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Chester is a city located on the River Dee in Cheshire. It was originally established as a fortress by the Romans in the 1st century, which makes it a very historic city. It is known for its oceanic climate, attractions, events, educational environment, and having a variety of student residences.
The city has a list of top-rated universities such as the University of Chester, which has five different campuses in and around Chester and the University of Law, which has a beautiful campus spread across 14 acres of land with state-of-the-art facilities.
You will find the best student attractions in Chester; the Grosvenor Museum is one of the city's top museums and an English National Heritage. It opens from 10:30 am to 5 pm and can easily be reached by bus or train. The museum explores the history of Chester via a large collection of arts and sculptures. You will find a year-round programme of special exhibitions and events that can be directly found on the website. Other places that you can visit include the Gateway Theatre, Odeon Cinema, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, and Chester Zoo.
There are a lot of festivals in the city including the Chester Heritage Fest, held in June with more than 60 events with different themes each year. The Chester Music Festival is another festival that takes place between July and August with performances from superstars and big musicians from all over the world. You will find free places to visit in Chester as well. Grosvenor Park is a 20-acre public park that is very suitable for a quick walk or jog. You can also choose to enjoy a picnic at the Chester Roman Gardens, which are very quiet despite being in the middle of the city and thus perfect for relaxation.
Chester has good transportation links with bike-friendly routes, buses, trams, railways, and river canals. If you wish to know the timetable of a certain bus, you can check here. You can also get a Plusbus card for discounts on your daily transportations. Cycling maps for the best routes can be found on the cycling campaign website.
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