Chester in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... other city centre Chester is crammed full of thriving shops. But its not the contents of the shops that draws the tourists it's the buildings that house them. Browns department store features a café housed in a crypt complete with sweeping gothic arches and original exposed stonework. The delights of Browns don't stop there. The building itself has Georgian and Tudor facades whilst inside is a breathtaking array of elaborate plaster cornices, enormous chandeliers and glass domed roofs. Chester is one of those citys where the most fascinating details are where you least expect to find them making them all the more spectacular for it. Stand... more
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by - written on 12/11/09 (Very useful, 152 readings)
Ask any tourist about Chester and they'll tell you that they are there to walk the walls for the city of Chester is encircled by the most complete city wall in the UK measuring almost two miles in length. The original parts dates from 70AD although its since been extensively enlarged and improved resulting in a combination of architectural styles which are predominantly Medieval. Walking the walls is one of the citys most well known tourist attractions. Perhaps the best known feature of the walls is the Eastgate Clock which rises majestically over the city and is the second most photographed clock in the world. It was built to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee . Read the complete review
by - written on 05/01/09 (Useful, 47 readings)
Having grown up close to Chester, and having worked there from some years, I found it to be a lovely place. Always full of people, some shoppers, some tourists. A lively buzz fills the air. Shopping in Chester is good with most probably every high street name you can think of on hand. Most of the smaller shops are located up on the 'rows', the second floor of the high street, as most of the shops are converted from Victorian 4 story buildings. Chester has a few retail parks on its outskirts too. Other attractions Chester has to offer (apart from its lively night life) are the Roman Walls, Museum, Roman Amphitheatre, Clock Bridge and the River Dee. Also the home ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/12/08 (Very useful, 63 readings)
Chester is a lovely city located in the north west of England, nestled between Manchester and North Wales. It does seem more like an historic town than a city, but it has a cathedral so there you go. I have visited Chester several times over the years, and it's always nice to come back to. In terms of sightseeing, it's pretty good for its Roman roots and history; the priest at the cathedral told me last time that the Romans settled there for a good time and never went across to Ireland as it was assumed they would do. There are lots of old buildings which I'm guessing date back to the Victorian/Edwardian eras - some have been converted or half ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/12/08, updated on 14/12/08 (Somewhat useful, 31 readings)
Chester in General is a good article but there are mistakes. The Music Hall cinema wasn't in Brook Street, it was in Werberg Street. It didn't go over to bingo. The author is mixing it up with the Majestic, which was in Brook Street. Bingo was transferred from there in 1970, due to road widening in Hoole. After closing as a cinema the Music Hall became a Lipton supermarket. Today it is a Superdrug store. The Majestic's auditorium was demolished to make way for the road widening. Matt mentions two cinemas but not the rest and the theatre that was on City Road. Other cinemas were the Picturedrome (1909), the Glynn (1911), Odeon (1936), the Regal (1937), the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/11/08 (Very useful, 31 readings)
I'm from Chester so I know it well. I'll split this into sections to make it easier. Hotels: By far the best place to stay in Chester is the Grosvenor hotel on Eastgate street, rates start around £200. There are also some good more affordable guest houses around Hoole. Dining: The Grosvenor hotel has 2 restaurants; The Arkle, which does not allow children, and the cheaper and less formal La Brasserie. Moules a go go offers great deals and there are plenty of other places to choose from in the city centre. Outside of Chester, good places to eat include the Cock o' Barton and the Grosvenor arms at Aldford. Sights: A first ... Read the complete review
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