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Chester is a historic city that is on the Dee River in the North-Western county of Cheshire. Even if you don't want to spend a whole holiday here, you will most definitely want to take a day and visit the Roman ruins. Some parts of this pretty city are over 2000 years old.
June - The Chester Summer Music Festival is an event to remember. Attend and you will be able to experience and enjoy a plethora of venues around the city. There is definitely something for everyone. Don't miss this fun-filled event.
July - The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park is definitely an event to attend. Tickets go on sale in November each year because of the huge attendance. You'd better grab them quickly. This beautiful flower show takes place on over 24 acres of glorious parkland. You will be offered an enormous range of gardening opportunities. The pavilions here showcase the very best in arts, crafts, and local produce. This is absolutely one of the largest events on the gardening calendar.
September - Do you love horse racing? Then you should come to the Dee Festival. It celebrates both of the Chester and Bangor-on-Dee Racecourses. With its location, you will be able to experience the thrill and excitement of the city and the charm of the country. Don't miss this wonderful event.
If you are in the mood for Asian food, then you should visit the Bengal Dynasty restaurant. Located just on the outskirts of Chester, this is an award winning Bangladeshi restaurant. You will love the food and the atmosphere you get here.
Maybe you would prefer a café. You will love The Bell Pepper. This small café is a café/tea room during the day, but on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights it turns into a high-class bistro that serves specialized cuisine.
Alexander's Jazz Theatre, Bar & Restaurant is the place to be at night. It is considered one of the North West's leading live jazz venues. Top jazz acts from around the world come here to play. They also have a comedy show every Saturday night if you are in the mood to laugh.
You will also want to visit the Fat Cat Café. Open for ten years, this café is located in the cellar of a Town House. It will give you a warm, cozy, and friendly atmosphere. You will find a huge selection of beer, wine, and spirits, not to mention an excellent menu of food.
Voted one of the best shopping cities in the country, Chester has the only city-centre in the world that offers two levels of shopping: one at street level and one that is raised and covered from the elements.
If you are looking for designer label clothing, then you will want to shop at Tessuti. They cater for both men and women and carry names such as Prada and Armani.
They also have stores that specialize in antiques, book, and art supplies. If you are looking for something specific, there's a good chance you'll find it here.