Places to Visit in Chester
Things to do in Chester
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Chester is a place that will not disappoint you. There are Chester attractions that are meant for the whole family. Children would certainly have fun while in this area. Chester is situated in the borders of wale. There is definitely something for everyone that is seeking to have fun and memorable experience.
Chester found in Wales is where you can find a lot of visitor attractions. If you want to see the Cheshire Plain, step in the Beeston Castle. For those boat lovers, visit the Ellesmere Port's Boat Museum. You can also find halls and castles that can get help you get a glimpse of the past. The borderland of Wales is studded with castles. Be enticed with the old town that includes Rhuddlan, Ruthin, Denbigh and St Asaph. There is also a splendor of Chester's Cathedral and Blue Planet Aquarium. Kids of all ages would surely love Grosvenor Museum, Cheshire Workshops and Chester Zoo. There is also a Chester Race Course and Cheshire Farm Ice Cream.
Chester History and Heritage
This attraction is situated in St. Michael's Church on Bridge Street Row. Visitors will know about history of Chester and those early people that lived in the place.
This park was designed by Edward Kemp. It was opened in 1867 by a long procession. It is considered as a good example of Victorian parkland in the North West. There are features of the park like St. Mary's Arch, Jacob's Well Drinking Fountain, Old Shipgate Arch and more.
This is located at the end of Old Dee Bridge where you can find the shrine of Minerva who is the Roman goddess of war, knowledge, learning and craftsmanship. This is carved in a rock that is one of a kind.
This is one of the long lasting legacies of the Romans found in this place. This structure dates by n the 70 AD. It has the capacity to hold at least 8000 audience. It is use for training soldiers and military skills. You can find remains of people in the area. This amphitheater was discovered by W J 'Walrus' Williams. The government helped in its digging.
The garden was established in 1949. It was a contribution to the Festival of Britain in 1951. This is where you can find display of Roman baths masonry.
This is the most distinctive architectural structure found in Chester. It was built in the 13th century. This is two-tiered medieval galleries which now a home to some best shops in the city. Although some are altered, they are few that remains and worth a visit.
The Bridge of Sighs
This was built by Joseph Turner in 1793. This is meant for prisoners to cross before receiving their last rights before execution. The bridge has iron railings in order to avoid suicide attempts. Today the chapel and jail is not in the area anymore.