The city of Chester has a broad and intriguing cross-section of English history dating back more than 2000 years. It was important during the Roman period, as well as later in the Middle Ages, and during the Renaissance of the 18th century, when in 1779 the author James Boswell was inspired to write, “It is the happiest city of all the cities I have ever seen.” The city of Chester still has a lot left to show off its historic highs. The city is surrounded by a well-preserved fortified wall built during the Roman era and rebuilt over the next centuries. Its castle is 2 miles above the ground, with a pink-red sandstone tower and a magnificent location on the spiral of the medieval cathedral, proudly pasting Chester’s 19th – century iron clock tower past the Eastgate.
Inside the wall is a collection of half-timbered buildings in England. Some of their faces have a rebellion in black and white patterns. What is particularly notable here is the presence of two-story buildings that connect rows of walkways above street level. After a day full of history and architecture, you can experience the tranquillity of Chester Grosvenor, the premier hotel in the city. Located in the heart of the historic neighbourhood, these Tudor-style buildings belong to the Duke of Grosvenor Estate in Westminster, dating back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.Named after the latest chefs, its modern Simon Radley restaurant is one of the best in the region. If you like to relax from the hustle and bustle, Hoole’s neighbourhood Stone Villa is a great place to stay for a ten-room friendly guest house with a professional and welcoming staff. It is less than a mile from historical sites.