Day 127 of 164 Days Around the World Cruise
Chester is a city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the English–Welsh border. With a population of 79,645 in 2011, it is the most populous settlement of Cheshire West and Chester (a unitary authority which had a population of 329,608 in 2011) and serves as its administrative headquarters. It is also the historic county town of Cheshire and the second-largest settlement in Cheshire after Warrington.
Chester was founded in 79 AD as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. It was one of the most important Roman towns in Britain, and the remains of the Roman walls, amphitheatre and other buildings can still be seen today. Chester was also an important medieval city, and it has a wealth of historic buildings, including the Chester Cathedral, the Town Hall and the Eastgate Clock.
Chester is a popular tourist destination, and it is known for its historic atmosphere, its shopping and its restaurants. The city is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Chester Zoo, the Grosvenor Museum and the Storyhouse.
Here are some of the top things to do in Chester:
Walk the city walls: Chester's city walls are some of the best-preserved in the UK, and they offer stunning views of the city and the surrounding countryside.
Visit the Chester Cathedral: The Chester Cathedral is a beautiful Norman cathedral that is over 1,000 years old.
Explore the Rows: The Rows are a unique shopping district in Chester that is made up of two levels of covered arcades.
See a show at the Storyhouse: The Storyhouse is a new cultural venue in Chester that offers a variety of shows and events for all ages.
Visit the Chester Zoo: The Chester Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the UK, and it is home to over 35,000 animals from all over the world.
Chester is a charming city with a rich history and a lot to offer visitors. Whether you're interested in history, culture, shopping or just a relaxing weekend away, Chester is the perfect place to visit.