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Review of Chester by Dave Zazzi on June 5th, 2009
Local knowledge is a wonderful thing when you’re visiting a new place – local knowledge gives you a head start on where to park – somewhere convenient to what you’re doing next, where to eat – always difficult as not everyone has the same taste, what to see and do – all are personal and I hope that this preview of the marvellous City of Chester will help. Arriving at the Chester by train and the first thing that greets you is its marvellous Victorian station located in the city – its certainly a stiff walk up City Road if you’re carrying bags but there is a bus stop and taxi rank outside. If you’re heading for the City from the station it really is a short taxi trip – ask to be dropped off at the library or Town Hall and that places you right in the centre of town. Coming by car? Well if its a day trip then rather than park in the City Centre where it can be expensive it might be worth using the Park and Ride – one is located just off the A55 opposite the Chester Business Park, there is another on the A41 but it is quite difficult to get to from the A55, there are a couple of others but all offer parking and regular services to Chester City Centre. Once in the City it really is a question of what to do first – there are a number of coffee shops and restaurants scattered throughout the centre and down side streets – if you’re here in Chester it is always having a bit of a wander around – with so much Roman architecture and plenty of Tudor buildings to see it really is a delight. One thing though – Chester is also famous for The Rows – which can be difficult to negotiate if you have a pram, buggy or wheelchair, it is accessible but The Rows can be quite narrow in places making it difficult to negotiate. If you have had your fill of retail therapy then you might fancy a walk along the River Dee, or even a boat trip up the river. If you prefer to do this your way then you can also hire row boats or pedalos. If you want something more relaxing then there is the Grosvenor Park overlooking the River Dee and the surrounding landscape. Should you wish to delve into the history of Chester then as well as the Visitor Centre on Vicars Lane (opposite the Grosvenor Park) or the museum on Grosvenor Street. Finally if you find yourself visiting Chester in the summer months then a trip to the Roodee Racecourse is a must. There are regular horse racing events there throughout the summer and it serves as a venue for other activities as well. It does offer parking but don’t forget it can be expensive. This summer treat yourself to a visit to Chester – easily accessible by train or via the motorway network.

Review of Chester by christopher france on October 19th, 2007
i've always liked chester zoo but going back a few years when the kids were young like 15 yrs ago,but i've seen the tv footage and i logged on to see your open 12 months,i was surprised to see 12 months but i can't wait now i know that.

Review of Chester by Mr I Snook on June 8th, 2006
My wife and I have just returned from a 3 day visit to Chester. This is a lovely place, steeped in history, with a huge and diverse shopping area. However, two things spoilt the visit for us. The first was the huge number of pidgeons in the main shopping areas and secondly the extensive amount of bird muck on every street, road and pavement. In some areas you could not walk along a pavement without walking on bird muck. There was so much of it everywhere. The whole of the shopping areas needs extensive cleaning. A beautiful city spoilt by pidgeons. Something needs to be done to limit their numbers.

Review of Chester by elias on April 7th, 2006
chester really is a great place to spend some time. we stayed 3 days and still left feeling we hadnt seen it all. we went on a night time ghost walk that was especially thrilling. its close to north wales and liverpool too

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