About Chester

Chester is the county town of Cheshire, England with a population of approximately 120,000. Positioned on the River Dee, on the border with Wales, Chester is a beautifully preserved city with an array of periodic buildings and features that remind locals and visitors of its medieval and historical heritage.

Chester is a thriving city with many attractions for people of all ages and interests. From its traditional markets and historical buildings, to its trendy bars and boutique shops, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

The city is an extremely popular attraction for shoppers. The 'Rows' - which is basically two levels of shops - date back to medieval times. There are also numerous chain stores in the city centre, in the retail parks and in the two indoor shopping centres. If that isn't enough shops, the city also boasts a department store - Browns of Chester - in addition to an indoor market.

For more information about Chester, please visit the Visit Chester website by clicking here.

In the highly unlikely event that the attractions and facilities of Chester aren't enough to excite you, you will also be pleased to know that it is less than 30 miles away from the city of Liverpool (European Capital of Culture 2008), as well as other regions in the North-west of England, such as Wirral and Manchester. In addition, as Chester is located near to the Welsh border, it is only a short distance away from the many picturesque tourist spots in North Wales - perfect for a break.

Rail links are extremely regular from all areas, and due to the fact that the Countess is positioned directly opposite the local station - Bache (on the Wirral line) - it is easily accessible to and from any locations across the UK.