A day out in Chester on the River Dee is the perfect family outing that balances exploration, education, and entertainment in an affordable and enjoyable format. The city of Chester is called the Walled City because of a two-mile ring of medieval and Roman walls that surround the city. If you engage Chester coach hire for your trip, you should be able to incorporate a drive around this wall as part of your Chester experience. Other experiences and points of interest include such things as the Imperial War Museum in nearby Manchester to see the displays and featured programmes that describe how wars have affected all of us since the 1900’s. There are interactive and historical displays that have something for everyone in the family. If ancient history is your interest, a stop at the Grosvenor Museum should be on your list of to do items. This museum explores the Roman days of Chester from the 17th century. You will learn about the role that the Romans and silver contributed to this area. Afterwards, drop into the coffee shop or shop for souvenirs at the museum store.
The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port will entertain and inform you at the same time. You will see historic boats of all descriptions as well as the warehouses, docks, and pump houses that were part of the world’s first man-made water transport system of canals and streams. While you are there, you may wish to take a ride on a canal boat through the many canals and waterways that were so important to commerce in days gone by. As you come to the end of your Chester day out, you might take advantage of the many high quality restaurants in the city before embarking for home with Chester coach hire.