Yes, I know in the photo there are only six of them. They are the ones that remain of an original row of nine timber-framed almshouses built in the 17th century for poor pensioners of Chester. Residents had to be aged 65 or over and not drink or smoke.
Chesters Oldest Inn
The Pied Bull dates back to the 11th Century and it was once a coaching inn. In 1533 it was known as Bull Mansion and in 1784 a coach and four horses started to run from here to Birkenhead.
The Pied Bull is said to be the oldest continuously licensed premises in Chester and has a colourful history including its fair share of ghosts.
The cellar is said to be haunted by the ghost of a cellar man from 1609 and two of the guest rooms are haunted by a chamber maid from 19th Century.
These days it is an oak beamed town centre pub that offers some great value food and competitively priced accommodation. We called in and had a couple of drinks while looking at the menu, we decided not to eat here but that was only because it was still a bit early.
The city is so beautiful with all the old buildings. Really looks like your idea of an old English town. The cathedral is quite impressive too, lies down the street from East Gate and the right. There is also quite a lot of things to see to do with the Romans
Queens school, the only one.
The Queen's School is an independent day school for girls aged 4-18 located in Chester. It was founded in 1878 and originally called The Chester School for Girls. However, in 1882, Queen Victoria (who was the school's first patron) issued a royal decree naming the school as The Queen's School, the only school in England to hold this distinction. Among its notable alumni are the first woman mayor of Chester and the first woman president of the Freemen and Guilds in over 800 years. The school currently enrolls approximately 611 pupils.
The Queen's School, Chester, Cheshire is one of the country's leading independent schools for girls aged 4 - 18. With a nationally renowned reputation for academic excellence, the school is regularly ranked as the top school in Cheshire based on both GCSE and A level results.
Queens Park Bridge
Queens Park Bridge is an attractive suspension bridge which spans the River Dee leading to the Queens Park Suburb of Chester. The bridge was opened in 1852, and rebuilt in 1923. On the towers you can see the shields of Chester's seven Norman Earls.