Holiday in Chester – Your guide to Chester, England

 

Regional Information

Population: 120,000
Language: English
Currency: Pound Sterling
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +0 hours during Standard Time
UTC/GMT +1 hour during Daylight Saving Time

Weather

The weather in Chester is fairly moderate year-round. The most pleasant time of year to visit Chester is from April through September. There is always a chance of rain; however major downpours are not very common. December, January, and February are typically the wettest months.

Fascinating Facts

  1. Chester Racecourse is Britain’s oldest sporting venue. The first race was held there in 1539.
  2. Chester is sometimes referred to as "The Walled City" as its medieval walls form the most complete circuit of medieval walls around any town or city in England.
  3. St Werburgh is the patron saint of Chester.
  4. Chester Cathedral is the North West of England’s most popular tourist attraction.
  5. Chester has the only surviving rock cut Roman Shrine in England.
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