Chester - The seventh step - London to Edinburgh via Land's End and John o'Groats - CycleBlaze

June 19, 2019

Chester

The Travelodge at which we are staying is just within Chester's main historical precinct so after a few hours of work we walked out of the door and onto the ancient city walls.  Just below us were the Roman Gardens.

Roman gardens.
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Roman gardens.
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I'm not sure what to make of this.
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Roman gardens.
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Then it was onto the amphitheater next door to the gardens.

The Roman Amphitheater.
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After that we strolled along the city walls passed Eastgate and paid a visit to the cathedral.  Mostly various Gothic arches but, with so many seemingly unrelated additions over the years, it seemed quite disjointed.

Chester Cathedral.
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Chester Cathedral.
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Chester Cathedral.
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An interesting sculpture depicting John 4:14.
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Then we wandered about The Rows, taking care of a few chores, such as buying new gas canisters and topping up our mobile data, along the way.

Eastgate.
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View of The Rows from Eastgate.
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View of Eastgate from The Rows.
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This building was dated 1395.
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Chester Cross - the Town Crier was more interesting than the cross.
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After a lunch of giant Yorkshire puddings stuffed with pork and vegies we headed back to our digs to catch our breath for the afternoon's session of site seeing.  This involved mostly a lazy walk around the south-western side of the cit before returning to our digs to finish off some work.

The River Dee flowing strongly over the weir.
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The Grosvenor Bridge built in 1832. At the time the longest single-span arch bridge in the world.
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The castle was less impressive.
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We had just gone to sleep when suddenly the fire alarm started sounding - very loudly !  The hotel was evacuated and we all stood on the pavement while they took a roll call and the fire brigade was summonsed.  After about half and hour we were allowed back to our rooms.

Roll call - sleepy hands make for shaky photos.
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The fire brigade finally arrived.
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