Five reasons to go to – Chester
Living in this beautiful historic city, with gorgeous views, hidden treasures of places to go to. It’s not always shared on a top tourist place to visit. Whilst living there I got to go to many of them. I thought I would share, on where to go to.
- Chester Cathedral. In 2011, I was lucky to have graduated from this wonderful Cathedral. For three years, I thought entering it, I would not pass the my course. As soon as I found out I passed I went around the cathedral. A former monastery, dedicated to Saint Werburgh built in 1541, this medieval cathedral is beautiful. In the garden there is a statue of The Water Life, cloisters and a fascinating library.
- Chester Racecourse. Even if you’re not a fan of horse racing, I would recommend going to he racecourse. Official records have confirmed it’s the oldest racecourse still to be used in England. The racecourse is right next to the River Dee and the city walls.
- Chester Boat Sightseeing River Cruises. Whilst studying for my degree I did an event in one of the Sightseeing boats. The river cruises, get you to travel down the River Dee seeing the sights including the bridge which appears in Hollyoaks.
- Cheshire Oaks. A shopping outlet based 15minuites away from the city centre of Chester. It has many famous brands offering discounts in their stores, like Yankee Candles, Ralph Lauren Polo, Sketchers and Nike. It has a food court, a close to Vue cinema, restaurants and a small retail park. Perfect area to go shopping.
- Chester Zoo and Blue Planet Aquarium. Both close to the city centre, one of the main reasons visitors come to Chester. The zoo was opened in 1931 with a large collection and range of animals to visit across 400 acres. The aqarium, is the largest in the North-West of England, had 4,000,000 litres of water and 71 metre tunnel enclosed with a large mix of sharks and fish. A former workplace of mine too.
Whilst living in the city, there is other attractions in Chester to do like walk around the walls, Cheshire Military Museum, Chester Grosvenor Museum, shopping in the city centre etc.
Fancy going to Chester I would check Visit Chester website.