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“A beautiful roman town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of City Sightseeing Chester

City Sightseeing Chester
Chester Railway Station & Bus Exchange, Chester, England
44 (0)1244 381461
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Ranked #8 of 23 activities in Chester
Type: Bus tours
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Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A beautiful roman town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A small contained town within the four gates of the city. A roman city with remains from our ancestors. Lots of character and tourists from around the world visiting this location. Very interesting, 'The Rows' are unique to this city, enjoy the news from the local town crier at midday.Stroll along the riverside or the roman/medieval walls and admire scenic views. Recommendable for a weekend break, if you go by car use the 'Park and Ride' facilities as parking is at a premium price, buses run every 15 mins for using this service. There is a free bus from the station if you arrive by train right into the town centre.

Visited September 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Most Interesting Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having visited Chester, to see relations, for many years we thought it was about time we did a walking tour to find out a bit more about it's hidden gems. We were not dissappointed and it was £5 (OAP rate) well spent. We met at the Tourist Information Office for our morning tour, the guide was extremely knowledgeable about Chester pointing out out various things we had walked passed many times before without spotting them and a lot about the history of the city right back to pre-Roman times. There were only six in our group which allowed us access, with permission, several old shops and The Boot Inn, to see unusually archetecture and other things of interest. The hour and a half just flew by and we left it feeling we knew Chester a great deal better than we had on our other visits, well worth doing.

Visited October 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“boat and bus tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Went with friends, similar age to ourselves. It was a lovely day, glorious sunshine when we went, so I'm sure this added to the nice time we had. The boat trip was approximatley 30/40 mins, informative and the views were beautiful, we could buy a drink on board and staff were very pleasent and well mannered. We then hopped on the bus, just a short walk away form the boat. Again, we had a lovely trip and were able to hop on and off wherever we liked. The bus trip was also very informative about Chester and the different sights, overall, a really lovely day and Chester is such a pleasent town to walk around, with plenty of nice places to eat. I felt that we could have taken our 9 yr old had she been with us that day and she would have enjoyed it too!

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Been on a few of these Hop on Hop off buses before but was pleasantly surprised with this one in Chester. Bus driver was more than helpful, he was also extremely friendly. The commentary was informative and combined with a little humour and I learnt a lot about Chester in the bus trip. Definitely value for money.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 attraction reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Trip back in time (30 minutes back)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Waited 50 minutes at a crappy bus stop for a 20-minute frequency service. Interesting. Tour was good. Guide was good, if a little unenthused. Chester is a stunningly beautiful place with such rich history though I enjoyed the tour. Whatever lunatics designed the dangerous ring roads that circle the city really did spoil it a bit though.

Visited August 2013
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