The obvious thing to do, according to all the peeps I talked to, was to walk the city walls, so I started at the second most photographed clock in the UK, Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee clock mounted on a bridge over Foregate. It proved to be an almost complete history of Chester as I passed by various points of interest along the walls, each with their own information boards. I think the pics will tell the tale.
Start at the Jubilee Clock.........
.....up these steps with the reflection in the window.....
....and follow these two ladies around the walls.
You may be eligible to be a customer at this pub.
Houses in Park Street.
Continue towards the River Dee.......
......and the bridge into Wales.
Waterfront and weir.
Moored fishing boats.
Chester racecourse, the oldest in the world since 1539.
The Water Tower, built 1329 to defend the port of Chester.
Pemberton's Parlour, where John Pemberton the
Murenger and ropemaker oversaw his workers on the
A narrow boat passes through the rock channel below the walls.
View of the cathedral.
The Consistory Court dating from 1635.
The Rows - unique to Chester...........
..............shops above shops, where you can walk through.....
....under cover in many of the streets.
Time to rehydrate in The Cross Keys - another immaculate Joules pub.
I must say that I enjoyed Chester very much, despite the heat of the summer. If you are boating near here it is well worth a visit.