Located near Upton

The Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, located near Upton, about a mile north of Chester's city center, is one of the best places to visit in England for families. Chester Zoo is also the most popular attraction in England outside of London. This 125-acre facility houses over 11,000 animals representing approximately 400 different species. However, the zoo's allure extends beyond animal lovers, as guests can also enjoy award-winning landscaped gardens. The zoo's monorail system transports visitors across its vast grounds, stopping at attractions such as Chimpanzee Island, a penguin pool, and Europe's largest tropical house. Because Chester Zoo has so many additional entertaining activities, you can easily spend a day visiting this well-known tourist destination. Spend some time walking the historic city walls of Chester, which are among the best preserved in the UK. Spend some time exploring Chester's galleried walkways, which are another distinctive feature of the city. The "Chester Rows" of 14th-century stone and half-timbered buildings are outstanding medieval architectural gems that stretch the entire length of the structures. They provide a unique and scenic backdrop. Chester Cathedral is well worth a visit if you can fit it into your itinerary.

British Museum

The British Museum houses over 13 million objects from Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire, China, and Europe, making it one of the best antiquity collections in the world. The most well-known ancient antiquities are the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens and the renowned Rosetta Stone. However, there are many other excellent works on display here that contribute to it being one of London's top tourist destinations. The Egyptian artifact collection is the largest outside of Cairo, and the Mildenhall Treasure, a trove of fourth-century Roman silver discovered in Suffolk in 1942, is nothing short of amazing. If you have the time, consider taking a tour (private after-hours tours are especially enjoyable), taking a class, or listening to a lecture. There is also on-site dining and shopping.

York Minster and historic Yorkshire

The cathedral at Canterbury is the most important building in the Church of England, followed by the majestic York Minster. It is in the heart of York's historic district, close to churches, guildhalls, and half-timbered homes and businesses. The three miles of majestic town walls that encircle York's charming streets can also be reached on foot, providing breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. While you're here, pay a visit to the National Railway Museum, one of England's most popular tourist attractions. Northeast England, particularly the untamed splendor of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, can be explored well from York. Other towns and cities in this region of the country include Durham, which is well-known for its castle and cathedral, and Beverley, which also has a lovely minster.

The Windsor Castle

England has a rich history, culture, spectacle, and majesty. Given their historical influence on the country and many other regions of the world, it should come as no surprise that the Royal Family is one of this country's top tourist attractions. Windsor Castle is the best royal attraction for your limited time. Windsor Castle, one of the Royal Family's official residences, is only a 40-minute train ride from Central London and frequently welcomes visitors when the Queen is not present. It also has a long history, dating back to the 11th century, when a victorious William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a stronghold on this exact site. The magnificent Queen's Gallery, State Apartments, and Chapel at Windsor Castle are all must-sees. Bring along your walking shoes. The grounds are enormous, stretching for over six miles around the castle, and they provide some of the best photo opportunities anywhere with this historic structure as a backdrop.