Chester Travel Guide

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Chester Overview

Originally founded by the Roman's Chester or (Deva Victrix as the Roman's called it) is a touristy city with a population approaching 100,000.

Popular attractions and sights include the racecourse, the clock tower and the cathedral although it has a good range of shops and is aiming to become a more bustling city environment with the new development opening near the racecourse.

Popular sports teams include Chester City Football club and the Chester Jets basketball team although certainly it is most famous for its race days and indeed traffic into and out of the city can be busy on weekends when the races are on.

There is a new club Cruise which is made up from 6 rooms each representing a differnet country in the world, this is an amazing club and if you manage to go to Chester this is worth a visit!There is another club RB's formerly rosies with 3 floors (80's, Dance and R&B) and this is supported by a number of well set out bars both original (loaf) and chain (Revolution). If you want a more quiet drink there are a number of public houses that have served the city for centuries favourites include "the boot" and "the falcon" serving cheap beer and pub grub.

The River Dee runs through the centre of Chester, and offers boating, cruising, alfresco art and riverside cafes and bars. It is well worth taking a river boat cruise during the Summer months to learn a little more about the history of Chester and to truly appreciate the beautiful scenery.

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