Built by the Romans on the borders of England and Wales, Chester has welcomed visitors for centuries. You can still walk the ancient city walls (the most complete in the country) to
catch a glimpse of the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and admire the architectural beauty of Chester Cathedral
. This historic city is renowned for its striking black and white half timbered buildings which include the medieval ‘Rows’, the two-tier shopping galleries unique to Chester. Chester offers a lively nightlife with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and live music venues.
A boat cruise on the River Dee is a delightful way to spend time on a summer's day with 30-minute and two-hour trips available. Dating back to the 16th century, Chester Racecourse is reputedly the oldest in the country and Chester Zoo
, with over 7000 animals, is one of the finest in Europe and offers a fun day out for the entire family.
Close to Chester are the beautiful gardens of Tatton, Ness and Bodnant, a number of outstanding stately homes
, historic medieval castles and the mountains of North Wales.