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Chester Centre


Chester has a population of around 80,000 and although many of its black and white half-timbered buildings have an appearance harking back to medieval times, most are in fact Victorian. The original fortress city of Deva (named after the River Dee) was built by the Romans to keep out the Welsh barbarians and, although the Romans left in the 5th century, it wasn't until the 1300's that the Welsh were considered to be less of a threat. The Dewa Roman Experience is amongst Chester's many Roman attractions. It has the largest Roman Amphi-theatre in Britain, the Roman Garden and Minerva's Shrine.


Hawarden Golf Club - Deeside


Close to the borders of the English County of Cheshire nestles the Hawarden Golf Club. An undulating 18 hole par 69 parkland course set in mature meadowland offering a challenge to golfers of all abilities. The perfect venue for that Society golf break just 6 miles from Chester. Playing golf at Hawarden is an ideal location for golfers who may wish to include some nightlife in Chester after a satisfying day’s golf. Visitors are welcome from Sunday to Friday by prior arrangement with the Professional. Hawarden Golf Club has undergone a recent clubhouse refurbishment and offers golfers a comfortable respite after a game of golf.


Airbus UK Football Club


Formed in 1946 the works team of the Aerospace giant have been variously known as de Havilands, Hawker Siddeley, British Aerospace and BAE Systems. In keeping with the variety of names, Airbus have competed both in England - in the Chester & District League -and Wales as befits as club located close to the border town of Chester. In 1992 the Welsh National League (Wrexham area) Second Division title was won after a remarkable season which culminated in 28 wins from 34 matches, 130 goals scored and a 19 point margin over second placed Gresford Athletic reserves.Following four seasons in the First Division a runners up place to Wrexham colts in 1996 resulted in promotion to the Premier Division.


University of Chester


Founded in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest institutions in UK. A modern, educational institution, Chester is well-known for the quality of its education, student support and innovative courses. Currently, there are 15,000 students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on its two main campuses, Chester and Warrington . These students and the alumni of Chester will certify to the high professional standards upheld by the University since the time of its in...

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Beeston Castle - Cheshire


Standing majestically on a sheer rocky crag, Beeston has perhaps the most stunning views of any castle in England. Its history stretches back more than 4,000 years to when it was a Bronze Age hillfort. The huge castle was built in 1226 and soon became a royal stronghold, only falling centuries later during in the Civil War. ‘The Castle of the Rock’ exhibition outlines the history of this strategic site from prehistoric times, through the Middle Ages to the Civil War.


Chester Racecourse - Chester


More than two hundred thousand people a year visit Chester Racecourse for "a day at the races." There is something for everyone from the family seeking a relaxing Sunday picnic to the company entertaining guests in the lavish surroundings of the Racecourse. The traditional racing highlights of the season are during the 3 day May meeting when the world of flat racing focuses on Chester. The most popular meetings during evenings and on Saturdays are in the summer. It was Chester Racecourse that showed how to succeed with Sunday racing and tens of thousands now pack the Roodee for the annual family funday in August.