If you're a history geek and you've never visited Chester, frankly, you should be ashamed, because the best things to do in Chester are so incredibly awesome. That might be over-stating the case but, either way, the walled city in the northwest of England has history pretty much dripping off its redbrick buildings. The main thing you need to know about the English town is that it was founded by the Romans as a fort, which explains one of its most famous attractions: the Roman amphitheatre. However, there are also medieval and Victorian parts to make admiring noises at—and plenty of good restaurants for refuelling. Chester's location on the Welsh border gives visitors easy access to the gorgeous area that is North Wales, so don't limit yourself to one side of the border.
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