Chester is a city steeped in history. Founded as a Roman fortress in the 1stcentury A.D it is famed for its extensive Roman walls which surround the city. It is home to the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, as well as a 1000-year old Cathedral with Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings.
Chester station was design by architect Francis Thompson and built by Thomas Brassey in the Italianate style. The station’s middle seven bays contain owl carvings by sculptor John Tomas in an effort to deter pigeons from roosting.
The station is located north-east of Chester city centre. It’s managed by Transport for Wales and hosts services from Transport for Wales, Merseyrail, Northern and Avanti West Coast. The station is a vital transport hub with frequent services running from there to (among other places) Liverpool, London Euston (via Crewe), Holyhead, Manchester Airport, Cardiff and Manchester Piccadilly.
The station is staffed, has capacity for 83 parking spaces and 68 bike racks and is accessible. Find out more
Take time to explore the 700-year old Rows galleries in the old city, a unique Tudor-style two-tiered retail experience featuring shops, bars and restaurants. Find out more
Discover a family day out with a difference at Chester Zoo. With over 21,000 animals and 125 acres of zoological gardens to explore, it’s a day out the whole family will enjoy. Get a combination ticket when you go by rail for discounted entry to the zoo, find out more and book your day out here
Experience over 900 years of history at the Dewa Roman Experience. Explore original artefacts from Chester and the Roman Empire and step into history with unique hands-on experiences of Roman life. Find out more and plan your day here