Chester’s First Heritage Festival is under way

The city of Chester is currently enjoying its first heritage festival. Starting on Saturday the 3rd September and culminating this Sunday the 11th of September. The heritage festival’s open days give the public the opportunity to explore some of the county’s most beautiful and historic buildings, many of which are not normally open the the public.

If you are thinking of visiting Chester this weekend why not take the opportunity to stay in a former stately home? Previously the home of the Wynne – Bankes family and built as a Bishops palace in 1714, Soughton Hall Hotel is set in stunning grounds. Located in Mold, North Wales close the Cheshire border, the property is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a hotel Chester.

Chester in the county of Cheshire is renowned for its stunning historical properties, including stately homes and gardens, many of which are open to the public, the heritage festival offers the opportunity to not only visit but also discover the history of these buildings. Organised by a partnership of Chester Civic Trust & Cheshire West and Chester Council, the festival is a must for those interested in the heritage of Chester.

What makes the heritage festival unique is the opportunity to visit buildings that aren’t generally open. For a full listing of the available properties and events you can download the guide here. From historic pub tours, family focused activities (including designing a house using LEGO) to presentations on maintaining listed buildings. The heritage festival offers a jam packed weekend for the history buffs and architecture fans among us.

Many of the events need to be booked in advance, you can do this by calling 01244 972210, if you’re looking for a historical hotel Cheshire you can contact Soughton Hall Hotel on 01352 840811.

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