Chester is the county town of Cheshire. Situated in a popular and attractive area of north-west England, close to the M56 and M53 motorways, Chester is located to the south-west of Manchester.
The medieval city of Chester boasts an impressive collection of architecture and historical features. These include the most complete city walls remaining in the UK today, as well as many notable buildings such as Chester Castle, Chester Cathedral and the Eastgate Clock. For more family-oriented visits, Chester also has its own zoo, Chester Zoo, as well as the Blue Planet Aquarium - both extremely popular with children visiting the area.
Anyone who wants to learn more about Chester and see all the most memorable sights should consider taking one of the guided tours that are available. These range of the comparatively innocent History Hunter through to the positively spooky Ghosthunter Trail, which takes place on selected evenings each week.
Chester is a major regional shopping centre and tourist attraction and is also home to several large financial organisations - providing employment and opportunities for local residents. The town is also home to the University of Chester.
Chester expanded rapidly after World War II and today is home to more than 75,000 people. As well as local employers, there are many substantial employers in Manchester and in the Deeside area of North Wales, which is just a few miles from Chester.
Road connections to Manchester and other major cities are good and Chester is well-served with van hire companies. Just choose from the list above if you need to rent any of these vehicles: