A Hen Night in Chester is like stepping back in time. Easily one of the most stunning cities in the United Kingdom today, the city has a picturesque blend of Stuart, Tudor and Victorian Architecture. Chester is a city where ancient and modern buildings sit side by side and is a perfect place for friends of all ages to enjoy a hen weekend.
Chester is the perfect place to walk around on a hen weekend. Visitors to the city will enjoy taking in the numerous sites throughout the city centre. Cars are unable to travel into the centre of Chester between 10.30am and 4.30pm although buses are available if needed and can be found at the Town Hall bus exchange.
A fun way to explore the city during a Hen Weekend in Chester is by bike. Bikes can be hired for £13 a day from Davies Brothers.
Must See/Must Do:
A Hen Weekend in Chester shouldn’t just focus on the hen night.
• Take a river boat cruise to take in the enchanting character of the city. This is an ideal way to spend the afternoon before a hen do.
• Take a sightseeing tour bus over to North Wales for a day to look around ancient castles and monuments.
• Visit the Chester Megabowl for a few games of bowling or air hockey.
• Spend a day at the Chester race course including post-race drinks and dinner.
• Take a trip to the legendary Cheese shop for home made cheese and chutney all made locally.
• Enjoy a long lazy lunch at the Chester Grille. A fantastic location for a hen party with an elegant cocktail bar and European and Mediterranean food.
History and Culture:
In Roman times the city of Chester was the largest fortress in the United Kingdom. Much of the Roman influence to the city can be seen all over with amphitheatres, well preserved fortress walls and even an ancient shrine to the Roman goddess Minerva. The architecture of Chester illustrates the numerous different periods of history.
Chester is home to a number of quirky, local and old shops as well as the regular high street shops. There are a number of boutiques dotted all over the city, although for an all under one roof shopping experience, hen parties should visit Rufus Court – a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. Another hen weekend favourite are The Rows. The Rows are made of a lovely mix of Tudor and Victorian architecture which encompass two level medieval shopping galleries along the four main streets in Chester.
Although Chester is not renowned as being a clubbing city, there is still a good night to be had. Hen Parties in Chester should head down to the riverside for one of ChesterBoats themed disco cruises – complete with full bar. The city is also full of traditional pubs so for a real historical feel check out Ye Old Kings Head or the Victoria.
Eating & Drinking:
There are a lot of eating and drinking options available in the city, and there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste buds. Whether you want a Indian or Chinese takeaway, a lazy lunch, a traditional British pub meal or an elegant restaurant meal with cocktails, Chester has it all. Many restaurants will also put on a special meal for a hen party if booked in advance.