Last weekend we popped over to Chester in the North West of England and were charmed by this old roman city.
It has the most complete city walls in the UK and my number one recommendation for anyone visiting the city is to walk the walls.
A circuit of the walls will lead one to cross over the main shopping streets, pass by the roman amphitheatre, look down on the lush green racecourse, walk by the River Dee, tread the tow path of the canal and admire the old cathedral. One is treading in the prints of so many who have walked these walls over the centuries – the walls date from around the 12th century. Makes one think.
Here are a few modest shots, taken on the iphone, of our trip to Chester.
Thrown in here is a shot of a butterfly encountered while visiting Chester Zoo, a short bus ride from the city centre.
If you are thinking of heading Chester way, I would have to recommend staying by Hoole – a short walk from the city centre but with a buzz all of its own and plenty of independent, happening bars and eateries.
So there is a glimpse of Chester and its walls and a top tip for anyone thinking of going.