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Dog Walking in Chester
Chester has a lot of history to offer with one of the best preserved city walls in Britain, the largest Roman Amphitheatre, and a 1000 year old Cathedral. The breathtaking ancient city has tons to discover, but can your dog join you in Chester? Of course, and we’ve found a few things you can do and places to visit with your doggy, so they don’t have to stay at home.
If you’re looking for dog walks in Chester you’re in luck. Chester Meadows, a great patch of grassland and wetland, lies just next to the city and along River Dee. It’s a popular spot of wildlife lovers and dog walkers. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing by the river taking in the views of city and watching boats on regatta day - pure bliss for you and your doggy.
Who doesn’t love a good sightseeing tour? As Chester is on the River Dee, which is a key part of the city, what better way to see it. Chester Boat offers a variety of boat sightseeing cruise packages and also Bus Tours, so you’ll be able to view the city in its entirety. What’s more they welcome dogs at no extra charge, they just need to sit on the top deck (the best seats in the house if you ask us!), their buses are dog friendly too. If you’d prefer to discover Chester on foot you can try Chester Tours which offer walking tours of the city and round the city walls.
Escape the bustle of city by heading to Delamere Forest a short train ride or car journey from the heart of Chester. Your dog is welcome to roam the forest too, and eve happy to accomodate a groups of dog walkers, just get in touch with them first. There are also a few lakes, a picnic area, shop and cafe for when you need to stop for a snack and when doggy needs a drink.
Another great place to walk a dog in Chester is the Countess of Chester Country Park, a good, urban park to walk your dog, borrowed or owned with open space for the pup to run around. Try downloading their map, it gives places to spot wildlife.
There’s a lot to discover in Chester so why not make a trip of it, and nothing should stop you from taking your doggy with you. There a host of dog friendly hotels in Chester why not try Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa located just outside the city and is surrounded by the scenic countryside. The hotel is family friendly and that also includes your dog.
The Townhouse Hotel, located in the heart of the historic city centre, it’s a hidden gem within the historic Roman Walls. With great views and over 30 luxury rooms you’re guaranteed a great spot to explore the city.
Where to eat in Chester with your dog
After a long day exploring the sites of Chester you’ll need to refuel with some hearty food and refreshing drinks. Chester has a few dog friendly restaurants and pubs you can visit. Try The Old Harkers Arms a proper old city London boozer but in the heart of Chester. With an innovative international menu, an outside dining area, and just on the river side you can enjoy the food and views, along with your furry friend.
A great place for a tasty afternoon meal is Commonhall Street Social. They source interesting and sometimes local craft ales and beverages, offering a “Brunch, Lunch and Munch menu” in the afternoons and the Later on menu, well, later on in the evening. What’s more, Sunday Roast just got 100 times better, as they offer a free Roast dinner for your pup - result!
Doggy hospitality seems to be key in Chester - the Albion Inn not only has great homemade food for humans but your doggy will be provided with a sausage and a bowl of cold water. Of course, for those dieting doggies, sausages are optional. Also near the centre of the city so a great place to stop off after a bit of dog walking.
Local vets in Chester
Here at BorrowMyDoggy we love sharing knowledge with our community so do have a few articles with Veterinary advice and our premium members also have access to our 24/7 Vet line. However, if you’re looking for a local vet in Chester here are few we’ve found.
The Storrar Practice was established in 1848 and has a long tradition of veterinary care in the Chester area. Their aim is to provide your pet with the best possible care with friendly and helpful service.
A popular vet choice across the UK is Vets4Pets, they, of course, have a branch in Chester inside Pets at Home. Their care is affordable, high quality care in a modern well equipped practice, they even have on site parking.
West of Chester is Ben Jones Veterinary Surgery opened in 2006 and has a modern clean reception and newly fitted operating suit.
Pet shops in Chester
Your one-stop shop for pet food, toys and equipment, you’ve guessed it Pets at Home. Treat your furry best friend to a new toy or treat, or even a new cosy bed. We’re sure they’ll love it.
Fancy treating your pup to the finest accessories Chester has to offer? Hugo & Otto offer a host of dog accessories from beds, bowls and collars. We not stop by with your dog and see what have to offer.