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“Chester; extraordinary city in Britain”
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Walls of Chester
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30-minute City Cruise on River Dee in Chester
Ranked #3 of 95 things to do in Chester
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Bolu, Turkey
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“Chester; extraordinary city in Britain”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Chester city center should be evaluated together with the ancient wall. They make up one of the unique spots of the island. British cities contain superb examples of victorian and edwardian civil architecture where in Chester you can go back further and admire late medieval buildings (not remains; all intactly recovered or maintained). The walls crown this area, lead a path around it and offer spectacular landscapes. It was a business trip; we just had few hours, but it was sufficient to capture glimpses of this exceptional town. I will come back for a loger stay for sure.

Visited May 2013
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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“What a lovely city”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Excellent and not too long a walk around the city walls. Well marked. Nice to make a diversion down to the river, lovely watching people playing bowls and it was a very friendly walk, chatting to people going the other way around the walls.

Visited June 2013
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Wooster, Ohio
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“walk on the original site of the Roman era wall”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Chester is a walled city of almost 2000 years. It has the most completed ancient walls in Britain and enclosed the town center with gates and towers.You can walk on the walls till at the point around Castle Rd. when wall's broken. Views on the wall are breathtaking. You can look down to see the traffic flowing in and out of the gates; the shops on their unique two tiers streets, Tudor styles halved-timber frame houses with plaster carvings and inscriptions; pedestrian area of the Crosses. Great views of the ancient stone bridge and River Dee. Just imagine you live in a house that an ancient wall is a step away from your front door!

Visited June 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful lesson in history.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

It is a superb walk around the city walls. You see parts of the city from a different angle and also get a free history lesson by reading the various plaques.

Visited June 2013
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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“Wall walk round Chester”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

A great way to explore the city and totally free. Good views of the cathedral and the race course. Not much climbing involved and plenty of places to get down off the wall to explore parts of the city. The best preserved walls of any place I've visited in England.

Visited June 2013
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