|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£390|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£390|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£390|
Chester is an historic city located in North Western English county of Cheshire. Home to just over 120,000 people, Chester is a small, quaint city with various Roman ruins including a wall that surrounds the city centre. Given its location, Chester holidays are also known as the northern gateway to Wales.
Chester doesn’t have an airport but trains and buses operate frequent services to London, Liverpool and Manchester. As with most of the rest of the UK, Chester has an oceanic climate but is largely sheltered by the North-eastern Pennines, allowing for a climate similar to that of more inland cities. The hottest temperatures are between June and August.
Chester was one of the largest military bases in Roman England and there are numerous relics from Roman times in the town. Some historians have suggested that Chester would have become the Roman capital of England had the Romans not have left the country. Strolling along the Roman wall that surrounds the city is a perfect way to get your bearings, but also offers a great view of Chester’s historic architecture. The amphitheatre on Vicars Lane is believed to be have once been the site of the largest wooden structure amphitheatre in the Roman Empire outside of Rome.
Rowing boats can be hired and used to get an intimate view of the city and its sights. Many boat tours run along the river and take in all the main attractions. A few times a year, Chester racecourse hosts horse racing events. The oldest racecourse in the UK, the site was originally a Roman port, where trading ships from across the Roman empire would have brought cargo into Chester. Chester Zoo, one of the best in Europe, has a world class collection of elephants and is a day trip in itself.