Monday, 16 July 2012

Chester Car Hire

Northgate Street, Chester
By Crashlanded - Wikimedia Commons
Chester is a city in Cheshire, England.  Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 80,121 inhabitants,  and is the largest and most populous settlement of the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, which has a population around 328,100.

Chester has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are actually Victorian restorations.  Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain.

Chester lies at the southern end of a 2-mile (3.2 km) Triassic sandstone ridge that rises to a height of 42 m within a natural S-bend in the River Dee.

The more unusual landmarks in the city are the city walls, the Rows and the black-and-white architecture. The walls encircle the bounds of the medieval city and constitute the most complete city walls in Britain, the full circuit measuring nearly 2 miles (3 km). The only break in the circuit is in the southwest section in front of County Hall.

The major museum in Chester is the Grosvenor Museum which includes a collection of Roman tombstones and an art gallery. Associated with the museum is 20 Castle Street in which rooms are furnished in different historical styles.  The Dewa Roman Experience has hands-on exhibits and a reconstructed Roman street. One of the blocks in the forecourt of Chester Castle houses the Cheshire Military Museum.

Chester's main industries are now the service industries comprising tourism, retail, public administration and financial services. Many domestic and international tourists visit to view the cities landmarks and heritage with a complimentary benefit to hotels and restaurants.

The city is a hub for major roads, including the M53 motorway towards the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool and the M56 motorway towards Manchester. The A55 road runs along the North Wales coast to Holyhead and the A483 links the city to nearby Wrexham and Swansea to the far south.

If you're in Chester and require a rental car, find some great deals online through Chester car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major suppliers to get you the best rates.

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