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May 27, 2016 - go to Chester, if you get the chance!

Figuring yesterday had been about a 13 mile walk we chose to be lazy today and take the bus to Chester. It was a slow bus ride climbing through little villages along the way so lots to look at. A Welsh couple sitting beside us were happy to share their knowledge of the area although most of what she said was prefaced with “I’ve never actually been there but……”! They did tell us that if you are 60 and Welsh, the bus is free to ride – another great idea! When we jumped off the bus and came to the main plaza there was a busker singing his...

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Aug 18, 2015 - Lake District and Chester

August 18-Lake Country and Chester It wasn’t originally on my list, but as I reviewed the Rick Steves book on Great Britain I realized that we were close to the Lake Country. I had heard this referred to before, and I looked to see that it was only a few miles out of our way to visit it, and we could still reach Chester in time to check into our hotel. Susan wasn’t convinced it was a good idea, but I really wanted to see the stone circles at Castlerigg, and that was enough to get us going in that direction. Turns out it was a good decision....

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Jun 14, 2015 - Walking Chester Walls

We had moved on the Friday to a campground we had used before on Colwyn Bay. The weather on the Saturday was wet so we caught up with grocery shopping etc. Sunday was forecast to be sunny but cool so we decided we would head to Chester. We had intended to visit Chester from Wrexham but ran out of time and couldn’t stay any longer at the campground there. We had visited Chester over 20 years ago for a long weekend. The town was very busy even though it was a Sunday. In 79AD the Romans built Dev Castra their largest fortress in Britain. The...

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Sep 30, 2014 - I'm leaving on an airplane

Hi Everyone As the warm sunny days and the crisp clear nights of the Indian summer were still with us, we decided to stay in Scotland. We drove across Blackmoor, a huge expanse of wind swept hills, heather covered moors and dark hued lakes with a sky so big, full of clouds that tumbled and twirled across the horizon. In the middle of this beautiful but barren landscape stands a food truck that serves the best haggis and square sausage that you have ever tasted, we just had to stop and get our jaws locked around these fat laden delights! We...

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Sep 11, 2014 - Off to the land of the leprechaun

Wonderful day again. Sunny and 17 degrees in England. Drove to Chester. What an awesome old town built in the roman times. Old cobble streets in the "Rows". Quite the up scale shops but also great little tea rooms. Too early for the pubs! Back on the road and crossed into The northern part of Wales. Bilingual here too but English and Gaelic. Drove the countryside to the ferry where we had a 3 1/2 hour ferry ride. The Irish Sea was like glass. Great trip.

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Apr 13, 2014 - Chester

Chester is a place where people play a lot of chess. And that is why it is Chester. .retsehC si ti yhw si taht dnA .ssech fo tol a yalp elpoep erehw ecalp a si retcehC The problem is i don't remember about it. One thing I remember is that it is a place in england.

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Sep 8, 2013 - Beautiful Chester

Today was a full day exploring Chester - a beautiful originally Roman city. We started out on the hop on hop off bus so we could get a good idea of the whole city. Have a look at the photo of our bus trying to pass an oncoming car with no help from 2 pedestrians! needless to say the car had to back up. This is an every day occurrence as the roads in some places are not wide enough for 2 vehicles especially if one is a double decker bus! There are many old buildings dating back to Roman (60AD) & Saxon (1200AD) times with an intact city wall...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Robin Hood country to Chester

Nottingham proved to be a very interesting city. Home of course to the legend of Robin Hood. The city is full of ancient buildings & Roman ruins. We went to the castle and saw all the artefacts dating from around 70 AD. The city shops are upmarket - pity we don't have much room for extras! Walking down one street we came across Jamie Oliver's Italian Restaurant - we decided to treat ourselves to lunch. Delicious! We had Sea Bass cooked the Italian way with lots of garlic. We set off across to the other side of the country over near the...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Chester, England -enjoying warm English hospitality

I have thoroughly enjoyed 4 busy but casual and fun days with Leanne's warm, friendly and most welcoming family, dad and mum - Gareth and Sue, brother Sam and his lovely girlfriend - Shelley in Chester, England and the weekend in Anglesey, Wales. This has been another major highlight of my trip because it has been such a personal experience with this fun loving and welcoming family. (Evan I understand why you enjoyed yourself so much in Chester staying with the Roberts family, very easy to get comfortable here). I arrived on Thursday and...

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Jane Lady of Leisure

Jul 9, 2013 - Ancient City of Chester

This morning, before leaving our accommodation just south of Chorley, we figured we’d book ahead for Chester so as to take advantage of advanced booking prices. We don’t usually know where we’ll stop at the end of the day, but in this case we did. We got all the way through the on-line booking process and came to the ‘Verified by VISA’ page and Bruce couldn’t remember his password. We tried four different possibilities which turned out to be one too many and his card got locked. Bummer! Now we’ll have to get hold of the TD VISA people in...

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Jun 23, 2013 - on the move again

on trains again. Took the bus from Beddlegert to Caernarvon and then to BAngor. Helpful people again. Just helpful, not like the second lady the other day that I think went a bit over the top. She had asked where I was going and as we approached the town I moved towards the driver so I could check out the best stop for my destination. SHe called out from the back of the bus " not yet lovey, this isn't your stop" This time a teenage girl offered to lift my case into the luggage section. I hadn't done this before as at hip high its too much...

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Jun 17, 2012 - Chester, England

Chester, a Roman town on the River Dee, still has 2 miles of its fortified city walls in tact. Within the walls are half-timbered houses and shops, some from the Tudor Days Considered unusual, some of the buildings were black and white timbered fascades even during the more recent Georgian and Victoria eras (rather than brown and beige). There is the very impressive Chester Cathedral dating from 1250. A lovely ornate clock was erected over the wall in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Our group got to see this lovely old...

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