What's On In Chester?
Boasting no less than 2,000 years of heritage and history, Chester pulls off
a unique balancing act between modern cosmopolitan and traditional. The city is the regional capital of Cheshire located in the North-West of England with the nearby old Welsh capital Wrexham about a twenty minute drive away. Other nearby towns of importance
are Crewe famed for the Bentley
factory and rail junction, Warrington and the nearby refinery town of Ellesmere Port.
With a breathtaking two-mile ring of medieval walls surrounding the city,
Chester's immediate impact is one of living history and a gateway to centuries
gone by. The fingerprints of the Romans are all over the city and are particularly
welcome when it comes to their superb town planning! Despite the city offering dozens
of landmarks and architectural highlights, the tightly knitted network of cobbled streets
allow almost everything to be seen on foot in a single day.
Any relaxed and random amble will be enough to take in an incredible panorama of
medieval times, although be sure not to miss out on the stunning wall gates and the
impressive Roman Amphitheatre.
2,000 years of history certainly wasn't going to leave Chester short on landmarks,
with the thousand year-old Chester Cathedral and Grosvenor Part always proving to be
particular favourites with visitors. But don't be surprised if you see the occasional
very large aircraft fly overhead, as just over the Welsh border to the west is Broughton,
home Airbus's UK factory and where the giant wings are made for the world's most modern p
Dining options in Chester range from casual bistros to elegant black-tie establishments
and everything imaginable in between. The city is also a paradise for budding chefs, with
an extensive array of daily farmers' markets and traditional butchers, bakers and grocers
offering only the finest local produce.
And for those looking for a little much-needed retail therapy, Chester's famous 'The
Rows' offers two elegant stories of exclusive boutiques in unique surroundings, including
what is believed to be the oldest shop in England, alongside a few of the more conventional
High Street chains.