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"An hour's ride from Liverpool, through a delightful country, brought us to this place, one of the oldest and most remarkable towns in England.” Willard C. George
Chester is a gorgeous historic city that lies on the River Dee in Cheshire. It is well worth a visit, with its collection of timber-framed houses and red-sandstone buildings surrounded by Roman walls. Chester was a royalist stronghold during the English Civil War; along the walls, you’ll see the tower from which King Charles I used to watch his troops during battle.
There are plenty of trains to Chester Station from London Kings Cross. Direct services also run from Liverpool Street station to Birkenhead.
The galleried arcades are a great attraction to visit; arranged over four streets, they fan out in every direction from the Central Cross. Known as The Rows, they feature a gorgeous mix of Tudor and Victorian architecture.
Originally built as a Benedictine abbey on top of an older Saxon church's remains, Chester Cathedral is a famous attraction in the city known for its striking medieval architecture. A smaller church worth visiting is the St. John the Baptist Church, also built on the site of an older Saxon church.
The Groves is a riverside path that runs alongside the River Dee starting from Grosvenor Park and heads towards the Old Handbridge. There are tour boats that you can take a trip on down the beautiful river.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you get a train to Chester?
The train from London to Chester travels from Euston Station and takes just over 2 hours.
Can you get a train to Chester Zoo?
A train travels directly from Chester to Chester Zoo, taking under 20 minutes.