CHESTER is adept at enjoying an old-world lifestyle.
Several centuries earlier, famous author James Boswell claimed that ''Chester pleases my fancy more than any town I ever saw...'' and it still holds true for this city today. As a tight package of experiences, Chester will first carry you back to the times of gladiatorial combats and then transports you to the era of the Knight's of Round Table.
All you need to slip into another century is a comfortable stay in the city. Be it a room in cheap or luxury hotel in Chester all are available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms on every hotel.
Chester was a showplace of dramatic gladiators' combat at its spectacular Amphitheatre. More than 7,000 people packed this impressive structure to decide the fate of defeated wrestler through a thumbs up or down. All you need to feel like you are in the position where your thumb is fatal for a gladiator is a visit to the Amphitheatre. Otherwise, Chester is a real depository of Victorian architecture to enjoy it on your sightseeing tour.
Chester is open to discovery, so you are always welcome to embark on your own exploration in this city. It can be about the Eastgate Clock by famous architect John Douglas. He designed the clock on the demand of Queen Victoria to please her at the Silver Jubilee, but it has become a real Victorian-era marvel. Otherwise, there is always a truly medieval layout at Watergate, Eastgate, and Bridge Street with Gothic churches, old-world castles and opulent gates.
What is real medieval heritage without mysticism? Thus, Wolf Gate bears a ghost story about Ellen Aldersley, the daughter of local alderman. In 1573 she jumped on her horse and run off through the gate, so since then a clatter of her horse's hooves is still heard at night.
Away from legends, Chester is full with facts. It was brought to life in AD79 by the Romans and served as a fort named as Deva. In later years Chester became a point of turbulence in relations between Welsh and Saxon kingdoms. Soon the city evolved into a center of defense against the Welsh and also initiated a few raids to Ireland.
In the modern age, the city of Chester grew to become an influential trading port, but this business declined as port of Liverpool surpassed it. But this didn't prevent Chester from appearing in the focus of foreign interest as an escape from more industrial Manchester and Liverpool.
Today Chester is more than appealing escape, but a city with distinct focus on its architectural wealth. With Booked.net Chester is only a few clicks away.