Chester

29 Reviews by Students #71 out of 422 University locations

Great. Would recommend. Thinking of living here when I finish uni

By Jemima Morey On 1st July 20

Study in Chester

Chester is located in the North West of England right on the border of England and Wales. The University of Chester occupies five campus sites in and around the city.

 

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University of Chester

The University of Chester is located in North West England, Cheshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 14,570 students are enrolled at the University of Chester.

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Chester Student Life

Chester is a small city packed with charm thanks to its long history which has been preserved. It’s perfect for students who want something a bit more low-key as it's more of a big town than a big city.

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member646650
10th March 20

Generally pricey…

Generally pricey unless it’s a student night
 

member646660
10th March 20

Not meany cheap options…

Not meany cheap options food wise.

member544204
4th December 19

Nice but expensive…

Chester is a nice but expensive place.

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great public transport and everything is in walking distance!

By member646380 On 4th March 20

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Shopping

Chester has all the shopping that you will need with all the high street favourites. You can find independent gems, vintage shops and galleries when you stroll around the hidden cobbled streets of the city. Even if you hate shopping, you still need to visit The Rows which is a unique 13th Century building that has shops, cafes and restaurants. If you are after some great discounts take a 15-minute drive outside the city to Cheshire Oaks which is the UK’s largest outlet shopping destination.

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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s largest zoos, there’s over 35,000 animals over 128 acres of zoological gardens and just a 10-minute drive from Chester city. Look out for ‘Chester Zoo Lates’ where you can enjoy cocktails whilst seeing the animals at night.

 

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River Dee

The River Dee flows through the city and has a pretty promenade with cafes, restaurants and pubs. It is home to the oldest rowing regatta and you’ll often see sailers, rowers and canoeists going up and down. A must do activity is getting on the water yourself by hiring a pedalo!

 

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Peak District

From Chester you can be at the Peak District National Park in just over an hour’s drive. So don your hiking boots, grab a backpack and breathe in that fresh mountain air! 

 

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Liverpool

If you are after some time in a bigger city you can get to Liverpool in 45 minutes by train. Liverpool is a buzzing city with plenty to do, whether you are looking for culture, restaurants, shopping or a night out, it's well worth a visit. 

 

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North Wales

Just across the Welsh border there is lots to explore for a day trip or even longer. There is a stunning coastline, stunning mountains and historical sites. Easily accessible by train, head to popular spots such as Llandudno, Snowdonia and Anglesey.

Top 10 Chester Accommodation

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35 Parkgate Road 5 /5

Great place to be, very good location...

#2
5 /5
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Powys Court 5 /5

Best facilities this hall also many but not available live date ....

#3
4.29 /5
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Cheyney Road 4.29 /5

cleaners are also not included in the 8k fees, which came as an unpleasant surprise...

#4
4.22 /5
(29 reviews)

Tramways, Chester 4.22 /5

Very helpful and supportive staff. I feel completely safe living at tramways and never have any issues. I would definitely recommend and have rebooked...

#5
4.04 /5
(12 reviews)

Sumner House 4.04 /5

Lovely accommodation, friendly staff...

#6
4 /5
(1 reviews)

Chronicle House 4 /5

Private halls located in the centre of town, great to walk to Queens Park Campus or Riverside....

#7
3.92 /5
(5 reviews)

Fisher House 3.92 /5

made friends for life in these halls, the rooms are basic but very clean and right outside the student union - which is good for drunken nights but no...

#8
3.82 /5
(4 reviews)

Lancaster Hall 3.82 /5

Got a tiny room but all in all luved my roomates and location...

#9
3.78 /5
(18 reviews)

Grosvenor House 3.78 /5

I loved living in Grosvenor house! It was great in first year to have my own kitchen and bathroom in my room. A lot of the reviews say it is antisoc...

#10
3.73 /5
(10 reviews)

Manchester Hall 3.73 /5

The people in our halls are pretty bad that's the worst thing. Room sizes are great though...

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member551856
31st October 2020

all good thats why...

all good thats why I chose here read more

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member551229
19th September 2020

Great city, lovely place...

Great city, lovely place to live in, shame the University is a s******* read more

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member1251180
17th September 2020

Chester is the perfect...

Chester is the perfect city, with or without a vehicle. Its small enough to walk everywhere in town but also big enough it does not feel small and everyone is ontop of eachother! read more

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member1350145
30th July 2020

public transport is highly...

public transport is highly rated as it can get me out of Chester quicker than the speed of light. eating out: there are a few good places to eat out but some of them (opera grill) are way too overpriced for microwaved food. Shopping: only in first year did I use the town centre for shopping but now that the town centre is practically dead, Cheshire oaks and the Trafford centre in Manchester are the nearest decent shopping areas. read more

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28th July 2020

Cheser is a lovely city,...

Cheser is a lovely city, especially when it comes to shopping. the cost of living here isn't that high as it's an affordable city. read more

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Jemima Morey
1st July 2020

Great. Would recommend....

Great. Would recommend. Thinking of living here when I finish uni read more

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10th March 2020

Not meany cheap options...

Not meany cheap options food wise. read more

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member946654
10th March 2020

Chester is a lovely town...

Chester is a lovely town with plenty of activities to do read more

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10th March 2020

Generally pricey unless...

Generally pricey unless it’s a student night read more

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member1346514
6th March 2020

Chester is a beautiful...

Chester is a beautiful city, not too big, not too small! Love it! read more

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6th March 2020

Love chester, it may...

Love chester, it may be small but it packs a punch read more

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member1046407
4th March 2020

Chester is a beautiful...

Chester is a beautiful city. Not too small, not too big. Everything is within walking distance, perfect for those who aren’t able to travel via car. read more

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member746397
4th March 2020

I think Chester is a...

I think Chester is a lovely city for students who are looking for something a little more lowkey as it’s more of a big town than a city read more

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member846390
4th March 2020

Good facilities all round...

Good facilities all round and great retail park nearby. Outlet with games/cinema read more

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member1146384
4th March 2020

Nice city to live in,...

Nice city to live in, bad for parking tho. read more

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member946382
4th March 2020

Chester is a lovely place,...

Chester is a lovely place, clean and lively. read more

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4th March 2020

great public transport...

great public transport and everything is in walking distance! read more

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member546381
4th March 2020

Lovely city and with...

Lovely city and with good views read more

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member544204
4th December 2019

Chester is a nice but...

Chester is a nice but expensive place. read more

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Jess McGlinchey
26th November 2019

Chester is beautiful...

Chester is beautiful and always has something going on. read more

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Lea1234
22nd November 2019

Everyone is friendly....

Everyone is friendly. Good range of shops, eating out facilities. read more

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member943099
2nd November 2019

Small city but with Liverpool...

Small city but with Liverpool nearby this is never a problem. Safe feeling environment. Plenty of restaurants and bars with dance floors despite there only being 2 nightclubs read more

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Loz_Foster
9th September 2019

Love this city!! Staying...

Love this city!! Staying here after uni 100% read more

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member1011330
17th July 2015

A beautiful city with...

A beautiful city with a good range of shops and restaurants. Not a huge variety of clubs but still is a good night out in the main nightclubs and bars. read more

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member711324
16th July 2015

A beautiful city with...

A beautiful city with a really good nightlife and a good variety of places to eat and shop, don't forget the Zoo! read more

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member129161
13th June 2015

Chester is a beautiful...

Chester is a beautiful city and I feel proud to live there! The uni is right near the city centre, the shops are great and the bars/restaurants are wonderful and there is so much to choose from. Nightlife isn't the most exciting but it's a quaint place with a really friendly feel - there's always something to do. read more

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