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The Grosvenor Museum
0.41km from Chester Racecourse
Grosvenor Museum is a museum in Cheshire which include archaeological items from the Roman period, paintings, musical instruments, and a room arranged as a Victorian parlour.
Cheshire Military Museum
0.46km from Chester Racecourse
Cheshire Military Museum is situated in the former barrack block of Chester Castle. Designed by Thomas Harrison and completed in 1810. It houses objects relating to the soldiers of Cheshire, in particular, those Regiments which have a long association with the city of Chester; the Cheshire Regiment, Cheshire Yeomanry, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and the 3rd Carabiniers. The building is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.
Dewa Roman Experience
0.46km from Chester Racecourse
The Dewa Roman Experience celebrates the city of Chester’s heritage as the Roman town of Dewa. Dewa was one of the largest Roman towns in Britain and home to the 20th legion. You can see exhibits of a Roman galley and walk through reconstructed streets of Roman Chester taking in a Roman barracks, a bath-house, granary, taverna and market stalls.
Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls
0.48km from Chester Racecourse
The 12th-century Agricola Tower was the first stone gateway to Chester Castle, which had been founded by William the Conqueror in 1070 in the south-west part of the city. Chester was important strategically since it was the site of resistance to William the Conqueror, who overcame it in 1070. Parts of the neoclassical buildings are used today as Crown Courts and as a military museum. The museum and the medieval remains are a tourist attraction.
0.67km from Chester Racecourse
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.
Chester Roman Gardens
0.73km from Chester Racecourse
The Roman Gardens at Chester stand to the south east of the city, just outside the city walls near the Newgate and Chester Roman Amphitheatre. Named after a collection of finely carved building fragments from the Roman legionary fortress of Deva. They include pieces from some of the most important military buildings, including the main baths and the legionary headquarters. None of the building fragments originally came from the site, since the Gardens lie just outside the Roman fortress.
0.73km from Chester Racecourse
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 Amphitheatre
0.79km from Chester Racecourse
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.
Chester City Walls
0.88km from Chester Racecourse
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.
4.49km from Chester Racecourse
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.
Wales Coast Path
6.01km from Chester Racecourse
The Wales Coast Path is the first path in the world to follow a country’s coastline in its entirety. Dip in anywhere along its 870 miles and delight in jaw-dropping views, contemporary cultural hotspots, unforgettable encounters with nature, and thousands of years of history. It runs through eleven national nature reserves and other nature reserves such as those managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and The Wildlife Trusts.
6.21km from Chester Racecourse
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.
Blue Planet Aquarium
8.29km from Chester Racecourse
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.
11km from Chester Racecourse
Wepre Park is an ancient woodland rich in wildlife and history. With a great playground, visitor center, woodland walks, the ruins of Ewloe Castle and fascinating history, geology and wildlife to discover, you’ll find plenty of family things to do and enjoy at this countryside site in Flintshire. It is a greatly valued green space for the residents of Connahs Quay, and is used by over 200,000 visitors from across the region annually.
National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
11.14km from Chester Racecourse
The National Waterways Museum tells stories of how waterways transform Britain. Through the care and use of our collections, these stories enrich the lives of our present and future audiences, creating inspirational, informative, and entertaining experiences. The collection consists of over 12,000 objects – including sixty-eight historic boats and a significant archive of historical records and images which alone occupies 0.9km of space.
11.31km from Chester Racecourse
A beautiful castle was erected around 1257 by the Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in the times of the weak reign of English king Henry III. It was built near the battlefield of 1157, during which English forces under Henry II were defeated in an ambush by the Welsh. The castle was built on a small hill in a valley to the south of the Wepre Brook River, to which the smaller New Inn stream joined to the east. It overlooks the junction of two streams with higher ground to the south.
RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
11.4km from Chester Racecourse
Burton Mere Wetlands straddles the border between England and Wales with a mosaic of freshwater wetland habitats, mixed farmland and woodland. The area is bursting with wildlife, hosting avocets, egrets, harriers, noisy redshanks, swallows and swifts. The reserve is open from 9am until 9pm (or dusk if sooner) and the reception hide is open from 9:30am until 5pm. There is a charge for non-members of the RSPB.
The Ice Cream Farm
11.58km from Chester Racecourse
It is the world's largest family-friendly ice cream parlour adventure park. Perfect for families, kids & toddlers Set in the picturesque location between Beeston and Peckforton Castle
12.97km from Chester Racecourse
Plas Teg is a Grade l listed home in North Wales and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Jacobean architecture in Wales. The house is said to be one of the most haunted houses in the country and has appeared on many TV programs. The house was built by Sir John Trevor I, a prominent courtier of King James I, in about 1610. It was now one of the iconic attractions in this area and attracts a lot of tourists here.
Ness Botanic Gardens
13.45km from Chester Racecourse
The award-winning superb gardens at Ness are situated on the Wirral Peninsula overlooking the Dee Estuary were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and for plant collecting. The gardens have many fine specimen trees and flowers. Magnolias, rhododendron, witch-hazels and camellias are some of the notable plant-hunted species in the garden. Snowdrop walks are conducted during the flowering season.
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The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY, UK
Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest racecourse still in operation. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early sixteenth century, with 1539 cited as the year racing began. It is also thought to be the smallest racecourse of significance in England at 1 mile and 1 furlong long.