The Rows, Chester

Day 1. A weekend in Chester

After enjoying weekends in the historic centres of York and Lincoln we decided to turn our attention to Chester.  Located in the north west of England the M53 motorway links the city to the main road network with a frequent rail service connecting to major cities.  We opted to travel by train and leaving home …

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Eastgate, Chester

Day 2. Exploring Chester

We drew back the curtains to another bright and sunny spring morning and after enjoying a delicious breakfast in the Leonardo Hotel's restaurant we were soon ready for a day of sightseeing. We'd arranged to take a city walking tour with Chester Tours (£10), which run at 10.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. each day from outside the …

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Chester Zoo entrance

Day 3. Chester Cathedral and Zoo

We'd arranged to take a tour of Chester Cathedral but as this wasn't scheduled to begin until 11.00 a.m. there was time for a short walk after breakfast.  Just along Pepper Street from the Leonardo hotel lies the Roman Gardens which we'd viewed from the city walls but not yet explored. The gardens were established …

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Leonardo Hotel Entrance, Chester

Leonardo Hotel Chester

Hotel Review Location:  The Leonardo is a recently opened hotel located within Chester's historic Roman walls.  It's just a 15 minute walk from the railway station which has frequent connections between London, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.  It's also just 10 miles (17 km) from Liverpool John Lennon airport for guests arriving from overseas. Arrival and check-in: We …

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The Rows, Chester

Chester – Travel Guide

Chester is a beautiful historic city located on the banks of the River Dee in north west England.  It's famous for its half timbered buildings, Roman ruins, medieval city centre and for having the oldest racecourse in the country.  Check out my suggestions below of how to make the most of a weekend break in …

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Hotel Indigo Chester

Hotel Indigo Chester

Hotel Review Hotel Indigo Chester is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Chester’s beautiful and historic city.  Newly built in 2019, it was designed to reflect the Roman city’s architecture and its famous racecourse. Location: The hotel is conveniently located being just a ten minute walk from Chester railway station.  Direct trains from …

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Go Outdoors Chester

GO Outdoors Chester – Grand Opening

Being a lover of the outdoors and walking in the countryside I was delighted to be invited to the Grand Opening Event of the newly refurbished GO Outdoors store in Chester on Saturday 20th May.  We were up bright and early to ensure we would be there on time to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony …

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