Check out our top 10 reasons to visit Chester this year…
1. Chester races
And they’re off…. The highly anticipated Chester horse racing season starts again on May 6th and runs right through to September. With views directly over the course, including the penthouse suite which features a double balcony looking directly down on to the course, Roomzzz is the ideal place for enthusiastic race goers.
2. Chester Food and Drink Festival – 4th – 6th April
Presented this year, by none other than Masterchef’s Greg Wallace, the festival features food stalls, street food and talks from well known chefs, including Simon Rimmer from Sunday Brunch.
3. Chester Folk Festival – 23rd – 25th May
The festival returns for its 36th year, with plenty to keep both adults and little ones entertained. A host of fantastic folk artists will join workshops, dances, ceilidh, a craft and musical market, and children’s circus entertainment to keep all of your busy over the weekend.
4. Chester Rocks, Chester Racecourse, 5th – 7th June
Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight and 90’s pop sensations The Big Reunion will headline this year’s event. The festival, based at Chester Racecourse, is another great reason to snap up the Roomzzz Chester penthouse, with double balcony overlooking the action! Thousands of revellers will descend for a weekend of music, food, fairground rides and market stalls.
5. Cheshire Show, 23rd – 24th June
Live the good life and soak up the atmosphere of the Cheshire Show in the beautiful Chester countryside. With agricultural marquees, competition classes, including the ever-popular Show Dog section, flower arranging competitions and huge food hall offering the best of local, regional and national producers, the two day festival is guaranteed to be an jam packed event.
Discover Chester’s mix of boutique, famous high-street and independent shops, throughout the picturesque cobbled streets of the city. Famous for it’s Medieval Rows, and home to England oldest shop front, Chester is heaven for shopaholics and the perfect destination for a weekend spending spree!
7. Chester Cathedral
One of the most spectacular monastic sites, Chester Cathedral has played a significant part in shaping the city of today. Stretching from the Cathedral down through the Georgian streets, to the Roman barracks on the Dean’s field, the Cathedral encompasses some of the largest green spaces within its walls, including the beautiful cloister gardens. With a packed calendar of 1,200 regular services throughout the year, and additional orchestral performances and concerts, Chester Cathedral is an unmissable on a visit to the city.
8. MBNA Chester Marathon – 4th October
The multi award-winning MBNA Chester Marathon returns, make sure you’ve got somewhere to relax after your 26 mile journey! Roomzzz Chester City is the perfect place to prepare pre-race, and to unwind and tend to your aching limbs once complete.
9. Chester Zoo
The UK’s number one wildlife attraction is less than 15 minutes away by car; from jaguars, rhinos, to new born giraffe, Zahra, you’ll be amazed at Chester Zoo’s 11,000 animals and 400 different species. Based in 110 acres of award-winning zoological gardens, you can marvel at the animals, learn about conservation and enjoy talks from the expert keepers.
10. Stay at the first new look Roomzzz Aparthotel
Opening from 6th April 2015, Roomzzz Chester is our brand new Aparthotel with 64 luxury apartments including a stunning Penthouse Suite with a rooftop balcony directly overlooking the racecourse. Ideally located a few minutes walk from the city centre and beside Chester racecourse, Roomzzz Chester City is perfectly placed for you to enjoy everything the beautiful city has to offer.