A Visit to the Roman city of Chester in England -10 things not to miss.


If you are coming to Chester or are thinking about visiting this lovely town in the North West of England, here are 10 things not to miss. 

1.The Cross – situated right in the centre and dates back to medieval times. It’s a good meeting point and place to start.

Chester The Cross
Chester The Cross

2.The Boot – One of the oldest pubs and situated on the  upper Rows of Eastgate. Very reasonably priced beers also.

Chester The Boot Inn
Chester The Boot Inn

3.The Walls – No visit is complete without a walk on the walls. The picture below is at the highest point near North Gate and the bottom picture is taken near the Roman Gardens.

Chester The Walls
Chester The Walls
Chester The Walls
Chester The Walls
 

4. The Racecourse– One of the best days out in Chester. If you can, get a ticket to the Long Room. Expensive but worth it. 

Chester The Racecourse
Chester The Racecourse

5. The Groves – It’s lovely to sit here any watch the world go by. In summer there are bands playing in the Victorian band stand. 

Chester The Groves and River Dee
Chester The Groves and River Dee

6. East Gate Clock – Said to be the second most photographed Clock in the UK after Big Ben. You can’t miss this.

Chester The Eastgate Clock
Chester The Eastgate Clock

7. The Cathedral – It’s free to get in and you can spend an hour or more looking at one of the many exhibitions they have on show.

Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral

8. Storyhouse – This theatre, come library, come cinema, come restaurant opened in May 2017. It’s a great place to spend some time, but many shows do sell out, so book well in advance.

Chester Storyhouse
Chester Storyhouse

9. Town Hall
– In the centre of town, directly opposite the cathedral sits the town hall. It has open days so check in advance to see if it it’s open.

Chester Town Hall
Chester Town Hall

10. Roman Gardens – All the Roman artefacts found during digging are located here including the Roman baths. Next door is the ampitheatre which is also worth a look.

Chester Roman Garden
Chester Roman Garden
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