Chester is a wonderful destination that will reward year-round travel. The climate is mild and favorable to any number of activities, with the hottest month being July, but even at the height of summer travel in and around Chester is comfortable – the temperature only very rarely exceeds 16 degrees Celsius. The winters are also mild, with an average temperature of +5C. Find Chester hotel deals for your trip here.
Travelers on a budget will welcome the fact that all the public museums in Chester offer free entrance, and the same applies to cultural attractions (that includes the extremely popular tourist attraction of the Museum Grosvenor). However, be sure to check opening and closing times as these tend to differ according to the time of year.
While in Chester be sure to visit one of the many Tourist Centers. They have a wide selection of brochures and free leaflets that provide information on local attractions. They also have information on the opening and closing times of cultural centers and entertainment destinations – and have an excellent variety of souvenirs.
If you are traveling to Chester and your schedule allows for it take a trip to London or Liverpool. Buses to these destinations depart from the local train station several times a day. Travel time to the capital is around two hours and the trip to Liverpool is 30 minutes.
If you are taking electrical appliances on your trip to Chester then be aware that the mains voltage is 240 V. Purchase adapters in advance of your trip as not all hotels and other accommodation options will provide them.
If you are planning walking trips or spending a lot of time in Chester outdoors then be sure to pack a raincoat or an umbrella. The weather can change suddenly and rain is not uncommon due to the temperatures that are above zero during both summer and winter.
Smokers should be on the lookout for ‘no smoking’ signs which are abundant. You may not smoke in public areas, bars, and restaurants. Most public spaces have areas set aside for smokers.
Chester Festivals, Traditions, and Lifestyle
Chester is well known for its wealth of cultural traditions, and being familiar with these will enrich the experience of any traveler. It is also a small city with an outsized reputation for fine cuisine, gourmet dining options abound and menu choices will satisfy the most demanding of travelers.
It is not acceptable for those visiting the local pubs to call for a waiter – make your orders at the bar.
Making calls from public phone booths offers exceptional value for money. These phone booths can be found throughout the city and accept phone cards made for their use. These cards are available at newsstands and post offices. Those calling after 8 will enjoy a special discounted rate.