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  • Car park building shown in Crap Towns
    Car park building shown in Crap Towns
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  • Map of Chester - 1817
    Map of Chester - 1817
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  • River Dee
    River Dee
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  • 1. Street Scenes

    Just the other side of the wall from the Roman garden is this lovely row of tiny timber and sandstone cottages built as almshouses in about 1650. And no you haven't miscounted - only six of the...

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  • 2. Riverside

    It is great to take a walk along the river. Unlike York, Chester's riverside is full of pubs with beer gardens with riverviews and there is always something happening here summertime. You are also...

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  • 3. Eastgate Clock

    The Eastgate Clock is the second most photographed clock in the UK! At least that's what I've been told. The most photographed clock of course is Big Ben. Chester is famous for it's clock, yet it was...

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  • 4. The Rows

    The Rows are probably the most often photographed sight in Chester, a series of half-timbered buildings joined with long galleries, looking like a Tudor shopping mall -most are in fact Victorian!...

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  • 5. roman garden

    The "Roman Garden" monicker is something of a misnomer. Certainly there is no indication that a garden existed on this site near Newgate during Roman times. The garden space was, in fact, assembled in...

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  • 6. Northgate

    The old Northgate was a toll gate and was under the charge of the city sheriffs. The new Northgate was designed by Thomas Harrison and commissioned by the Earl of Grosvenor, the Mayor, in 1807. The...

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  • 7. Town Hall

    Chester's Town Hall, in Northgate St, is a good place to start and the Tourist Information centre is right next door if you need maps and guides etc.. in fact you can pick up a free City Centre...

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  • 8. Chester made it into "Crap Towns"

    Yes, lovely Chester made it into crap towns – even if they became only 50th of 50. If you wonder why Crap Town is classified as one of the worst places to live...

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  • 9. History of Chester

    Chester began its recorded history when the Romans built a fort next to the River Dee around 75 AD. The Roman fort was called Deva and began as a wooden...

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  • 10. River Dee

    Its position on the River Dee once made Chester the most important port in north-west England. The river is 110 km long and flows from the mountains of...

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  • 11. Chester's finest online guide...

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

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  • 12. Shropshire Union Canal

    This canal dates to 1772 and was originally the Chester canal. It linked Chester and Nantwich. In the 1790's the canal was extended to Ellesmere Port and to...

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  • 13. A bit more history

    In the mid 1600's there was the civil war when Charles I fled Chester to leave the city to look after itself! Chester was once a busy port but apparently the...

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  • 14. A bit of history

    Chester has certainly had its share of history. After the Romans, then the Vikings, who were kicked out by Aethel Flaeda, who was the daugher of 'Alfred the...

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  • 15. Why you will LOVE Chester... What to do there..

    Chester is a 45 minute train ride from Liverpool. Return costs about 4 pounds. Its an hour from Manchester.One of the rare cities which looks like one pulled...

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  • 16. background reading: Asterix

    If your kids are not already fans of Asterix and Obelix you should consider introducing it to them before your trip to Chester. All of the Asterix books are a...

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  • 17. background reading: Roman Britain

    To get the most from your visit to Chester you will want to do some background reading. You should certainly include a book on Roman Britain (there are many) so...

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  • 18. background reading: Prince Valiant

    I had always thought of Prince Valiant as a pretty dumb comic as a kid and it wasn't until my own son checked a Prince Valiant compilation out of the library...

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  • 19. Grosvenor Park

    Chester's town park - Grosvenor Park - is situated nearly opposite the Chester Visitor's centre. It has a large expanse of greenery and colourful flowere beds...

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  • 20. Grosvenor Museum

    This is not a huge museum but its free and has some interesting exhibits. A time line and video of historical events in Chester was especially interseting -...

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  • 21. Hilbre Island Cross

    The Grosvenor Museum has room displays from a victorian house - 20 Castle street towards the back, several Roman stones and various other artifacts. However...

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  • 22. Chester with Friends

    Chester is a great place to visit with friends.We've enjoyed visiting with Steve and Susan in 2002 and glad they returned in 2003 with sabs in tow too.Here they...

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  • 23. Tudor Buildings

    Chester is famous for its black and white, half- timbered , Tudor buildngs, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • 24. The Walls

    The walls of chester besides being old, are a great way to see the city and surrounding area with lovely views. You can walk around the whole of the walls which...

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