Chester, close to the Welsh border in north west England, is one of the finest walled cities in the country. Originating as a Roman fortress, the city has long been well defended and was one of the last to yield to the Norman Conquest. The city is famous for The Rows, unique arcaded shops above stone cellars and the much photographed Eastgate Clock which sits on top of the Eastgate entrance to the ancient city. There is also a Roman amphitheatre, castle and cathedral to explore.
Make a weekend of it, or a longer stay, by booking a Chester hotel or B&B and enjoy Chester Zoo (the largest in Britain) or a day at the races at Chester Racecourse, the oldest racecourse in Britain.