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Chester and Gardens of the North

5 days - from only £519pp


Chester and Gardens of the North

Brimming with floral scenery and beautiful parks, this wonderful 5-day tour of Chester and the surrounding area is a must for green-fingered enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors. Our base is the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester, a magnificent 18th century manor house surrounded by 12 acres of landscaped grounds and boasting excellent facilities, including a spa, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. From here, take in the stunning floral scenery of Ness Botanic Gardens, Tatton Park and RHS Garden Bridgewater, and enjoy an afternoon at leisure in medieval Chester, home to many historic sights such as the Roman Amphitheatre and Eastgate Clock.

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  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Ness Botanic Gardens and Chester

    Our first floral outing takes us to Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral Peninsula. Born of one man’s passionate interest in plants and his desire to share that interest with others, today, Ness Gardens remains true to the vision that Arthur Kilpin Bulley created over 100 years ago.

    This afternoon, we spend time at leisure in medieval Chester, a city rich in heritage with many historic sights such as the Roman Amphitheatre, walls and cathedral. Why not take a picture with Eastgate Clock, the country's second most photographed clock after Big Ben? This stunningly ornate landmark was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee. Chester is also famous for its shopping ‘Rows’ which boast excellent shops, boutiques and restaurants, or perhaps you'd rather explore the city a different way with a cruise along the stunning River Dee.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Chester
    • Ness Botanic Gardens
  • Day 3: Tatton Park

    Admire the majesty of 1,000 acres of sweeping parkland, where ancient deer herds freely wander. Fragrant, formal gardens take you around the world to the Japanese Garden’s symbolic harmony with nature, whilst the 18th century mansion displays treasured collections of the well-travelled Egerton family. The working farm brings to life a ‘field to fork’ story alongside rare breed animals and seasonal demonstrations.

    After strolling the pretty parkland, why not enjoy a spot of lunch in the Gardener’s Cottage Tearoom or Stables Restaurant, where seasonal dishes use ingredients from the walled Kitchen Gardens and meat reared on the estate.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Tatton Park

    Tatton Park

    Included Highlights

    • Tatton Park
  • Day 4: RHS Garden Bridgewater

    The Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading gardening charity, proudly opened RHS Garden Bridgewater in May 2021. This brand new garden is on the former site of Worsley New Hall which has been transformed by landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith, alongside award-winning garden designers. Explore this 154-acre garden, including the Worsley Welcome Garden, The Kitchen Garden and Moon Bridge Water.

    As the green-thumbed will know, seeing a garden mature over the years is a joy in itself so as one of the earliest visitors, you may want to come back to RHS Garden Bridgewater in years to come to see how it will bloom and grow.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    RHS Bridgewater

    RHS Bridgewater

    Included Highlights

    • RHS Bridgewater
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Images of RHS Bridgewater courtesy of ©RHS (Neil Hepworth)


Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester

Situated in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester is an 18th century manor house only three miles from the heart of Chester. Offering contemporary accommodation which majestically combines the past and present, the hotel’s décor is stylish yet in keeping with its 18th century origins. Guests can enjoy a culinary journey in the Garden Room and Terrace restaurant which benefits from views overlooking the walled gardens, or sample the extensive gin collection from the on-site bar. The real highlight of the hotel is the luxury spa, with a range of facilities including treatment rooms, thermal rooms, a gym and an outdoor thermal pool (extra charges may apply, please pay locally).

Most popular facilities

  • TV
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • Free Wifi

Hotel Facilities

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  • Safe Box in Reception
  • 24 Hour Front Desk


  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi


  • Lift

Additional Information

Images of RHS Bridgewater courtesy of ©RHS (Neil Hepworth)

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