While there are many modern luxury hotels in which to spend the night in Chester, those looking for a call back to times gone by won’t be disappointed either. Today, we’ll explore three different options for an overnight or staycation in the city offering old-world charm.
Based on Warrington Road, this hotel allows guests to sleep in an 18th-Century manor house surrounded by 12 verdant acres of well-manicured grounds. You can stroll its walled gardens or take tea at The Terrace restaurant. Only three miles from Chester’s historic heart, it is ideal for sightseeing around the city, and only a short drive away from Chester Zoo and Chester Racecourse.
With Grade II listed status, this long-standing hotel is the property of the Duke of Westminster. Built over the years 1863 to 1865, it retains many period features and enjoys stunning views of Chester landmarks. Based in the heart of the city, it overlooks the Eastgate Clock, a national treasure that is the most photographed clock in Britain after Big Ben.
A handsome building from the Victorian era, the cottage has been sensitively restored. Situated by The Hare Public House in the Chester village of Farndon, it’s ideally positioned for countryside walks in the water meadows and along the River Dee, where a Grade I listed bridge is waiting to be discovered that dates to the medieval period.