Chester, England

The Romans founded Chester as Deva Victrix, a now legendary fortress and town, in the 70s AD. Then, during the early 7th century, the Kingdom of Northumbria captured Chester from the Britons. Moreover, the Saxons are credited with giving Chester its name, as they called any group of Roman buildings a “ceaster.” In time, the term was then corrupted to Chester. Deep roots to Rome may still be enjoyed, as Roman city walls have survived, providing beautiful views of the Chester Cathedral and amphitheatre, as well as serving as a public walkway.

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january
  • New Year's Day

march
  • Cheese Rolling Championships

april
  • Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival

may
  • Chester Folk Festival
  • May Festival at Chester Racecourse

june
  • Chester Midsummer Watch Parade
  • Chester Summer Music Festival
  • Deva Triathlon
  • Dragon Boat Festival

july
  • The British Masters Showjumping
  • Chester Rocks!
  • Chester Summer Music Festival
  • Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

august
  • Family Funday

september
  • Autumn Festival
  • Chester Fashion Festival

october
  • Shell Chester Literature Festival
  • Up the Wall

december
  • Boxing Day
  • Christmas Day
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