Chester - The Heart of Cheshire

Chester is one of the great cities we cover in the North West. With so much to explore and plenty of Chester escorts to choose from, we thought we’d give you some interesting facts about the city.

The vibrant city of Chester has it all, 2,000 years of heritage, award-winning attractions and a year long calendar of events that attracts visitors from all over the world. It is certainly a place to discover historic treasures if you enjoy tales from yesteryear. The city is surrounded by defensive walls; the most complete City Walls in Britain erected in 70AD by the Romans. A leisurely stroll around them is a great way to see all of the city. Chester also houses a Roman Amphitheatre. It’s the largest in Britain where spectators of years ago enjoyed festivals and gladiator fights. There are no gladiator fights today of course but Chester has so much more to offer. For example, a Medieval cathedral which is 1000 years old with stunning decorative carvings, the very unique 700 year old shopping rows and The Eastgate Clock; one of the most photographed clocks in the world. Chester is also home to the oldest racecourse in the country, dating back to the 16th Century. Ladies day at Chester races is always a stylish affair and attracts vibrant racegoers from far afield.

There is so much more on offer; you can shop, dine and play all day and night in Chester. The main shopping area is situated in and around Eastgate Street and offers an eclectic mix of high street favourites, independent retailers and designer brands. The Chester Shopping Rows are an essential part of any Chester visit and consist of timbered walkways housing two levels of shops and commercial properties. They add real charm and sophistication to the city and are well worth a look. For more shopping experiences, Cheshire Oaks is a designer outlet village situated just a few miles out of Chester and offers a plethora of exciting shopping opportunities. Chester is absolute shopping therapy.

If food and drink is on your mind Chester offers many varied and quality venues and dishes for you to sample and enjoy. Whether it’s a pie and a pint, a decadent afternoon tea or a Michelin- starred dish at an award winning restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice. The creme de la creme is the Michelin-starred restaurant, Simon Radley at the 5 star Grosvenor Hotel, offering al la carte and fine dining or why not try Restaurant 1539, you can wine and dine whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the Chester Racecourse. If you want to continue socialising into the night, Chester offers an array of cosy pubs, lively wine bars and glamorous nightclubs. Or why not enjoy some live entertainment at the many venues dotted across Chester. Alexander’s Bar is the place to go for a relaxing night of jazz and blues or head to Telford’s Warehouse to hear new aspiring artists. There really is food, drink and entertainment to suit everyone’s tastes in Chester. If you need a bed for the night Chester offers accommodation that caters for all styles and budgets. From the 5* luxury of The Chester Grosvenor to the affordability and comfort of city and self catering apartments.

Of course no description of Chester is complete without mentioning the incredible zoo. Chester Zoo is the most visited tourist attraction outside of London and is home to over 2000 animals. The newest edition to the zoo is The Islands at Chester Zoo, a unique expedition where visitors can explore six different South Asian islands and get up close and personal to endangered species. It really is a spectacular place to be.

So, visit Chester to explore the heritage, shop till you drop, wine and dine, get involved with the parades, festivals, sporting events, sail up the River Dee, picnic in the Grosvenor Park or simply just enjoy a stroll around this beautiful captivating and exciting city. The Cestrians of Chester are ready to greet you.

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