Enjoy a compact, friendly, lovely old English city, packed with shops and see Roman or Medieval reminders around every corner
The first time you see the Roman city wall encircling the city, and the intricate ironwork of the Eastgate clock tower, they’ll take your breath away. Living in this unique and charming city in the north west of England you’ll grow used to seeing such historic sights.
Roman ruins; heritage-listed Tudor buildings housing shops, bars and restaurants; Victorian gardens, proud statues and a remarkable cathedral will all become part of your daily routine living in Chester.
It’s not just the historic buildings that are eye-catching, the city’s also awash with green space. Get your fix of the great outdoors walking by the River Dee, which runs along the southern edge of the city, or board a boat and explore the water alongside the mallards, grebes and swans. There are miles of canal pathways to cycle or jog along, as well as open meadows. You’ll have no problem finding a tranquil spot to study or have a picnic.
Shopping’s always a pleasure in Chester, when you can stroll along the cobbled streets between high street chains and boutique stores. Everything you need is within the city walls so it’s easy to zip from shop to shop picking up supplies. When you need a bite to eat, find a sidewalk table and tuck in as you watch the world go by.
After a long week studying treat yourself with a night out with friends. Sit and chat over a pint in a traditional northern pub, or share a jug of Sangria and some delicious tapas at El Gato Negro - just one of the many great places to eat out.