Has anyone else experienced problems in Chester when using a national concession travel card on the local buses?
We used the No.1 service that runs between Chester and Wrexham and had our cards refused twice by the drivers. Our cards were issued by our own local city council and clearly state what they are. Before anyone asks, yes we were in England for the whole of the journey.
My husband and I visited Chester yesterday and wish to purchase a kettle that looks like a teapot and a matching toaster The shop sold predominantly gadgets made in Paris The shop name and has the same name as the items on sale beginning with P but we can't remember what it was called and it was closed when we returned :-(!
We are thinking of doing a self-drive holiday in UK - never having been there before, but with limited time I was thinking of the following, obviously with stops along the way for sightseeing.
Day 1 (6.50 am arrival .....) London
Day 3 Drive to Bath
Day 4 Drive to Chester
Day 5 Drive through Wales, back to Chester
Day 6 Drive to York
Day 7 Drive to Nottingham
Day 8 Drive to Warwick
Day 9 Drive to Oxford
Day 10 Drive back to Heathrow (early start day 11)
Is it better to spend the two days in Chester with day trips out or would I be better allocating the time elsewhere? Not much interest in the Lakeland District as we are more interested in the history than the scenery.
Also, my husband will be working and we will need wifi access everywhere. Looking at B&B's, but want wifi, private facilities in all places. Am I too hopeful?
Any help gratefully accepted
Which is the town center to stay in Warrington? Also, any one who can offer (a furnished) room for 1 week statrting October 14th ?? Thanks.
What is the easest way to get from Knutsford to London in October? I'm thining train with one suite case each.
Just a quick reminder that Tattugran will soon be gracing the UK with her presence and, by way of welcome, we will be meeting up with her in Chester on Saturday, 3 July.
Meet is posted at :
We would love to see you there!
If you're attending and will arrive on Friday evening, drop me a line as I will be there then - maybe we could hook up?
I'd like to know the best things for us to see during a short trip to Chester. Are there any must-see National Trust places, museums etc.? Also, if someone could recommend a terrific restaurant in the city itself for dinner, that would also be welcome.
We're thinking of a little trip to explore Chester. If you know of a very nice hotel or B&B (preferably not far from the city centre), I'd love a few names.
We wouldn't want to spend more than £90 or so a night if possible.
Thanks in advance.
why do people flock from all over the world to look at this tacky clock? I live in chester and i don't understand why millions of tourists have to take pics of it in the middle of the street and get in the way! It's a hidious clock, so please tell me why people are so amazed by it?
Trying to plan a meeting with some friends there. I will be flying into Heathrow. Would it be best to take rail to Crewe or take another flight to Manchester and then onto Crewe. Also what hotels would you reccomend where pubs and eateries are close by.
Can you include travel time by rail etc...etc...
Can anyone recommend a Bed/Breakfast place in Sandbach.
I am celebrating in November so do not wish to drive anywhere.
Needs to be in the town.
Can be a private house,pub or budget hotel
could you please let me know if the bats that fly around in the bat cave are real or are they just holagrams.
I'm looking for a shuttle service, coach/bus company, other than National Express, from Gatwick (London) to Chester (Manchester). Trains are too complicated and British Airways are the only carrier direct- unfortunately times unsuitable on Saturdays.
Can anyone suggest cheap and decent accomodation for one person in Chester in autumn this year?
I will be in Chester to do an eductional programme and am looking for safe,decent accomodation.Is it possible to share accomodation/house on rent?
Could Vts based in Chester help?
I will be in Chester in autumn this year.I am looking for decent,inexpensive accomodation for three weeks,near Stanley street.A bed and breakfast place would be ideal.Also please advise me as to which is the cheapest way to travel from London to Chester.I also wish to know where exactly is Stanley street in Chester(it is not listed in the maps that I have seen on the internet)
Hi! I'm visiting Chester in late July. I wonder if the car boot sale at the rugby club is still on on those dates, and what day of the week is it?
Are there any other big car boot sales around??
I am planning to visit Chester for 2 days in June. Can any one recommend a good value bed and breakfast?
I'm fed up with the ridiculous cost of hotels in the UK which are generally a complete rip-off and are geared to catering for business types. Excuse me for ranting! Any help would be very much appreciated.
I was looking into staying at the Chester Backpackers Hostel for a few days while I visited Manchester and Liverpool. Does anyone have any comment about the hostel or suggestions on must-see things in Chester itself? Thanks
I am looking for somewhere to stay in chester with 15 of my best friend in feb 06???? any ideas of value accom would be appereciated!!!
I'm doing family history. i need information about St. Mary's on/the hill church/parish in chester. i'm looking for ancestor's name of George Burton, if any of you has info would you please share it with me? thank you!
Can any one recommend good places to eat in Warrington?
Greetings fellow travellers. There are 12 adults all planing to meet for a weekend in Chester. We are a varied bunch, so specific places are out. (I'm a rock fan, but if we went to a rock pub, 11 of our group would be unhappy). We are there Friday & Saturday in late April. Where should we drink? and where should we avoid? Accomodation is sorted in the CH2 area and we'll be walking.(or staggering if you catch me driff)
I will be in Chester on my birthday and was wondering what good pubs were in Chester to have a pint in on Thursday March 24th?
On a sunday the only way to get there is by bus and i can get as far as Monks Heath. Whats the best way to walk from there?
Does anyone have comments regarding the hostels in Chester? Is one better than the other in terms of location or other factor? Also, any comments on the Chester City Road Apartments at 16-18 City Road? They advertise double rooms at 11 BP per person per night.
Hi all! I plan to visit Chester for a day trip very soon. Any recomended places /sights and restaurants to visit while I am there? Thanks in advance! :)
Hi all! andrew speaking going away at wit so just want to know how much does it cost to get to liverpool from chester?
Hello to everyone I’m going to spend some days in Chester and I would like to go to London and Oxford. Is there anyone that can tell me how to go on public transports and approximate prices? Can you recommend me something to visit around Chester? Thanks
Hello I am planning to go on a narrowboat cruise that departs from Chester and goes to Llangollen.. with the Dawn and Dusk ... I am looking forward to join them since I cannot walk large distances and I love to go on a boat . I will bring my scootie (a foldable little scootmobile) The advise is to travel from Amsterdam to Manchester Int Airport.. I would like to know how much the cab fair would be from the Airport to a nice Hotel in the City Center or even better is there a hotel with shuttle service.. Furthermore I will have to back to Machester Int. Airport from Llangollen. Should I go by train to Chester and take a cab from there or does anyone have a better option Thanks in advance Louise
Hi, I just learned that the coach station in Chester will be closed this year. Does anybody know where the National Express Coaches will stop then? I'll have to walk to the train station from the coach stop. Does anybody how far this will be? Is is a safe area to walk in late at night or is it better to take a taxi - provided there will be taxis at the new station. Thank you for your help. Christine