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1. History of Chester
Located in Cheshire, Chester's origins lie in the years when England was occupied by the Romans. It began as a Roman fort constructed around 75 AD on the River Dee. Chester changed hands many times during its turbulent early history. After the Romans left England, control of the city was contested between the Welsh Kingdom and the Saxons. Eventually the Saxons would defeat the ...Read more
2. Now in Chester
Today Chester remains a very popular location for tourists and tourism is one of the city's major sources of income. It has a population today of over 70,000 and is twinned with cities across the world, including Sens in France.
3. Events in Chester
Chester holds a variety of events throughout the year including a Film Festival, music events and even a Kite Festival! Unique to Chester is the Midsummer Watch Parade and the Chester Mystery Plays which are prime examples of British culture at its most eccentric and interesting. With such a wide range of choices, Chester has something for everyone.
4. Attractions in Chester
As one of Chester's most beautiful buildings, Chester Cathedral is one of the city's most popular destinations for visitors. As well as a peaceful worshipping environment, the Cathedral provides informative guided tours that offer unique insights into its history. The Dewa Roman Experience explores the city's Roman origins in a way that combines learning with fun and is enthral...Read more
5. Things To Do in Chester
As well as visiting the locations above there are many other activities to be enjoyed in Chester. The Cheshire Military Museum celebrates the city's and the County's proud military tradition. The Museum houses a wide variety of exhibitions covering periods like the 18th and 19th centuries and both World Wars. Chester's Castle also has its own exhibition. Some of the best view...Read more
6. Business in Chester
Grosvenor Shopping Centre has over 70 top brand stores and 450 parking spaces and so is very accessible to visitors. Located on Pepper Street the centre is very close to Chester city centre. Chester also has an indoor market that can trace its origins back to the 12th Century. Inside many experienced local businesses are ready to take care of your every need.
7. Transport in Chester
Chester's railway station is located on the mainline and is accessible from most major cities. The closest airport to Chester is either Heathrow or Liverpool's John Lennon. Chester is off the M56 which in turn can be accessed from the M6.
8. Entertainment in Chester
As well as a prestigious bar and restaurant, Telford's Warehouse is also a premier music and arts venue. Offering a wide variety of music performances throughout the year, the Warehouse is one of the hottest entertainment spots in Chester today. Chester Racecourse couples all the excitement of the races with top quality service and dining and can be hired for private functions ...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks in Chester
Eastgate Clock is located on the original entrance of Deva Victrix, the site of the Roman fort that was the basis for the creation of Chester itself. After Big Ben, it is thought to be the most photographed clock in the entire country.
10. Interesting Facts about Chester
According to Tudor law it is illegal for a Welshman to enter Chester after dark and legal to shoot them with a bow and arrow after midnight!
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01 September 2012 - 30 September 2012
Chester hosts an annual Kite Festival that is not only visually stunning but also a fun activity for the entire family. The event includes professional displays as well as workshops aimed to help those with an amateur interest in kite flying. Not to be missed is the ...more
01 June 2013 - 30 June 2013
The annual Chester Film Festival screens independent films from across the world. Hosted by the Chester Film Society, eccentric and original films are shown in various locations around the city. The Festival allows film lovers to view the works of up and coming names i ...more
01 July 2013 - 31 July 2013
Chester Rocks is a musical event held at Chester Racecourse where some of the most talented stars from the past and the present can be seen. Artists who have attended in the past include Iggy and the Stooges and Taio Cruz. Taking place in July, Chester Rocks allows t ...more
01 June 2013 - 31 July 2013
Originating in the 14th century and taking place once every five years, Chester puts on a variety of plays that are bound to entertain everyone. The plays are performed both inside and outside and the event is considered to be a highlight of the British arts calendar. ...more
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Aaron & Partners solicitors in Chester have continued to expand their firm with the appointment of five new specialists in their family, real estate, litigation and marketing teams. Former associate of Berg Legal in Manchester, Chris Longbottom, has joined the family...
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