Small city steeped in history dating back to the Romans
Chester Tours with Great British Trips
There has been a settlement at Chester, since the Romans built a fort here in AD79. The city walls are the most complete city walls in Britain, with some sections still intact from 120 AD, while most of the existing wall is Medieval. Within the walls the red sandstone Cathedral dates from 1093 and stands it is believed on the same site as a temple dedicated to Apollo existed until Christianity became the religion of the Roman Empire. Also within the walls The Rows are a series of half-timbered buildings joined with long galleries which make a shopping mall – Tudor style! To the south of the walls, lies the remains of a Roman Amphitheatre, built in the 1st century AD and once a 7,000 seater arena, the largest in the country under Roman occupation.
Want to visit Chester?
Region: North West England
Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day
More Information: www.visitchester.com
What's nearby? Snowdonia, Llandudno and North Wales, Shropshire
What transport do you recommend? Chester is pedestrianised and easy to walk around. It can be reached by train or road easily.
Did you know? An ancient by-law that was never withdawn states that it is legal for an Englishman to kill a Welshman from the city walls with an English longbow!