Chester lies on the Dee river that rises near Bala in North Wales.
Chester Cathedral stands within the north eastern quarter. Much of the decoration dates from 19th century renovations. There has been a church on the site since the 10th century.
Chester's Rows are a unique feature of the city centre. Their origin is hotly disputed but a substantial part of what was once a more extensive doubled layered medieval shopping district survives.
Chester is the only city in the UK with a complete circuit of city walls still, more or less, intact. The walls first appeared as the perimeter fortifications for the Roman fort.
The official Chester tourist site
An information packed site about the heritage of Chester and guided walks
River trips and open top bus tours of Chester
More information about modern and historical Chester
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or take a look at our portrait of Polperro in Cornwall
Created by Lloyd Sutton