Chester is one of the more historic towns in England. It is a popular place to visit for day trippers as many visitors like to come to Chester to see the Roman ruins. In addition, there are many other sites to see while in Chester as well as things to do. Shopping in Chester is popular as is taking a walk along The Groves, a popular riverside promenade in Chester. The cathedral in Chester is one of the few that were not dissolved by King Henry VIII simply because he liked the look of it.
Chester lies on the banks of the river Dee and is the county town of Cheshire. It can trace its history back to at least the Roman occupation of Britain and many of the roads in the town still follow their Roman roots. The Chester city walls are a mixture of the original medieval walls and ones that were rebuilt in the Victorian era, although a few sections have been in existence for almost two thousand years. The walls surrounding the city are the most complete in the whole of the UK and stretch for almost two miles.
Shoppers in Chester can explore the local "Rows": two levels of shopping galleries that date back to medieval times. There are also two other main indoor shopping centres as well as an indoor market, all with lots of things to keep shopaholics happy.
The Chester canal was built in the late 1700's and provided an important trade route into the city. Nowadays, it is still in use with pleasure boaters and you can watch them navigate the canals and locks from the canalside.
Chester's city walls mark out the boundary of the original medieval city and are a major tourist attraction in the town. The cathedral has been standing on the same site since at least 1093 although it is thought that it was a place of worship well before that time. It was extensively restored in the nineteenth century, bringing it back to its former glory.
During the summer, you may be lucky enough to experience one of the mystery plays that are performed in the city. There is also a music festival in the summer as well as a literature festival. You will need to book your hotel accommodation well in advance to make sure that you get a room in these busy times.