Today’s excursion spotlight is focusing on Chester. Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain, located near to the border of Wales in the North West of England.
Chester was one of the last cities in England to fall to the Normans and William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border.
Some of the medieval buildings can still be seen in the city centre today. Railways, canals and new roads were built during the industrial revolution, which saw substantial expansion and development throughout the city.
On our excursion to Chester students will visit the cathedral. There will be plenty of time in the afternoon to explore the city too!