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Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, so why not talk about some of the things I love about the city of Chester? I visited plenty of universities and their cities while I was looking for the right one. But when I came to an Open Day at Chester, I quickly fell in love with the city. All the shops, restaurants, and mesmerizing aesthetics won me over in an instant. So, in keeping with the season, here are some of the best places I’ve found during my time in Chester:

The city walls

Chester is the only city in Britain that retains the full circuit of its ancient defensive walls and they are one of the crowning features of the city. Walking along the walls is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The walk has many points to stop and view the city and it's surroundings, as well as some interesting titbits about the rich history of Chester.


A star attraction in the heart of the city. Storyhouse mainly serves as a theatre/cinema, but it also has a library, a cafe with wonderful food, and is great place to grab a coffee and crack on with studying. If you’re getting bored of doing all your work in your room, why not give the Storyhouse a look?

Watergate Street

While there are many charming places offering a taste of Chester, Watergate street has some of the best restaurants and cafés around. Chalk is probably my favorite place to go for a coffee or hot chocolate. Plenty of variety, a chill and relaxing atmosphere, and very fairly priced. On the other hand, The Flower Cup serves some of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had. If you like a nice egg in the morning, their eggs florentine is a must have. To top it off, Watergate Street has a number of bars and clubs that make for an exciting night-life experience.

Grosvenor Park

Last on our whirlwind tour of Chester is the riverside park, aka Grosvenor Park. It is a charming place that provides a relaxing walking route and a nice spot for a picnic. It’s an award-winning public park with lots of hidden secrets and even a miniature train!

On top of that, it sits right next to the former cathedral of Chester, with ruins that make for a great spooky backdrop. And if that wasn’t good enough, it’s a stone's throw away from the River Dee. A great place to spend the day with loved ones.

If you like the sound of Ryan's recommendations and would like to come and see Chester for yourself, then why not visit us?

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