Founded by the Romans in 70D as Deva Victrix, the historical city of Chester is one of the best preserved wall cities in Britain. The famous Rows are laden black and white timber properties, though most are actually Victorian restorations. Of the few medieval buildings that remain, Chester Castle is by far the most important structure- particularly the Agricola Tower. However, Roman artifacts are still being discovered within the city.

Cheshire: Salt of the earth

With its leafy canals, crooked Tudor houses and saltmaking heritage, visitors to Cheshire discover a lesserknown but uniquely colourful history Words by Jenny Rowe-Patel Perhaps best known as the home of footballers and their reality…

City guide: Attractions in Chester

With its own historic racecourse and a unique shopping experience, the Roman city of Chester is packed with pastimes both ancient and modern. Here’s our city guide to help you make the best of a…


Review: Steam Dreams Cathedrals Express

Clare White steps into the age of steam on this amazing and elegant adventure on a train journey from London to Chester which is the very essence of a British experience.

Charms of Cheshire

Beautiful green countryside, a fascinating ancient city, grand stately homes and crumbling castles – Cheshire has it all. We take a tour through a county rich in history and heritage.

Interview with a Town Crier

Town Criers were an essential source of information when most people could not read or write.