The City of Chester, established as Deva by the Romans 2,000 years ago on the banks of the River Dee, is the historic gem of North West England. It is easily accessed by road and rail, and is the gateway to the castles and coast of North Wales. Chester is the perfect touring base for your self catering holiday and gives easy access to the great houses and gardens of Cheshire and the Wirral.
Chester is the most complete walled city in Britain. The original walls were built by the Romans, and today they offer a two mile walkway around the city interrupted by historic towers and ancient gates in the form of imposing stone arches. In the Middle Ages global trading brought considerable affluence to the city of Chester, and during this period the famous half-timbered double-decker Rows were built. These distinctive promenades, now used as shopping arcades, line the four roads radiating from the Cross - they are unique to Chester with evocative names such as Broken Shin Row and Pepper Alley.
Chester Cathedral towers above the city: originally a 10th Century church dedicated to St. Werburgh, a Mercian princess, it is the site of a wealthy Norman Benedictine Monastery and only became a cathedral after the dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII.
The following self-catering accommodation is available to rent for short or long lets near Chester, Cheshire. Pleae click on any images for full details or use the Feature Pages for more holiday lets in England.