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Chester is one of the oldest remaining Roaman empire cities left in the UK. Contained within it’s still-standing fort wall from the days of c.70AD, is a large range of modern and bustling shops, bars and restaurants, including a small indoor shopping centre. One of Chester’s most famous POI’s is its racecourse, which still sees a wide attraction of parties from across the country gather each summer to see horses race alongside the River Dee. A £2 Park and Ride service operates regularly to keep Chester city centre well connected with outer-lying towns and those who choose to drive in from further afield.


Chester has become probably my favourite city in the UK since starting university. The town is cute with traditional Tudoristic buildings and cobbled paths. However it also has every shop you'd expect in a bigger city, even brand specific shops such as Jack Wills and Rolex. The people are friendly (mainly students) and everything is walkable, from my student housing it's a 10 minute walk to a retail park (gym, supermarkets) or the town. There's also a very low crime rate and over my 3 years I haven't known anyone to suffer from any theft, mugging, assault, whereas I know my friends at other universities delt with this. Also it's only a 15min drive to Cheshire Oaks which is one of the best outlets in the UK. Also the Chester Races are a sick day to wear a suit get drunk and bet away your student loan. Comfortablity of a small town with the facilities of a big City. Would consider moving back here to settle down in the UK. Bad Points: Nightlife is limited (However the Live Rooms are amazing for bigger events, Skream, Micheal Bibi, Nghtwrk. Area is quite middle class and not very racially diverse.

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