Chester, under an hour from Manchester or Liverpool and less than 200 miles from London, is one of Britain's most historic and visually appealing cities with its profusion of black and white timbered buildings, winding streets and alleys.

From its ancient boundary walls to its pretty river, this compact former market town of Cheshire is bursting with scenes of times gone by. While 2000-year-old Roman artefacts nudge medieval galleried Rows, Georgian terraces vie with Victoriana and so much more. The most complete walled city in the UK, it makes a perfect base for touring the North West of England or North Wales, and is an ideal break en route to Scotland or Ireland. For more info and accommodation details, visit, or use the tab above.

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Chester Museums
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Medieval Chester
Medieval Chester Link

Getting to Chester

Several city centre car parks are within easy reach of Chester Cathedral, our venue for 2018. Locations and availability are well sign-posted as you approach the city, and parking is free after 3pm at the Market and Gorse Stacks car parks. Park & Ride schemes are also in operation to and from the city outskirts. Click here for a map and full directions

By Rail
Chester is well-served by direct rail links throughout the region, including the Wirral, North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester and Crewe. There is a frequent service from London. The railway station has a bus link to the city centre, and a taxi rank.

By Bus
Frequent bus services, including an evening schedule, link Chester and its environs.

By Air
Chester is within easy travelling distance of Manchester and Liverpool airports, both with bus and rail links.

UK Travel Line
For information on all bus and train travel throughout the UK, Tel: 0870 608 2608, or use
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