiences that won’t break your bank account. Whether you’re looking to educate yourself with the historical background of the cultural landmarks or enjoy scenic walks through the beautiful city and nature reserves. Then add these destinations to your must see list to sightseeing and spending less money when in Chester.

The River Dee

First on our guide to free things to do in Chester is enjoying a walk along the River Dee. With its manmade bridges and waterside pathways, it is a great way to explore nature and relax whilst watching boats sail along river bank. The river area is great for picnics with its amazing views of the woodlands and grand properties. The River Dee has activities suitable for anyone any age with its extremely popular annual Charity Chester Duck Race, water sports and extraordinary nature spotting tours.

The Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor Museum is one of England’s National Heritage listed buildings that is filled with antiques, artwork and furniture from the Roman to medieval times and is a great opportunity to learn about the history of Chester. The Museum has an outstanding reputation for their Open Art Exhibition, that gives talented artists across the UK the chance to present their work. This is a great place to visit if you appreciate fine art and modern history.

Chester in Lego

Chester in Lego is a must see unique experience and a great family fun day out. The exhibit is located within the Chester market hall and is a highly detailed model of the city constructed only out of Lego. The Lego recreation features many of Chester’s famous landmarks in great detail including the Eastgate Clock and the historical background of gladiators fighting in the Siege of Chester. The attraction is updated regularly with new creations to reflect Chester and is an amazing tribute to the city.

Chester Roman Gardens

The Chester Roman Gardens are elegant gardens featuring roman ruins recovered from original roman bathhouses located next the River Dee. The public gardens offer an outdoor cinema experience playing family favourite and romcom films within the warm summer evenings. The Moonlight Flicks movie experience has been a highly recommended activity when visiting Chester. Relaxing strolls whilst reading interesting facts about the origins of the Roman ruins whilst listening to the peaceful water fountains and fun activities within nature near ancient Roman walls are all available at the Chester Roman Gardens.

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is a highly historical Church of England Cathedral known for its gothic architecture and community of worship. The building represents medieval history with its beautifully detailed artwork to stained glass and decorative exterior. The Cathedral is surrounded by exceptional gardens filled with sculptured water features and benches to sit and spot amazing birds of prey that visit the gardens. The Chester Cathedral is definitely a must see attraction when visiting Chester to experience the cultural hub and religious history of the city.

Chester Railway Path

Walk or cycle near old railway lines and beautiful woodland areas through the heart of Chester to Connah’s Quay with attractive views of nature. The green space is a great family day out or just for an easy flat land walk or cycle. The route consist of attractive countryside farmlands views and bridges crossing historical railway lines. This is a great adventure for warm summer days in Chester.

Chester Town Hall

The Chester town hall is an architectural landmark located within the centre of the city. The building is a fantastic visit for its interesting local military history and its gothic design style. Around the holiday period the town hall is illuminated with sparkling lights and surrounded by the popular Christmas markets filled with delicious food and gift stalls alongside the city’s iconic Christmas tree.  This is a great festive activity for everyone to enjoy throughout the month of December.

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