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Chester Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom

Chester, UK - Sights: Unique and different Attractions of Chester

Chester is a small city located near the Welsh Border in the country of Cheshire, England. It lies on the River Dee. There are several sights and attractions in Chester, making it one of the most visited cities in Great Britain.

St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church was founded in the year 689 by the King of Mercia. Later, this church was once again rebuilt by another Mercian King in the tenth century, when simultaneously Chester was being established as one of the frontier towns. In 1547, this church was demoted from the position of being a collegiate church to a parish church by Henry VIII. During the civil war, this church was requisitioned by the Parliamentarians for military usage, which led to the toppling of its central tower. In spite of the disastrous history, the church still stands to serve the natives.

Rufus Court

This is a small arcade at the Northgate Street, which tends to be the home for the most unique and unusual restaurants and shops in Chester. The regularly hosted musical nights and comedy shows of Alexander’s Jazz Theatre are very famous over here. The Avalon Collector’s Shop is the best place to be at for those, who love collecting stamps.

The Bridge of Sights

The bridge can be easily noticed from the top of the famous Northgate Street, where the canal crosses the road. This bridge was installed by Jospeh Turner in the year 1793. It was meant as passage through which the prisoners could cross the canal and reach the chapel to say their last prayer before their execution. The iron railings on the bridge were meant to prevent the occurrence of suicide attempts. Currently, with the absence of the chapel and the jail, the bridge turns to be one of the curious and inaccessible objects in Chester.

The Northgate

This famous gate was designed by Thomas Harrison but was built 1808-10 to replace the initial medieval gate. This gate is one of the most famous sights in Chester and is often used for references.

Chester history and heritage

This is an impressive port of call, or a unique storehouse of the remarkable history of Chester. It preserves everything from the details of the ancestors to the architectural buildings of Chester and proves to be the ideal destination for researches who crave to explore the history of Chester.

Apart from these, there are several other sites in Chester like the Grosvenor museum, the amphitheatre, the old dee bridge, the visitors centre. These sights make Chester a crowd-pulling city.

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