Attractions - Lavender Lodge B & B
More than two hundred thousand people a year visit Chester Racecourse for "a day at the races." There is something for everyone from the family seeking a relaxing Sunday picnic to the company entertaining guests in the lavish surroundings of the Racecourse. The traditional racing highlights of the season are during the 3 day May meeting when the world of flat racing focuses on Chester. The most popular meetings during evenings and on Saturdays are in the summer. It was Chester Racecourse that showed how to succeed with Sunday racing and tens of thousands now pack the Roodee for the annual family funday in August.
The ground was opened in 1992. All four sides are covered and are roughly the same height, making the stadium look quite tidy. Each stand has perspex windshields to each side, whilst the corners of the ground are open. The stadium is a small, fairly simple affair with two sides being seated and the two ends being terrace. The East Stand is slightly taller than the facing West Stand, having a few more rows of seating and some enclosed glassed viewing areas at the back of it. The stadium is completed with a set of four thin modern floodlight pylons. One interesting fact about the ground is that most of it (apart from half the East Stand and the club offices) is in actually situated in Wales.
This multiple and international award winning museum is a must for all canal-lovers as well as being of great interest to the whole family. You may spend the day wandering freely around the old dockyard and go aboard many of its preserved working boats to see how the old navigators of Britain's Inland Waterways lived and worked. Or else there are guided tours and demonstrations taking place frequently throughout the day. There are over 60 boats and ships afloat, as well as standing boats, and these include narrow and wide beam boats, barges, tugs, icebreakers, wooden, steel and concrete boats. You can see many being restored and watch the blacksmith at work, or visit the engine house where many great steam and diesel engines are preserved in running order.
Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England, perched on a rocky sandstone crag 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, on his return from the Crusades.
One of the most famous half timbered houses in Britain, now owned by the National Trust. Dates from 15th Century and spans many periods, plus gardens and woodland walks. The atmospheric interior of this rambling house spans many periods, its Great Hall and priest hole date from Tudor times, while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms, some with William Morris wallpapers, show the Victorian desire for privacy and comfort. There is also fine Jacobean plasterwork and intricately carved furniture. A fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servants hall enable visitors to see 'behind the scenes'. The restored garden, and there are woodland walks and magnificent views of the Mersey basin and North Wales hills from The Bund a high bank. Home farm, a 5 minute walk from Speke Hall, is a model Victorian farm building, restored and offers estate walks, children's play area and orchard.
Recently refurbished, the cathedral is the most complete medieval monastic complex still standing in the UK. It’s in the centre of the city, along with one of its unusual points - its separate bell-tower.