Location - more about Chester

We are located in the Vicars Cross area of the City of Chester and about 2 miles from the Welsh border Chester is an ancient Roman City built by the Roman Soldiers of the 20th Legion over 2000 years ago and was called Deva. The name Chester derives from the Latin for camp, castre. It is a fully walled City and it is possible to walk the Walls. The city attracts many tourists every year from all over the world. Recently it has been granted its own University. It is also the location of the soap opera ' Hollyoaks' .

Attractions include:-

The City Walls circling the whole city.

A Roman Hypocaust and Garden and a Roman Amphitheatre.

The Grosvenor Museum containing many interesting items of local history through the ages.

Chester Cathedral where George Frederick Handel  rehearsed his Messiah whilst waiting for good weather at nearby Parkgate in order to sail to Dublin for the first public performance. There is a music score signed by the great man at the Cathedral. Also in the Cathedral is the bible belonging to Jack Cornwell VC, boy sailor killed on HMS Chester at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. He was awarded the VC for bravery posthumously. He was of course the inspiration for the Scout Victoria Cross (The Cornwell Scout Badge)  See the Citation from the Cathedral  (Thanks to Les G0MMT)

King Charles Tower on the City Walls where King Charles 1st saw his army defeated at Rowton Moor on the 24th of September 1645.

The Groves and the River Dee an ideal spot to relax and take a cruise on the river.

An extensive Shopping Centre which includes the Rows, an elevated walkway above the street.

The Falcon Inn where King Charles 1st stayed whilst visiting Chester.

Chester Zoo one of the worlds best Zoological Gardens.                                                                                                    

Chester Racecourse, a left handed course and the oldest in the country.

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Here are some pictures of some of the attractions. 

 The Cross looking towards the Eastgate Clock     The Rows          The Eastgate Clock towards the Cross
     The Falcon Inn                 King Charles Tower on the City Walls         River Dee and the Groves
Northgate Street The Rows at the Cross The Weir with the Groves in the background
The Rows, Bridge Street   Aerial View showing Castle in centre and Racecourse Watergate Street

                St Werburgh Street          Cathedral from St Werburghs Street       Shropshire Union Canal Towards City
Canal From City Walls Towards Northgate                   Northgate Canal Locks                Narrow Boat in Lock
          Narrow Boat from Northgate                      Crown Courts                       Chester Castle