Chester in Cheshire, England

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

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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 Town Map and Chester CathedralChester Town Map File:Chester Cathedral ext Hamilton 001.JPG

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.

Walls and River DeeFile:Chester's City Walls - Bridgegate to Eastgate ^2 - geograph.org.uk - 372176.jpg

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.

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Castle Walls of the Roman Empire Period

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Main Street and Row of Houses

Main Street ChesterChester Main Street  ChesterFile:Northgate Street, Chester.JPG

Alley of Chester

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Chester Eastgate Clock Tower

EastgateChester Eastgate

Remains of the Roman Empire period

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Newgate Built in 1938

Newgate

House of the common people

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River Dee, Chester

River DeeRiver Dee Chester

Bridgegate Chester

Bridgegate

Modern Shopping Mall

Chester Modern 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

Brook Mollington Hotel

and then left for next destination, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds.

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