Located in Upton, just over a mile north of Chester city center, Chester Zoo is England's most visited attraction outside of London and is one of the best places to visit in England for families.


The more than 11,000 animals living in this 125-acre site represent about 400 different species. But the zoo's appeal reaches beyond just animal lovers, with prizewinning landscaped gardens also available for visitors to enjoy. You can tour these extensive grounds on the zoo's monorail system to reach highlights that include Chimpanzee Island, a penguin pool, and Europe's largest tropical house. There's plenty of other fun things to do at Chester Zoo, too, so expect to easily spend a day enjoying this top-rated tourist attraction.

While in Chester, take time to walk its old city walls, the best-preserved of their kind in Britain. You should also spend time exploring Chester's other distinctive feature: its galleried walkways. Known as the "Chester' Rows," these impressive medieval architectural gems run the full length of the stone and half-timbered buildings dating from the 14th century and make for a unique and picturesque setting. Chester Cathedral is also worth exploring if you can squeeze it into your travel itinerary.

Address: Cedar House, Caughall Road, Chester

Official site: www.chesterzoo.org



United Kingdom

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