Welcome to Chester, UK by:Chris Morton
Chester is a city filled with history and romance
. Formed as a site of Roman inhabitants the city has grown to be one of the most glorious and interesting cities in the north west of England.
Chester began its journey to becoming one of the most historical cities in England when the Romans landed there in AD70. The Romans initial interest in Chester stemmed from the fact that it is situated at the head of the River Dee. Careful investigation at the Chester Racecourse, also known as the Roodee, will reveal the remains of initial city walls; which is built where the old harbour of Chester once was.
The architecture of the city of Chester has developed over years and years from the start made by the Romans and is now deeper in detail and interest. Examples of neoclassical, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian influences flood the surroundings making any visit quite awe-inspiring.
The city walls for which Chester is famous for and are frequently the feature of photographs offer an ideal starting point for your visit to the city. Walk around the thought-provoking and enlightening two mile circuit of walls; the most complete wall enclosure of any city in Britain; giving the chance to view many of Chester's famous monuments. Similarly to the rest of Chester, the walls were first erected by the Romans to defend the 'castra' or Roman fort. Settlers to the city have made their own additions and deletions with the resulting walls having been added to as recently as the 1960s.
Chester has a variety of interesting places to find out more about the stories behind its formation. A number of builings and grounds in Chester are considered Heritage Sites. They are looked after very well by Chester City and are always pleasant to go and see.
The Cheshire Military Museum has valuable information about past wars and Cheshire regiments and can be found in the fascinating grounds of the once glorious Chester Castle.
The Grosvenor Museum gives an insight into the life of the Victorians in Chester, as well as being home to regular modern exhibits.
One of the essential sights to see in Chester is the Chester Cathedral. The unique and detailed architecture and art within the Chester Cathedral will melt away those with no previous interest in places of worship.
Chester tours guides are a good way to see hidden aspects of Chester which you would not otherwise experience.
Tours can be taken on foot, by River Boat or on a city bus.
When the sightseeing is done it is time to start shopping. It is hard to avoid the sense of history surrounding you even if the aim of your visit is to go home laden with shopping bags. Shopping is a great experience in Chester whatever your desired purchase. Chester has all the high street names and for truly unique and special gifts you can visit Chester Market Hall. All this is located in a mixture of modern malls and the notoriously famous Chester Rows.
To complete your day visit one of the many and varied restaurants, bars or pubs. The perfect place to take a rest whilst you remember the best bits of your day and organise your next day out in Chester.
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