Chester, not one of the first few cities that comes to mind when considering a trip to England, but this charming English township is a memorable place to spend the day. For an inexperienced traveller, Chester was not only a friendly town but it was incredibly simple to roam around and see all the major attractions. Being a Roman town Chester still has its famous City Walls, which in the past shielded the town from external forces, but today takes on a recreational use guiding tourists and locals through a complete and scenic circuit of the city centre. Offering panoramic views of Chester's remarkable black and white revival architecture and overlooking the cities many canals and streams, the walls are a perfect route around Chester. Stray away from the main path to discover a pocket of Chester while returning to the Walls continuing your journey. Chester is a city of charm and soul, dancing through the pebbled streets and wafting through the autumn air, there is an energy throughout this city which needs to be discovered, experienced and cherished.
Anthony Piovesan explores.