Posts Tagged ‘ Chester ’

The Æthelflæd celebration.

Jul 11th, 2018 | By

Called the Lady of the Mercians, Æthelflæd has also been called our ‘greatest woman-general.’ This weekend in Tamworth there will be a celebration of her role in history.



Roman Chester

Oct 11th, 2013 | By

A few years ago I wrote about my love of Chester and presented a possible days’ worth of sights. My enthusiasm for this small Roman city, with over 2000 years of history and some beautiful architecture, has never changed.



What did the Romans ever do for England? Quite a bit, actually…

Mar 21st, 2013 | By

Later this month, the British Museum will present a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Since their arrival in England in 43 AD, the Romans have certainly left their mark on the country



England’s underground treasures

Dec 15th, 2012 | By

As London prepares to celebrate 100 years of The Tube, the national tourist board looks at other underground experiences not to be missed



Dickensian Christmas

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

Our ideas of what a traditional Christmas is and looks like have been heavily shaped by Victorian literature and Charles Dickens in particular. As 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, VisitEngland has listed the top 10 Dickensian Christmas experiences across England this festive season



England’s horrible histories

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

England is a country world-renowned for its history. Our ancient lineage of Kings and Queens, revered historic architecture and deep-seated traditions bring visitors from near and far. But the country’s history is also peppered with tales of smuggling and witchcraft, piracy and ghostly hauntings, which lend a more sinister side to many of England’s popular destinations. Here, VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s darker tourist attractions



The GiANTS of Chester

Jun 3rd, 2012 | By

Chester will celebrate the jubilee on Monday (tomorrow) in a slghtly different way. 60 Jubilee GiANTS will parade around the centre of Chester.



Retail Tourism

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

In survey after survey, one of the reasons given for visiting a place is the shopping. We have weekend shopping trips to places as far away as Dubai. Coach companies do day trips to places like the Metrocentre in Gateshead. Outlet stores form retail parks such as in Bicester or outside Chester. Even when people spend a two week sun filled beach holiday in Spain, shopping is one of the things people indulge in.
So it was with some interest that I heard most of the debate in parliament on Wednesday on the future of independent retail. Tourism is integral with shopping. Good shops attract us to them. But did I hear much about tourism? Despite the fact that many MP’s were from areas that attract tourists, the answer was no.



A Day in…Chester

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Despite having visited, and lived in, many wonderful cities in Europe, if you were to ask me what my favourite city was, I would always say Chester. It has everything: over 2000 years of history, beautiful architecture representing over a thousand years of building, countryside appeal and (for those who want it!) a world-famous racecourse and ample shopping!