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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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!... more
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... more
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... more
Chester has a rich heritage from over 2000 years of history. The Romans founded a Garrison here on the River Dee called Deva and stayed for over 300 years.
The Saxons and the Normans built upon the......
My visit to Chester lasted only one very brief day but what a fantastic day it turned out to be! I intended to focus on Roman artefacts and ruins and had done appropriate background reading. I was not...
This fabulous ancient City stands above the River Dee. Chester has attracted visitors since the Roman occupation of Britain. The Medieval walls not only encompass the City but 2000 years of history......