It has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are Victorian restorations.The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development – Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period.
The platforms buildings dating from the 19th century contain two bookshops, bars, buffets and waiting rooms.
The last major expenditure on the station was in 1985 when the track layout was remodelled and station facilities updated.
With a well-equipped on-site leisure centre you can let off some steam in the sauna or take a dip in the indoor pool.
In the evening unwind with a glass of wine and order dinner at the hotel bar & restaurant with a delicious menu spanning from culinary classics to contemporary cuisine, using locally-sourced ingredients.
The Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian founded Chester in AD 79, as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix.
It was established in the land of the Celtic Cornovii, according to ancient cartographer Ptolemy, Central Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridgegate, follow routes laid out at this time.
It was the first to be completely rebuilt owing to the need for expansion.
It was the also first to have completely independent rail lines built around it to ease traffic congestion.
In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia, which later became Chester's first cathedral, and the Saxons extended and strengthened the walls to protect the city against the Danes.
Chester was one of the last cities in England to fall to the Normans.
The present owners have further developed the property by virtue of a high quality single storey outbuilding that incorporates a large garage, store rooms and a fabulous one bedroom, one bathroom annexe. Door to cupboard with slatted shelf and hot water cylinder.