Friday, 19 September 2008

A Deva..ine treat!


Sometimes it is good to stray from one's plans! So stray we did!!
Whilst staying at the farmhouse in Clun, our lovely hostess,Mary, invited us on a coach trip!
Not any old coach trip..but the 'Clun Senior Citizens' coach trip to...

CHESTER!!
We're not quite senior citizens, (in case any of you are wondering!) but there were a few spare seats and so we took the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities on offer in England.
Chester began when the Romans built a fort next to the River Dee about 75 AD. The Roman fort was called Deva.

On our arrival, Mr Snippets and I made our way to take a quick look at the River Dee before jumping on the top of one of these:



The tour, with commentary, gave us a really good idea of what's what in Chester. It was so very well presented, in fact by an actor (although noone I recognised!) . Dear 'Mr Snippets' was the star of the bus tour as he was the only one who gave a correct answer when the guide/actor asked...

'Does anyone know where Charles 1 was beheaded?'

I was rather impressed when I saw my Dear DH, hand up proudly, ready to answer...and listened carefully as he shouted...

'Yes,I do...just above his shoulders'


(There's always one, eh?!)

We alighted about an hour later...and then our walkabout began..



Chester is a the most beautiful English city.



We had 5 hours there, before meeting up with everyone else..do you know,we only went into one shop during all that time (and one pub..a few times) ! I was just so happy to roam and sight see.

If you want to read more...

http://www.localhistories.org/chester.html

http://www.visitchester.com/

7 comments:

Kitty said...

It's a city I've always wanted to visit. x

Hen said...

Ooh Sal, something in common once more; Chester is my home town, I lived just a mile outside the centre from birth until I went away to uni. All my family are still there and I feel very lucky somewhere so attractive is my home town. Still not as nice as South Devon, though...

Hen x

anne bebbington said...

Whenever we've done city breaks abroad an open topped bus tour is virtually the first thing we do if nothing else but to get our bearings - it's never occurred to us to do one in the UK but why ever not?

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Looks so fabulous--and so interesting! I love the building with all the woodwork on the outside--impressive!

And, speaking of impressive--bravo to your DH for his intelligent answer, LOL!!

Smiles, Karen

April said...

Oh I love Chester, but haven't been for years

April xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a gorgeous place to visit! You asked about the Bath pigs - they are part of an art project - look here for more info & pics of all the pigs:
http://www.kingbladudspigs.org

carolyn said...

Thanks for the tour, I've never been to Chester and it is one of my things to do because my Great Great Grandfather owned an hotel there which I would like to see someday