Continuing our day tripping in the UK, we recently travelled to gorgeous Chester, an old Roman and Medieval town in northwest England.
With a history spanning around 2000 years, Chester was once the largest Roman fortress in Britain, and has now become one of the best preserved walled cities in the UK.
Chester’s historical roots are still heavily prominent around the town, and are all within close proximity to one another, making it easy for you to visit them during your day trip. If you’re interested in seeing the ancient Roman sites, I would recommend visiting the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Gardens, and taking a stroll on the ancient sandstone walls, which surround the town.
Chester’s history doesn’t just stop at the Roman times. With charm a plenty, the town is packed to the rafters with stunning Tudor and Victorian buildings. These buildings have been restored to perfection and create a such a magical vibe within Chester’s walls. While you are venturing through the town, I would recommend making a pit stop at Chester Cathedral, which shows a real mix of medieval and modern history.
Shopping is always a must whenever I visit somewhere, and my shopping obsession certainly didn’t stop in Chester. The town has a wide array of designer and high street shops, as well as unique boutiques, which are normally my faves! One boutique that really took my fancy was Arbol House, which was filled with vintage, retro and contemporary decorative pieces and furnishings for the home.
The absolutely lovely, flower-filled Grosvenor Park, was another one of my favourite spots in Chester. This park has perfect-picnic-place written all over it, and it’s also great to spot the cute little squirrels, who aren’t too afraid to come up close! Each year during the summer, there’s an open air theatre at Grosvenor Park, which is the only one of it’s kind outside of London. This year they showed greats like Romeo & Juliet and Wind in the Willows, so I’m definitely planning to go back to Chester to check out what’s on next year.
Finally, I’m going to share with you my photo journal from our day. Make sure you visit this lovely town next time you’re in England. I’m sure you will fall in love with it as much as we did!
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK