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Chester Hotels; the Perfect City Break in the Country

18 June 2013

Chester Hotels; the Perfect City Break in the Coun

Chester hotels are a unique place to stay if you are seeking a break with Days Inn this summer. Surrounded by fantastic historic landmarks, attractions for all ages and great shopping areas, Chester is easy to reach by rail, bus, or car, making it the perfect location for your day out or long weekend trip.

A City with Tales to Tell

The city of Chester is nearly 2000 years old. It is famed for the majestic cathedral, its black and white architecture and Roman ruins. The urban area was founded by the Romans in the 70s AD. Ancient artefacts from the period can be found in the Roman Gardens. The most extravagant surviving structure to see while staying in Chester is Chester Castle. The castle complex houses the remaining parts of the medieval castle together with the neoclassical buildings designed by Thomas Harrison – which were erected between 1788 and 1813.

Retail Therapy with a Twist

Chester is a great place to stay if you are planning a shopping trip away from home. The city has a variety of retail options as well as the unique shopping strip known as the Rows. The Chester Rows are a real sight to see, there is nowhere else quite like them. During the medieval period the Rows gave access to living accommodation. In some of the structures the front portion of the hall was used as a separate shop, and in others the whole hall was the shop. About 20 of the stone undercrofts still exist, dating from the 13th or early 14th century. One of the best examples is Cowper House, which has an undercroft of six bays built in sandstone rubble. Chester Rows draw a great number of visitors to the city because of their distinctive nature, striking appearance, and the sheltered shopping experience they provide.

Entertainment for Everyone

Chester has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment. A top pick for all visitors to the city is Grosvenor Park’s open air theatre. The summer special attraction draws people into Chester from far and wide. The distinguished, horse shoe shaped theatre, nestled amongst holly and sycamore trees, seats 320 audience members – creating an incredible and intimate setting. The city is also a great place to stay for those visiting the fantastic racecourse. Racing on the site dates back to 1539, making Chester the oldest racecourse in Britain, and perhaps the world. Other attractions in Chester include: museums, parks and estates, Chester Zoo and Roman ruins and other ancient settings.

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