Boughton Hall, Chester

Local area

We know that easily accessible amenities are key to a fulfilled retirement, and at Boughton Hall you are perfectly situated just a short stroll from day-to-day local facilities, with the abundant culture, shopping, restaurants, leisure and entertainment options of Chester just under a mile away.

Horseracing at Chester racecourse


There’s never a dull moment when it comes to entertaining visitors. There are plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes and a visit to the renowned Chester Racecourse is always a great day out. If you have grandchildren visiting and they need to be kept busy, there’s Chester Zoo, the Blue Planet Aquarium and Chester Cathedral Falconry.



The ancient city of Chester has an exceptionally rich architectural and archaeological history. With its spectacular city walls, the recently restored Roman Amphitheatre and the Eastgate Clock, said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben, it makes for a fascinating day out. The 1,000-year-old cathedral features Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings and hosts many concerts, attractions and events.

Enjoy an array of boutique shops in Chester


Chester offers a fantastic shopping experience, with a mix of shopping centres, fashion boutiques and high street stores. Wander the city’s cobbled streets and narrow lanes and you’ll also come across art galleries and independent shops selling specialist food, jewellery and gifts. For a unique experience, the famous ‘Rows’ comprise 700-year-old two-tier shopping galleries and a further choice of shops, bars and restaurants.

It’s also worth heading a little further out, if you’re looking for luxury fashion bargains, to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village, around seven miles from Boughton Hall.