As well as the town crier, Chester has another unusual character on its streets.
This roman soldier is quite harmless and is available for tours of the city and will be happy to explain its roman history.
Just ask at the tourist centre.
Chinese to die for.....
Mayfower is tipical takeaway joint, but the food is to die for... lemon chiken, crispy shredded beef, sesame prowns on toast..... well the list is endles.giv them a ring and try their food.They also home deliver. so you do noy need to live the sofa and your favorite TV program.
Magnificently Restored Buildings
The rows are wonderfully restored period buildings (shops) in the main st of Chester.
Its wonderful to wander round here and imagine what it actually looked like in times gone by. You get a good idea anyhows.
walk the walls
The walls of Chester provide a lovely promenade around the center city. From here you'll see most of the sights that you'll want to visit up close later.
If you're looking for Roman remains, remember that these are the reconstructed medieval walls, two sides of which lay on top of remnants of the old Roman walls. The stones laid by the Romans that are still visible are actually quite few.
You might be lucky and be in Chester in time to catch one of the races at the famous Chester Racecourse. Or you, like me, might be lucky enough to attend a soiree there for the creme de la creme of Cheshire society. True story. For one brief shining moment, my then-girlfriend (I guess I can call her that) and I were treading the light fantastic at a party for Cheshire's best and brightest. Again, in an alternate universe, I might be there now...
But if neither of these events occur, you can still enjoy the sight of the racecourse as it streches from wall to river. It's quite lovely, in a pastoral, equine sort of way.