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The Chester Tour

#6 of 19 Tours in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 845 647 7868
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

All tours are led by fully qualified Blue and Green Badge Guides.A guided...

All tours are led by fully qualified Blue and Green Badge Guides.A guided tour of Chester is the best way of seeing the city and there is a tour at 10.30am every day of the year. Tours generally last for approx 1.5 hrs so even if you are in Chester for a few hours make the most of your time here and let one of our experienced guides show you all the highlights of this beautiful city. A variety of sightseeing tours and themed walks are available all year round for both groups and individual visitors. Public tours run daily throughout the year (some tours are seasonal and availability should be checked prior to arrival). All tours are available all year round to private parties and groups but must be pre-booked.

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Decided to go on the open top old style tour bus, despite the chilly wind we sat on the top deck and the tour was run by Jerry (driver) and Barbara (guide). The tour lasts approx... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ms B
United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go on the open top old style tour bus, despite the chilly wind we sat on the top deck and the tour was run by Jerry (driver) and Barbara (guide). The tour lasts approx 35 mins and was full of interesting facts interspersed with jokes from Barbara. Thoroughly enjoyed it and glad we did it.

Thank Ms B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most charming & enthusiastic Liz lead us on a 90+ minute tour of Chester including the city walls, The Rows, the cathedral etc. etc. Historical and other fascinating information was given throughout, and I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone, What a top city Chester is.

Thank CandidReviewer444
Penang Island, Malaysia
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119 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a half day tour around the town during weekend. Love the architecture, and you may need to spend a half day there if you consider to visit every corner in the town. Several place with beautiful art and graffiti on the wall, don't miss it.

Thank PeaQubed
West Country
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were a party of ten who pre-booked the tour several weeks before the event. We took the Sat morning tour with Pat and it turned out to be very enjoyable. Pat was full of little anecdotes and little-known facts about the city. The only downside was the size of the group. Because of the locations we visited (e.g. the... More 

Thank Roger13
Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were amazingly entertained by Alan on a 90 mins walking tour. He was a super energetic 80 year old Guild guide who knew so much and was extremely passionate about sharing his knowledge. If we hadn't had a guide, we would have missed so many features. Best £16 value for a family ticket. Chester has a lot to offer.... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

On Christmas Day (!) we gathered with tour guide John who gave us a mega anecdotal tour for 90 minutes. Having spent midnight in the cathedral it was magical to get more history layers explained, he did it with great passion for which I thank him. Weather was cold and perhaps we lingered beside ancient monuments which tell the story... More 

Thank DaisyMay57
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great guide, with an awesome knowledge of chesters ghosts and a wonderful way of interacting and bringing her 'victims' together into her storytelling. Learnt so much about the history and saw some places hadn't been to before. Definately worth going, truly fascinating, thankyou.

3 Thank Kath G
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The tour was very good and to top it off i had a visit from the St Marys hill witch.... She wasnt as bad looking as made out so i lent over and whisperd in her ear..... Old witch mary, quite contrary how does your garden grow, with moss and slime and poisionous vine and toadstools all in a row... More 

3 Thank pike133
Sydney, Australia
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85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This tour was OK but i have to disagree with the tour guide Mary Ann who repeatedly told us how Chester has it over York. York was way better. Mary Anne did show some stuff that you wouldn't see without a guide so the tour is worth doing if you have the time. The Roman tour is very good though.

1 Thank PeterBarras
Hudson, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had an 80 year old man lead our tour of 6 people. He was more energetic & enthusiastic than any man half his age! He was so knowledgeable & very interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour. What a great city!!

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