Chester is my UK hometown. Despite I wasn’t born in the UK, I spent last 11years here. I remember when I first arrived in Chester, how I lived this little quirky and full of the historic town. I couldn’t speak English but I was determined to learn the language of the place I was living in. I loved every minute of living in Chester, exploring the city and make new friends there.
While living and working in Chester I had the chance to explore not only the town but also the entire Cheshire area. When I think of Cheshire, the first things that come to my mind is the green and sunny place. This is how I remember it, even during dull dark winters, Cheshire always had some sunny and positive parts in it. I can now count several places I lived in Cheshire other than just Chester, Helsby a small village near Frodsham. Before moving to Manchester I used to also live in Altrincham a cute small town and Helsby village. Each of this, bring a smile and positive memories. Such a great places to live with friendly people around. Go ahead and Laurus
If you planning to visit Chester, then here a few tips from the previous resident of 4 years 🙂
- Chester Cathedral is the must place along with a walk around the Chester Walls. There is something magical to see different ruins or pass along famous Chester Racecourse.
- Local bars, like Bar Lounge, Upstairs at the grill or Havana- must have visit plus don’t forget to pop for a pint in Marlborough arms with wide selections of beers.
- Go to the park as is full of friendly squirrels and you can just bring a blanket and enjoy the fresh air.
Cruise over river Dee. Hands down I never did that, but it’s a must do next time even for me as I watched people enjoying it so many times.
- Chester racecourses, other than passing by- during summer take part in it as you can buy cheap tickets and sat on the grass enjoying your Tesco wine 😉
- The Grosvenor shopping centre is very small, however, packed few fine shops where you can find small boutiques and cafes, so once finish sat for a coffee under one of the arcades and enjoy the local street music players.
Once you visited and enjoyed Chester, take a trip to Cheshire Oaks where you can find many outlets like Mulberry, or Boss and grab 70% cheaper products. A warning, it’s huge so be ready for a full day-long trip! Another Cheshire place I love is Frodsham forest, where you can GO Ape and climb trees, it’s too fun! That;’s just small part from me, check the infographic below to find more.