Chester is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 118,925 inhabitants. Chester was founded as a Roman fort. Chester’s four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago.
Chester Town Hall and the Monument
After the Romans left in the 5th century, the Saxons fortified the town against the Viking of Denmark and gave Chester its name. The patron saint of Chester, Werburgh, is buried in Chester Cathedral.
Chester has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are actually Victorian restorations. Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain. Apart from a 100-metre section, the listed Grade I walls are almost complete.
The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development – Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period.
I strolled in Old Town of Chester from the Town Hall.
Castle Walls of the Roman Empire Period
Main Street and Row of Houses
Alley of Chester
Chester Eastgate Clock Tower
Remains of the Roman Empire period
Newgate Built in 1938
House of the common people
River Dee, Chester
Modern Shopping Mall
Chester is a calm small town, and local people are lively and friendly. I really love this town.
I had lunch in the restaurant of Brook Mollington Hotel at 13:00
and then left for next destination, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds.