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Chester, Cheshire, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 53° 11.491 W 002° 53.679
30U E 507038 N 5893580
Quick Description: Chester, Cheshire, England
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/12/2010 3:06:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMA3XF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 21

Long Description:
Chester is a city in Cheshire, England. Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the year 79 by the Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian. Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago. 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 the British Isles.
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 Rows are unique in Britain. They consist of buildings with shops or dwellings on the lowest two storeys. The shops or dwellings on the ground floor are often lower than the street and are entered by steps, which sometimes lead to a crypt-like vault. Those on the first floor are entered behind a continuous walkway, often with a sloping shelf between the walkway and the railings overlooking the street.
The most prominent buildings in the city centre are the town hall and the cathedral.
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List

Page Location in Source Book: Europe I, page 4

Type of Waymark: City

Location of Coordinates: Photographed site

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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