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Popular campsites near Chester

On a camping trip to Chester, you can explore well-preserved medieval architecture, the iconic Chester Cathedral and much more. From a day out at Chester Zoo for little explorers to a deep dive into some of the best Roman history the UK offers for the budding scholar, a stay in Chester has something for everyone to experience.

Chester camping FAQs

What are the best campsites in Chester?
One of our most popular Cheshire campsites is our Delamere Forest Club Site which is open all year round. From Delamere Forest it’s around a 25-minute drive to the centre of Chester. To camp closer to the city you can explore our member exclusive sites, but you’ll need to join the Club to camp on these.
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Are there any adult only campsites near Chester?
Yes. If you search our campsites in Chester and filter by “Adults Only”, you’ll see all campsites within the area. These may be member-exclusive sites, which are available to everyone who signs up for Club membership.
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Are there any dog-friendly campsites in Chester?
Yes! You’ll often find our sites have facilities dedicated to campers bringing along their four legged friend so make sure you have a look at what’s on offer prior to booking.
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What should I take on my camping trip to Chester?
You don't want to leave anything behind whilst camping in Chester. To make sure you have everything, check out our ultimate camping checklist.
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Which campsites in Chester are open all year?
Our Delamere Forest Club Site, near to Chester is open all year round. To discover other campsites which remain open year-round near Chester, you can search on Siteseeker and filter by “Open all year”.
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Things to do and see while camping in Chester

The city of Chester offers plenty of indoor and outdoor exploration to fill your days while camping in the area. As it’s a relatively small city, you’ll find that most of the attractions are within walking distance of each other.

Chester Cathedral

Top five things not to miss in Chester:

1. Chester Roman Amphitheatre
2. Chester Cathedral
3. Chester Zoo
4. Chester City Walls
5. The Rows

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Once Britain’s largest amphitheatre, today you can visit the Roman remains of the historic Chester site. Soak in the atmosphere as you explore the grounds which were once used for entertainment and training of the military. This is a relatively small site so won’t take long to visit and entry is free.

Chester Cathedral

Visit this architectural masterpiece during your time in Chester, it’ll be one of the highlights of your trip. If you enjoy panoramic views from above, you should embark on the award-winning Tower Tour, its worth the 216 steps! Chester Cathedral is a great option for a rainy day, and you can enjoy a bite to eat or warming cup of tea afterwards in the café which is set in the thirteenth century monks’ dining hall which is a really unique setting.

Chester Zoo

The perfect day out for animal lovers and little explorers, Chester Zoo is one of the most popular in the UK for good reason. There are hundreds of animals to see from giant giraffes to tiny frogs, brilliant facilities so you can stay all day and events running year-round, so you’ll see something unique during your visit.

Chester City Walls

Chester is the only city in Britain that still has a complete circuit of walls, some sections of which are almost 2000 years old! The City Walls are hard to miss during your visit, you’ll see them as you explore but it’s worth taking the time to walk them to see the city from above.

The Rows

The Rows are two-tiered, timber-framed buildings housing shops and restaurants in the centre of Chester. This makes for an interesting shopping experience, perfect for a day exploring at your own pace.

More attractions in Chester

Beeston Castle

There’s so much to do in Chester and the surrounding areas, you won’t find yourself looking for long. Here are some other attractions to add to your list, both within the city and a little further afield.

Grosvenor Park

Just outside of the city, Grosvenor Park is popular with visitors. The ornamental park has plenty to do other than enjoying the green space. A miniature railway, play area, Lodge Café and good facilities make this a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

Chester Castle

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, Chester Castle was originally built from earth and timber. Today the stone castle is only open during special events, so keep an eye out for these before setting off on your Chester camping trip.

Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle sits high above the Cheshire countryside surrounding it, making it a dramatic setting with plenty of history to unpack. Said to be the location of Richard II's lost treasure, the castle is in a ruinous state, but you can climb to the top and look down into one of the deepest castle wells in England. Beeston is surrounded by enchanting woodland which is home to wonderful wildlife and offers a lovely place to walk and explore.

River Dee

Stretching through Wales and Chester, the 70 mile long River Dee can be enjoyed in the city centre, with cafes, pubs, restaurants and more lining the promenade along the riverbank.

Chester Ghost Tours

Any city with over 2000 years of history will have spine-chilling tales and spooky sightings to discover. Tours take place every Saturday night, only join if you dare…

Eastgate Clock

Standing proud above the Eastgate of the ancient walls, this is said to be one of the most photographed clocks in England after Big Ben.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Chester Zoo isn’t the only attraction for animal lovers in the city. Blue Planet Aquarium has plenty of sea creatures to discover including sharks, clownfish, lionfish and much more. This could be a great place for a rainy day away from the campsite.

Cheshire Alpacas

Ever walked an alpaca? Now’s your chance. Cheshire Alpacas offer the chance to walk, play with, feed, and even do Pilates with wonderfully fluffy alpacas. This is a wholesome and unique experience and offers some great photo opportunities.

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