Chester Zoo

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General Information

Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s and Europe's largest Zoo’s, it is based in Chester, England. Chester Zoo was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead, it is currently owned by a charity by the name of ‘North of England Zoological Society’. The zoo covers 400 acres in total and is thought to have around 20,000 animals of 500 species on its land. It is considered as one of the world's best zoos.

Getting there

The zoo is accessible by most forms of transport if travelling by car the zoo’s entrance is just off the A41 and car parking is free and situated just outside of the main entrance. If travelling by train most train companies allow you to buy a ticket for the train to Chester, bus from the station to the zoo and ticket for the zoo at a discounted price. If travelling just by bus from Chester, get on the X8 from the train station which is a direct link.

Opening Times and Admission

The zoo is open seven days a week, times vary throughout the year but the main time for opening is from 10 am till around 5 pm, but it is advised to check the closing time as it varies throughout the year. The zoo has many places where you can eat and drink on its site and also has a shop where you can get goodies from your visit, with some of the profits going back to running the zoo and its conservation projects.

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