Buckingham House "Chester's Best Kept Secret"

38 Hough Green, Chester, CH4 8JQ, United Kingdom
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Satisfaction Average
Excellent
40%
12
Very Good
16%
5
Average
16%
5
Poor
3%
1
Terrible
23%
7

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  • Families25
  • Couples69
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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Travel Tips for Chester

Chester Zoo

by bugalugs

Chester Zoo is a very popular place and is only 2 miles north of Chester in Upton-by-Chester.
Havent been for a while so havent got a recent picture so will put one of the ducks on the river instead :-)
For further information on the zoo click on the link

Not as great as its reputation

by Rachael71 about Pastarazzi

Pastarazzi is an award-winning restaurant in the city centre, formerly known as 'Paparazzi'. It is beautiful inside, and you feel you are somewhere quite special. I have to say that we weren't that impressed though. The food was very good, but the restaurant itself was incredibly noisy. Maybe we were unlucky, as we seemd to be there the same night as a birthday party, but my boyfriend and I found ourselves unable to talk to each other over the racket. When you are paying Pastarazzi prices you expect a certain ambience, and it just didn't have it. You can pay less and have a much better experience elsewhere in Chester. I have chicken stuffed with sausage meat. It was really good, but I must confess that I chose it simply because I was so intrigued by the pretentious description!

Not always a cathedral

by MarvintheMartian

The story of Chester Cathedral can be traced back to the time of the Saxon Minster, which in 907 housed the remains of St Werburgh. During the period from 1092 to 1540 the Benedictine Abbey of St Werburgh flourished on the same ground. The story continues with the foundation of a Cathedral for Chester Diocese by Henry VIII in 1541, and on to our own day. As a result, the present building contains materials belonging to every Christian century since the tenth.

The Water of Life

by iwys

Stephen Broadbent's bronze sculpture, the Water of Life, in Chester Cathedral cloister garden, is one of the most beautiful in the world. It was completed in 1994 and is 3.3m high. It depicts the encounter between Jesus and the woman of Samaria, as told in John's gospel.

" Jesus said, ' The water that I shall give will be an inner spring always welling up for eternal life.'" John 4:14

Kaleyards Gate

by iwys

Kaleyards Gate is a 13th century postern that opened into the monks' vegetable gardens. In 1275 King Edward I allowed the monks of St Werburgh Abbey to breach the city walls, as long as the gate did not permit the entry of a man on horseback, so as to prevent attack. In a 700-year-old tradition, it is locked at 9pm every night to secure the city inside its walls.

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