Chester is the county town in the county of Cheshire and is of great historical interest, from Roman times to the present day.
Noted for its magnificent two-tier medieval arcades that are full of great little shops. Chester ranks as one of the most highly places to visit in England. Chester is close to Presthaven Sands.
Chester History - originally settled by the Romans in the first century AD, some of the roman structure still survives today. Later, Chester came under attack by the Vikings who sailed up the river in their long ships. By Georgian times the port was virtually gone. Many new houses were built by the townsfolk and Chester prospered, most of which can be seen today in the little shops and covered alleys.
Chester Shopping - no matter what the weather, Chester has some great shopping centres, with shops to suit all tastes. From rows of 700 year old 2-tiered covered shops to up to the minute shopping galleries. Including shops, art galleries, gifts, jewellery, fashion and much more.
Chester Zoo - is one of the largest zoos in the UK , housing over 20.000 animals you will be sure of a great day out with plenty to see. With shows and displays – don’t miss feeding times.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway - is the railway, built in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the Duke of Westminster’s railway at nearby Eaton Hall, is popular with young and old alike and has become one of Chester’s top tourist attractions. They operate steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake in Chester’s Grosvenor Park.
Chester Racecourse - is the oldest racecourse still in operation in the world. The first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539. The racecourse hosts 15 flat race meetings a year between May to September as well as numerous other events throughout the year. A range of restaurants is available on the concourse.
Chester in Lego
Chester in Lego - is a lego recreation of the city of Chester featuring many of its landmarks including the walls, Eastgate clock and the rows.
Cheshire Military Museum
Cheshire Military Museum - tells the fascinating story of the Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century right through to the present day. Learn about the wars they fought, experience life in the trenches for a World War One soldier, and immerse you self in the history of the soldiers.