South of Liverpool and situated on the banks of the River Dee, Chester is also near the Welsh border leading to its famous hills and coastline. Founded as a Roman fort, Chester’s four main roads still trace the lines laid by its early settlers almost 2,000 years ago.
You’ll swear you’ve stepped back in time when you glimpse Chester’s intact medieval walls, black and white half-timber buildings, and cobblestoned streets. A monument to historic charm, be sure to check out the Rows, a series of sunken shop spaces that are a trademark of the area. Roman-era ruins and an amphitheater can be explored as well.
To learn more about Chester’s unique past, pay a visit to the Grosvenor Museum, which features a collection of art and Roman tombstones. The Chester Zoo is the largest in the U.K. and provides a hands-on escape for the whole family.
Enjoy a day browsing the shops of one of Chester’s original Roman roads, now lined with friendly businesses – Bridge Street, Northgate, and Eastgate Street are all good places to start. For more enclosed shopping areas, the Grosvenor Shopping Center and Forum are also fantastic places to hunt down the big brands.
Be sure to enjoy a day at the races during your visit to Chester at its glitzy and famed Chester Racecourse – always a hot destination to see and be seen.
Frequent trains connect Chester to destinations in Wales, Liverpool, Manchester, and London Euston station. Liverpool and Manchester’s airports are also easily reached.
Enjoy all the conveniences and service of our modern Chester hotels, while basking in the old-fashioned atmosphere and hospitality. Our comfortable rooms and top-of-the-line values will leave you rejuvenated and ready for any adventure.
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