Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Chester is adorable! It's a historic walled city and you can still walk along the wall around the city. I love the black and white Tudor style buildings too! There's also a Roman ampitheather and a pretty canal you can take a stroll along. It's a very pretty city and a nice place to walk around.
Only with an hour to spend here, but we sure made the most of time and Chester is absolutely lovely! With its unique architecture and rows (a higher outside level on the high street), it really is a pleasure to walk around the city. Thrown in with this is the history, where there is a castle and castle walls to walk around, with a river close by and Roman sites dotted around. Definitely worth the visit.
Chester is a walled Roman-built city with a lot of history. The city is said to be haunted, and there is an ancient heating system underneath the streets that can be explored at certain stores around town (like Jigsaw). There are plenty of pubs, historic landmarks, great places to eat, and fun activities.
Chester is located on the River Dee and very close the border with Wales. I've stayed within this walled city several times while on business over the years. Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort. Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago. Chester was also one of the last towns in England to fall to the Normans in the Norman conquest of England. Chester has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are actually Victorian restorations. Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in the British Isles, and I've walked the entire perimeter several times. There's also a cool horse track at one end of which I'd love to attend some day.