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a Historic City in the county of Cheshire

River Dee Chester - August 2009
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About Chester

A great deal is to be found in this pleasant City to connect Chester with its illustrious past but the source of its distinctive character, is the galleried tiers of shops known as - The Rows. There is something of great enchantment about these wonderful buildings that causes people from all over to visit time and time again.

Founded by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, Chester is the only City in England to have preserved its Medieval Walls in their entirety and they form parts of the original roman defences.

Chester was an important military station and trading town until the romans withdrew from Britain. History tells us that the site then became deserted and remained so for five centuries. Gradually, the Medieval town began to flourish as a Port until the silting of the Dee during the 15th-century brought a decline in trade. The City continued as a commercial centre and its fortunes revived during the rich 18th and 19th-centuries.

To-day, there remains many beautiful buildings from all periods of Chester's long history. The handsome, sandstone Cathedral dates from the 14th-century. It is noted for its intricate and richly carved woodwork, the Lady Chapel and the Cloisters. Of the Black and White buildings to be seen, the most outstanding are - God's Providence House, Bishop Lloyd's House and Old Leche House and there are many old timbered inns. The ornate clock above Eastgate was erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Among the city's other attractions are several interesting museums.

Chester is a lively, bustling city, in which you will find much of interest to occupy your time. It offers the visitor every possible facility from genteel gardens to nightlife and the shopping experience is superb. Chester's adjacent countryside is quiet and peaceful with some pretty spots in which to tarry and enjoy a picnic. Close-by there is a Battle site dating 1645 and this is surrounded by a host of pretty villages.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Chester

The Eastgate Clock in Chester, is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.

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Residential Estates, Kings Building in Chester, Cheshire, England

Residential Estates, Kings Building

Chester, Cheshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Residential Estates, Kings Building offers accommodation in Chester. The property is 400 metres from Chester Racecourse and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is featured ....
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Watergate Apartment in Chester, Cheshire, England

Watergate Apartment

Chester, Cheshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Situated 300 metres from Chester Racecourse and 4.4 km from Chester Zoo, Watergate Apartment offers accommodation in Chester. Watergate Apartment features views of the city and is 300 metres from Gros...
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Thirty Six in Chester, Cheshire, England

Thirty Six

Chester, Cheshire, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Thirty Six is a two-bedroom modern townhouse located only 10 minutes’ walk from Chester Racecourse and the centre of Chester. It offers 2 guest rooms with free WiFi and access to a shared luxury bat...
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Whitegates in Chester, Cheshire, England


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Hush House

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Roomzzz Chester City

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Chester Apartments

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