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Lying on the River Dee close to the Welsh border, Chester is a historical city in north-west England.

When Chester was founded as a Roman fort nearly 2,000 years ago, it was one of the three main Roman army bases in Britannia. Still visible from this time are Britain's largest known military amphitheatre and only rock cut Roman shrine still in situ.

Some distinguishing characteristics of Chester are its city walls (the most complete ones in Britain), its 'rows' (which consist of buildings with shops or dwellings on the lowest two storeys) and its black and white architecture.

Other attractions include Chester Castle, Eastgate Clock, Chester Zoo, the Grosvenor Museum and numerous pubs and bars.

Read more about Chester in the About Chester section.