Monday, 17 August 2009

Craig and Charlotte's 100 things to do in Britain - #63 The Rows, Chester

A Roman-Norman-Saxon-Victorian charm of a city, closely knit shopping streets and some great architecture both historical and modern make Chester a great place to visit. We found ourselves almost lost in the hundreds and hundreds of shops ranging from high street brands to small independant's tucked away in "The Rows". You can spend hours perusing what Chester has to offer and with most things to see and do literally 10 minutes walk away we loved every minute of it. After shops, milkshakes, afternoon tea, a brass band on the promenade, some truly weird people dressed as medieval characters and the Roman amphitheatre we were plum tuckered out. Again the evening was great with a mixture of loud venues and bars for the young and hearty or the not so loud but no less enjoyable restaurants that add a touch of class. We happened upon the "Sian" a Thai restaurant on the canal which is a definite recommendation.

As an extra, the following day we spent at the absolutely huge Chester Zoo which should not be missed at all costs if your in Chester. By far the best in the UK.

The only down side would be the parking, there was very little and what we found of it seemed to be a hell of a way away from the centre. Tip of the day, park at the train station, plenty of spaces and relatively cheap but it is literally 5 minutes walk to the shops.


1 comment:

  1. By far the best in the UK.

    Get Dudley Zoo on your list before you make such claims.