Chester has a rich architectural, historical and archaeological backdrop – the city features some of the best examples of Roman and medieval architecture.

The recently restored Roman Amphitheatre is used for many events and performances in the city, including Theatre in the Park and music literature festivals.

Chester Racecourse holds a hugely successful programme of race meetings as well as music events and corporate hospitality. Chester is also home to the UK’s Number One Wildlife Attraction, Chester Zoo.

Chester has a significant retail offering from large department stores such as Browns of Chester to multi-national retail stores such as Marks & Spencer, Waterstones, Office and Laura Ashley.

There are a variety of specialist and independent shops and the ‘two tier shopping galleries’ offer a unique and special retail environment providing a second level of shops above the street which is home to many privately owned boutiques.