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English settlement with the status of a city, modern Chester is the center of the unitary established in 2009, which has united Vale Royal, Neston, Ellesmere, Port Chester and Chester itself. Located slightly above the mouth of the Deal River, Chester has become a major railroad junction and trade center.
1. You can go for a trip literally at any time of year, as Chester has very mild and favorable climatic conditions. The hottest month of the year is July, but in the height of summer the … Open
Founded more than two thousand years ago by the Romans, Chester is, certainly, one of the most interesting cities of Britain. You will find here the proofs of the ancient creation of the city – the ruins (approximately 3.5 km) of the ancient city wall, the ruins of the amphitheater and the remains of the ancient bridge. The city perfectly mixes all cultures that have left their mark on its streets. The ruins of the amphitheater feature stunning looks of the cathedral built in the gothic style. There are also buildings made by the Saxons approximately in the middle of the seventh century. Located at the intersection of Northgate Street, Eastgate Street, Bridge Street, and Watergate Street, High Cross was first mentioned in the records of 1377. On summers a herald welcomes all guests of the city near this cross. This theatrical tradition has a century old tradition and is very popular among tourists.
The city features a large number of sites that keep the spirit of history and the influence of many cultures. This fact always lures hundreds of guests to this magnificent place.

The Chester Zoo located in the city surroundings is one of the largest zoos in Great Britain. It covers an area of 160 hectares. In the zoo, the visitors can see more than 7 000 animals of 400 species. Most of its inhabitants are listed in the Red Book. Since its opening, the zoo has participated in programs to protect endangered animals. Besides the diversity of the animal world, the zoo is distinguished by its beautiful exterior. In its territory, hundreds of plant species are grown. Today, the Chester Zoo founded in 1931 is recognized as a true research center. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Even most demanding gourmets will appreciate the variety of restaurants in Chester. The city has more than two hundreds of different dining places, so each tourist would be able to find a … Open
As for architectural monuments, the Church of St John the Baptist Prodromos is worth being mentioned. This old church is located quite far from lively central streets. It is located at the top of the cliff. The church was built in the 7th century. For hundreds of years, the Gothic church had repeatedly fallen into decline. It passed through multiple reconstructions, the last of which had finished in the late 19th century. The church visitors can admire its ancient interior in the Roman style. In the territory of the church, there are preserved fragments of old Roman constructions.
The Old City Hall also impresses with its beauty and greatness. It was built in 1869. There had been the market building built in the 17th century. However, in 1862, it was completely destroyed in a large fire. The City Hall is also a striking monument in the neo-Gothic style. When it had just started being built, it was one of the highest buildings in the city. The City Hall is 49 m high. At the entrance to the historical building, you can see a lot of symbolic sculptures. On particular days, you can take an excursion around the building and admire its collections of pieces of art and old furniture.
This small English city is famous for its unique cultural traditions; an acquaintance with them will bring a lot of experience to travelers. Chester is known to gourmets from all over the … Open
In the city, there are preserved defensive walls, strolling along which is a favorite entertainment of tourists. When sightseeing, you can see old watch towers, the most famous of which is the tower called after King Charles. The starting point of such a tour is the Eastern Gate. You will have to spend more than an hour to admire all the attractions along the gate. Some sites have a breathtaking view of the city and river.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Chester
♥   Castle 'Chester Castle' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ubarrow Hall' , 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hawarden Castle Wales' , 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ewloe Castle' , 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Holt Castle' , 12.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Chester and around
♥   Art museum 'Sudley House' Liverpool, 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tate Liverpool' Liverpool, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Walker Art Gallery' Liverpool, 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Chester from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Sandcastle Waterpark

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
In addition to various rides, an excellent spa that features several kinds of saunas and massages, is available to guests. A nicely decorated lazy river, a children's playground with a mock of a pirate ship, Dueling Dragons coasters, and a luxurious pool with fountains represent entertainment options waiting for visitors in the water park. There is also the so-called Hyperzone with the most extreme rides, including Masterblaster slide, Montazooma slide, unusually-shaped Sidewinder and Aztec Falls that is considered the most unusual slide of the aquapark. … Read further

Burlington

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
Only in 2004 all the equipment and provision were removed from the tunnels. Some rooms in the underground shelter still aren’t dissembled. There you can see a huge telephone station with a great number of facilities and covered new chairs. There also saved a part of the railway station and other interesting rooms with various equipment. Until recently, the underground shelter was classified as a secret but several years ago its place was revealed. Today everyone can come to Burlington, the entrance is on the hillslope. The underground shelter has its own elevator that works until now. … Read further
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