Travel to Chester
The city of Chester
boasts over 2,000 years of history, having originally been founded as a major army base for Roman soldiers. Medieval buildings characterize the charming city centre which sits on the banks of the River Dee, whilst a mix of historic attractions and modern amenities combine to create a vibrant city.
So whether you frequently commute between Chester and nearby cities such as Liverpool
, or simply feel like exploring the area, grab yourself a car ride via Liftshare and enjoy the benefits of cheaper travel.
Exploring the walled city
Chester is officially recognised as England's best preserved walled city, with the stone walls originally built by the city's Roman founders. You can take a closer look at them by following a two mile long circular walk which provides a fascinating insight into the area's medieval past.
Elsewhere, Chester Cathedral
is the region's most popular attraction, having been a prominent part of the city for over 1,000 years. Entry is free, so pop along and cast your eye over the stunning woodcarvings and gothic columns that make up the cathedral's striking interior.
Chester's city centre has a really intimate feel, and thanks to its large selection of shops and restaurants, one can easily spend hours on end exploring the cosy streets. The famous Chester Rows are a particular favourite; these covered walkways have sheltered high street shoppers from the elements since the 13th century!
If you fancy venturing beyond the centre, then perhaps a visit to Chester Racecourse
could be on the cards. Britain's oldest sporting venue, first used in 1539, regularly hosts high profile race days – check out the schedule before you go and head along for the afternoon.
Kick back and relax
Chester's wide selection of cosy pubs, swanky bars and eateries lend themselves well to a night out.
You'll find several Michelin-starred establishments if you're keen on going all out, but there's also plenty of budget-friendly eateries serving up some great dishes. Try the Ship Inn
pub for all your favourite British classics, or head further afield to the 300-year-old Pheasant Inn
for wholesome food and a few local ales.