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Chester Travel Guide: 485 reviews and 1,236 photos

Chester is the County town of Cheshire. A blend of medieval and Roman encaptured within its city walls. This 2,000 year old city attracts visitors from all over the world. Beautiful buildings, half timbered houses, cobbled alleyways to explore, cafes, bars and restaurants to revive you and shops to browse or spend your money in.

Chester is also a great base to stay. Only a cockstride from Wales with its many castles, the coast of Wales and North West England, Liverpool, Manchester and the Lake District all within easy reach.

Here in Chester is also their famous racecourse and Chester Zoo is nearby. The Town Crier dressed up in his regala ringing his bell to his cries of 'Oyez, Oyez, Oyez. Not rogetting Chester's Roman Amphitheatre which is the largest in Britain and then Eastgate clock perched on the bridge supposedly the most photographed clock in the world after Big Ben in London.

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  • In a nutshell:Old and new and a river too!
  • Last visit to Chester: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 17, 2006
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2010 at 4:25 AM

    Some really useful information for our VT Meet on 3 July! Gillybob greetings

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2007 at 5:25 PM

    Really lovely page. After reading your page, I see how many things we missed seeing in 1984!! T!he river cruise seems like a wonderful thing to do while there!

  • paulapes's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 5:48 PM

    Great pages and tips, Di. Very interesting pages! Paula

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2006 at 7:49 AM

    Yummy updates Di.. you ate in a crypt? :-) Crusing down the river sounds lovely. Love the walks. Great additions Di.

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    May 20, 2006 at 8:14 AM

    Enjoyed reading yr Chester tips! My dad lives between Ruthin and Denbigh so I have visited several times for shopping or a slap up meal. Very interesting to learn a bit about the place. Have a good weekend.Greetings from Budapest.Tim

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    May 19, 2006 at 2:27 PM

    Chester seems to have all that I associate an ancient English town with: some Roman remains, a cathedral, town walls, a jail and of course its ghosts. Sounds like a lovely place. The boat trip must have been great. Brilliant pictures and excellent tips.

  • May 2, 2006 at 1:48 PM

    Great info and pictures of Chester, Dianne. Thank you. Best regards.

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 2:05 PM

    Very good photos of Chester with interesting information as usual Diane.

  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2006 at 7:41 PM

    Chester sounds very interesting as well! So many places to visit and so little time! ~ Andy

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    Apr 23, 2006 at 11:00 AM

    An interesting presentation of Chester. Thanks.

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