Historic city full of details
After working in Chester City Centre down Lower Bridge Street for 17 years, there is nothing I love more that walking around the City and I can guarantee that you will notice something you haven’t noticed before every time. Whether it’s the gargoyles on top of some of the churches or noticing another of the famous architect, John Douglas’, eclectic work around the City!
Chester City Centre has an abundance of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, one of which has a Michelin Star within the only 5 Star Hotel in Chester, The Chester Grosvenor. From the Chester Grosvenor bar you can look up to the famous Eastgate Clock, which is the most photographed clock in England (after Big Ben of course!).
Roman history including a Roman Amphitheatre and Gardens
The City of Chester was founded as a Fort, so there is plenty of Roman history to be explored, such as the Amphitheatre remains and the Roman Gardens, which are also host to the ‘moonlight flicks’ in the summer months where you can watch your favorite films under the stars.
The City Centre residential accommodation on offer ranges from terraced properties to apartments so there is something to suit the ‘City Centre Cestrian’ in you. Some of the newer estates even have semi-detached properties but be sure to get registered with us so you can be one of the first to get updates, as they won’t last long on the market!
Famous Chester Race Course
Not to forget to mention the famous Chester Racecourse, which hosts races throughout the horse racing season. Even if you don’t attend the races it’s good to get a spot in one of the coffee shops or bars just to ‘people watch’ so you don’t miss out!
Chester Grosvenor Park is a little bit of tranquility in the City Centre with it’s tree lined paths with squirrels running in and out of the trees and the miniature railway, which is open during the warmer months – the adults sometimes enjoy this more than the children! The paths lead down to ‘The Groves’, where you can walk alongside the River Dee, take a stroll over the Curzon suspension bridge, grab a spot of lunch at Hickorys Smoke House or one of the other eateries along The Groves and grab an ice cream then sit down on the benches and watch the world go by. In the summer months there are special bands that play on the bandstand on the weekend!
Schools, Shops, Pubs & Restaurants
The Schools in and around Chester City Centre include Chester Bluecoat Church of England Primary School and the independent schools such as The Kings School and The Queens School. There is a new school opening in Autumn 2020 called The Abbey School, which is for 4 to 19 year olds and is for pupils with a diagnosis of autism and/or severe learning difficulties, who may display behaviour of concern or behaviour that challenges families and services.