Adventures around Chesterwith PlusBus

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Explore the city sights and the countryside around Chester with a PlusBus ticket. There's a spectacular cathedral, medieval walls, the Wales coast path and a 128-acre zoo. These are just a few of the many adventures you can have with a PlusBus ticket in Chester.

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  • Great for: cathedral | city walls | long-distance path | markets | museums | riverside walks | zoo |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in May 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. Take a trip to Chester Zoo

    From aadvark to zebra and chimps to warthogs, you can meet all sorts here. With 20,000 animals across 128 acres, Chester Zoo makes an epic outing. And with zones representing different habitats, you can be transported around the world on a single visit. Take a boat trip through the Islands or walk through a leafy tropical house, full of colourful birds. As well as a huge range of birds and animals, insects, reptiles and fish, there are plants too: orchids and cacti, rock gardens and flowers for pollinators.

    • How do I get to Chester Zoo by bus? Follow Good Journey’s directions. Bus X1 runs from the station to the zoo.
    • For more car-free ideas around Chester, see our guide. You can take a boat trip on the Dee or a trip to the Anderton boat lift in Northwich. You could also catch the train to Delamere Forest to walk through the green spaces, past meres and mosses. Or to bustling Liverpool with its world-class museums and musical heritage.