Chester is a historic city in England that is known for its impressive Roman ruins, numerous museums, magnificent churches and historical sites. It is situated in the county of Cheshire along the River Dee and near the border of Wales. The climate of Chester is oceanic giving it warm summers and cool winters. If you are not fond of the cold weather, avoid making discount hotel reservations between December and February. Choose from different discount hotel deals available online. Book now to get up to 70% off on discount hotels and secured reservations.
Where to Stay:
If you are looking for an affordable business hotel in Chester, then the best choice is the Beaufort Park Hotel & Conference Centre which is a 3-star hotel that offers first-class business amenities. If you seek relaxation and tranquility, then the Crabwall Manor Hotel and Spa would be the perfect accommodation for you because of its superb location on the beautiful outskirts and its luxurious spa.
Chester fell under the hands of the Normans during the Norman conquest of England making it one of the last few towns to be conquered. William I ordered his men to build a castle in Chester to dominate the whole town and those at the Welsh border. He named Hugh d'Avranches as the first Earldom of Chester in 1071.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Chester hosts numerous events annually, but the latest addition to its music festivals is Chester Rocks. This successful music extravaganza is held every month of July and features live performances from some of the top rock bands and artists from all over UK. The most-visited family attraction in the city is the Chester Zoo which consists of different animal species and lush gardens. Make sure to take a picture of the Eastgate Clock, which is most photographed landmark in Chester. Other must-see sites include the Chester Roman Amphitheatre and Chester Cathedral. Learn more about the history and culture of Chester by visiting the Grosvenor Museum, Cheshire Military Museum and Dewa Roman Museum.
Chester is a compact city which makes it easy to walk around the area. Those who are not fit to walk can hire a hackney carriage taxi which can be hailed on the streets, found in taxi ranks and booked over phone. All taxis are wheelchair-friendly too. There are tour buses that can take you to different attractions and give commentaries on each site. A fun way to get around Chester is by riding the tour boats especially during summer.