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Chester Zoo

Chester CH2 1EU, UK

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About Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of the UK's largest zoos at 51 hectares zoo at Upton-by-Chester, in Cheshire, England. It was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. It is the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain with more than 2 million visitors in 2019 and it has an avast collection of wildlife and it will be a new experience visiting this place.



Attractions near Chester Zoo

Alyn Road3.67km from Chester Zoo

Alyn Waters is the largest country park in the Wrexham area which was situated in the beautiful Alyn Valley and is currently a Green Flag accredited site. There is a variety of woodland, grassland, and riverside walk throughout the Park helping you to explore the whole site. On the Gwersyllt side, the Visitor and Environmental Education Centre have a large indoor space that is an excellent venue for meetings, education, and community groups.

Chester City Walls3.72km from Chester Zoo

The city walls are the oldest, longest, and most complete in Britain, parts of which are almost 2000 years old. They were extended and developed in the Saxon period. During the 12th century, the Normans rebuilt and extended the Walls so for the first time since the Romans, the Walls formed a completed circuit around Chester. Throughout the middle ages, Chester was one of the most protected and strategically important cities in the county.

Blue Planet Aquarium3.87km from Chester Zoo

The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. When opened by the Queen in July 1998.  The interior houses tanks, pools, and submerged tunnels designed to take the visitor through different habitats of the marine environment. The aquarium contains many varieties of marine and freshwater fish, including more types of shark than anywhere else in Britain.

Chester Cathedral3.97km from Chester Zoo

Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Chester. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and part of a heritage site that also includes the former monastic buildings to the north, which are also listed Grade I. All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, are represented in the present building.

Eastgate Clock4.06km from Chester Zoo

The Eastgate Clock is a turret clock built above the Eastgate of the ancient walls of Chester.  It is the most iconic landmark and the second most photographed clock in the world after Big Ben.  The clock was built in 1899 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897. The whole structure, gateway, and clock, was designated as a Grade I listed building on 28 July 1955.

Chester Roman Amphitheatre4.22km from Chester Zoo

One of the largest amphitheatre in Britain which was used for entertainment and military training.  It lay just outside the south-east corner of the Roman legionary fortress and was probably used both for entertainments and for practising troop manoeuvres and weapon training. The two buildings differed from each other and from all other British amphitheatres, underlining the importance of Roman Chester. This site is now in the care of English Heritage.

Where is Chester Zoo

Discover more attractions in Cambridgeshire, where Chester Zoo is located

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The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.