4* Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen, Chester
Centrally located, just a short walk from the centre of Chester and is one of the oldest hotels in the UK, having originally been built to serve the train station in 1860. The hotels elegant style includes quirky touches, which provide an interesting twist to its traditional origins. All 218 stylish bedrooms are comfortably furnished, the restaurant is cosy and the bar and lounge areas are traditional in style with sofas and chairs. There is also a courtyard terrace with water features.
Lift TV Hairdryer Tea/coffee making facilities Free Wi-Fi Iron and ironing board Safe Writing Desk Telephone Restaurant Lounge Bar
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome glass of Buck's Fizz before dinner
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
2-hour walking guide of Chester
Entrance to Tatton Park
Entrance to Ruthin Gaol
Afternoon Tea at Ruthin Castle Hotel
© Visit England Tatton Park Visit Peak District
We make our way to Chester, where a welcome glass of buck's fizz will be served on arrival at the hotel.
Walking guide of Chester
Today, we explore the historic city of Chester which has the most complete city walls and largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000-year-old cathedral and 700-year-old unique shopping rows, we start with a walking tour for you to get your bearings and learn some of the history of the city, after the remaining of the day is free for you to explore at your own pace.
Today we visit Tatton Park. Set amidst the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the elegant mansion house at Tatton Park sits. Home to the Egerton family we explore the rich furnishings of the mansion, the domestic offices, servants' quarters, the gardens 40-acre farm, the old hall and Stable yard which now houses the café, gifts and stores.
Ruthin Gaol & Afternoon Tea at the Ruthin Castle Hotel
Visit Ruthin gaol, the only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction. Spend time exploring and learning about life in the Victorian prison system, what the prisoners ate, how they worked, and the punishments they suffered. Explore the cells and find out about the Welsh Houdini and William Hughes who was the last man to be hanged there. After, head to Ruthin Castle Hotel for an Afternoon Tea before a scenic drive back to the hotel.
We depart and begin our journey home.