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  • History (1735)
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Chester was highly rated for history by 12 guests from the United States!

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What is it in Chester that makes history come to life?

Philip
Philip, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

Chester was founded in Roman times and is the only place in England where you can walk around the complete Roman city walls, including going over a number of old city gates. The Rows in the centre of the city are unique mediaeval shopping streets on two levels and also have distinctive black and white fronts. With an old cathedral and plenty of other nooks and crannies to explore, it really is a beautiful city.

Is there more to shopping in Chester than just brand-name stores?

WolfHook
WolfHook, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

It's quite easy to miss shops in Chester as due to the historic buildings they have two levels. Your eye is naturally drawn to the lower level shops causing you to almost ignore the upper levels. There is more than brand names here, Chester hasn't quite become the typical magnolia, homogenised, brain numbingly boring town centre that plague our lands. But if you absolutely can't live without a Costa Coffee or a River Island then Chester does have it.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Chester.

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Chester has everything for any family, father may like the historical parts as it is all very interesting, Mother as there are fantasic shops with gifts galore. Daughter for all the clothes shops and the son with all the sporting links and sporting shops also.........just an all round perfect place for a short break...

What's so impressive about the cathedrals in Chester?

Anonymous, Unknown location

21 days ago Report

There is so much to see. From the stained glass windows to the ceiling-bosses, misericords, vaulting, mosaics, decorated ceilings and tiling! And a fantastic refectory café! all this free with a suggested £4 donation.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Catherine
Catherine, Canada

23 days ago Report

Chez Jules, The Architect, Fine Dining - 1539 at the Racecourse. Chatwins (bakery with restaurant upstairs)

How can you enjoy the sights in Chester while avoiding the crowds?

Michael
Michael, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Tour allows you to hop on and off at your leisure. The commentary is good with a guide in the morning and tape in the afternoon.

Are the animals well taken care of in Chester? What did you like and what didn't you like?

Lynn
Lynn, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

Didn't like that most of the animals could only be viewed behind glass. The red ape viewing gallery was very claustrophobic and unnecessary. Confusing layout even with the map.

What's the best way to make the most of Chester by foot?

Kevin
Kevin, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

Again, walking the city wall, It takes you anywhere and everywhere in Chester without traffic to contend with!

Why do you recommend Chester for food?

stephen
stephen, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

An excellent mix of pub grub ,cultural mix and gourmet cooking in a wide range of settings

Why do people say Chester can be seen best by foot?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Chesters main shopping area is a delight to just walk slowly through , the old buildings are beautiful.

What makes the people from Chester so friendly? Tell us your story.

Hazel
Hazel, United Kingdom

11 hours ago Report

Friendly in all the shops we were served in, the hotel we stayed in and people generally. Chatty without being intrusive. Relaxed, easy going and helpful.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Chester.

Susan
Susan, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Chester is a beautiful place. It has everything for everybody know matter your age you will always find it here.

What makes fine dining in Chester stand out?

Graham
Graham, United Kingdom

2 days ago Report

Choice of cuisine. Italian, French, Indian, Chinese. Also price ranges
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Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Chester.

Sue
Sue, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

The walls
Clock tower
Cathedral
Roman ruins

What were the best places for wandering in Chester's old town?

Graham
Graham, United Kingdom

2 days ago Report

The Walls, around the Cathedral area, The Rows and Watergate St at night.

Why is the atmosphere in Chester something people rave about?

Stuart
Stuart, Australia

5 days ago Report

People were very friendly & helpful. The shops, historical buildings & restaurants were all first class. We would return.

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in Chester?

Brian
Brian, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

Choice of English ale and local ale! plus the locals and many overseas visitors!
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What makes Chester the best place to max out your credit cards?

Graeme
Graeme, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

All the exclusive brands are represented in the city centre

Why are the monuments in Chester noteworthy?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth, United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

The buildings have been preserved beautifully but incorporate modern shops. The wall surrounding Chester is there to be walked on, giving a real feel for the history of the place.

What effect did the scenery in Chester have on you?

Louise
Louise, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Chester is a beautiful city with gorgeous buildings wherever you look. You can just walk around and see history everywhere - even spud-u-like has a Roman hypocaust in the basement

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