Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Parkgate Road, Ledsham Wirral South Wirral, Chester, Cheshire, CH66 9PB, United Kingdom
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel
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Average
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Poor
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TRAVEL GATWICK TO CHESTER

by giela

I'm looking for a shuttle service, coach/bus company, other than National Express, from Gatwick (London) to Chester (Manchester). Trains are too complicated and British Airways are the only carrier direct- unfortunately times unsuitable on Saturdays.

Re: TRAVEL GATWICK TO CHESTER

by Jill2002

Trains should be ok. Just don't get one where you have to change stations across London. The changes at stations are really easy to do and if there no-one there to ask which station platform to go to - just go to the ticket office and they will point you in the right direction. I think this is the best option - other than getting a taxi all the way which will be VERY expensive. Check out the train times at www.thetrainline.com

Jill.

Re: TRAVEL GATWICK TO CHESTER

by leics

Trains will be fine (and not complicated at all). www.nationalrail.co.uk will give you all the information you need.

But if you want cheaper travel then National Express is the only operator which is likely to make the journey to Chester (or Manchester). There's nothing wrong with them, btw; they offer a perfectly functional and reliable service. www.nationalexpress.com

Re: TRAVEL GATWICK TO CHESTER

by Britannia2

You can travel direct from Gatwick to Manchester on Virgin Trains ( www.virgintrains.co.uk) but the service is not frequent. In Manchester change at Picadilly for Chester.
On my home page are two links to buying cheaper rail travel in the UK.
If you cannot go direct you would need to take a London bound train in to Victoria and then go to Euston for a direct train to Chester (it would be Holyhead bound) and again this train would be Virgin.

Travel Tips for Chester

Chester's finest online guide...

by knowhowe2

To all who are interested in our lovely city, we present 'Chester: a Virtual Stroll Around the Walls'- www.bwpics.co.uk/chester.html

It's an informal- but very informative- guided tour of the most complete circuit of Roman/ medieval city walls in the UK and contains original photographs, drawings and maps, colourful tales from history and recorded impressions from over 800 years of Chester's visitors.
In addition, we have news of local environmental and planning developments, links to interesting places, and lots of regularly-updated useful information for the scholar and visitor. We welcome your visit!

If you're visiting Chester, join us to explore the world famous walls- the most complete in Britain- and discover the rest of our lovely city as well. Quick introductory tours of the city centre or lengthy and detailed study walks upon specific themes, the choice is yours. Available all year round, reasonably priced, friendly, informal and very informative- www.bwpics.co.uk/guidedwalks.html

cross the Dee bridge

by Jonathan_C

When you get to the old Dee bridge go ahead and cross over to the Handbridge side. There you'll share a quiet moment in Edgar's field with the Minerva shrine and some excellent outcroppings of the local red sandstone. Just above these is St. Mary's, a lovely spot for a rest.

Bear and Billet

by sandysmith about Bear and Billet

The interior decor is quite cosy with oak beams and a nautical theme.
We just had a drink here at the end of a lovely day in Chester with Steve, Susan and Sabsi, but the food looked good and plentiful.

The Roodee

by Balam

Chester Racecourse is on the site of what was once the Roman Port and it was once an island or at least a partial one as the River once swept in a curve around it's eastern side beneath the city walls and it was at this point that the Romans built their Port. The name Roodee means Island of the cross and there is still a Medieval cross that stands alone in the middle of the Racecourse.
It is one of the Oldest Racecourses in Britain and it originated as the Men and Boys of the town used to divide into teams each shrove tuesday far a mad game based on getting a football from the Rhoodee to the Common hall (town hall), things got violent and so in 1541 Henry Gee the Mayor cancelled the game and instead put up a Cup for a horse race and an Archery contest.

Races are held May to September with the highlight of the year being the May Festival which is the largest followed by The most spectacular Roman Race day in June and the more social meeting in July and the August meeting which includes the biggest family fun day of any racecourse in Britain.

Disabled racegoers each with one companion may enter restricted areas free of charge, passes issued from the marquee

The Eastgate Arch

by Balam

The Iron work clock over the Eastgate Arch is over 100 years old and was originally concieved to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 but it was completed and installed 2 years later in time for the Queens 80th birthday. It is probably the most photographed clock in the world after Big Ben.
The Arch beneith it stands where two gates once stood. The first was built by the Romans and consisted of two massive stone arches and flanking towers that guarded the main road from London to York.
The Second was built in the middle ages and had two octagonal towers that were four storeys high. These were demolished in 1766 to make way for the present arch.
If you don't walk all around the City Walls it is certainly worth climbing the steps at the side of the arch to view the clock and the great views of Eastgate Street.

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Address: Parkgate Road, Ledsham Wirral South Wirral, Chester, Cheshire, CH66 9PB, United Kingdom