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St. John the Baptist, Chester

St. John the Baptist
This active Anglican Church on Vicar's Lane was built in 1886, outside of the City Walls, upon a cliff beside the River Dee. This Grade I listed building is said to be the finest example of 11th - 12th Century church architecture in Cheshire. The original Cathedral of Chester, this wonderful building still contains a great deal of charm and history, and the Rector and other staff are more than happy to show you around. With a small shop, lovely cafe, and nice location beside the river, St. John the Baptist's Church is well worth a visit.

tel: 01244403634

address: Vicar

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Statue of Minerva, Chester

Statue of Minerva
This Grade I listed attraction has suffered considerable weathering over the centuries. Completed in the early part of the second century, this Shrine to the Roman Goddess Minerva was carved into the face of the Sandstone Quarry. Minerva herself was the Goddess of War, Knowledge and Craftsmanship, and her shrine was placed here on the old main Roman road into Fort Deva. In an attempt to protect her from the elements, a stone hood and surround was added in the 19th Century and refurbished in the 20th Century.

address: Handbridge Park, Chester.

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St. Peter

St. Peter's Church, Chester

St. Peter
This Grade I listed active Anglican Church, was founded in A.D. 907 and is Chester's oldest Church. Standing on top of the old Roman Praetorium (Headquarters), it's central location and unusual square shape, is both a visual treat, and convenient peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the City. This is an interesting historic building that is free to enter, with beautiful architecture, a quiet room, and a reasonably priced cafe.

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tel: 01244403634

address: Chester, Cheshire.

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Eastgate and Eastgate Clock, Chester

Eastgate and Eastgate Clock
Here sat the entrance to the Roman Fort Deva Victrix. The original gate was guarded by a timber tower which was later replaced by a stone tower around the second century. The current sandstone structure dates from 1768. In 1899 the clock was added to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria two years earlier. It is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben, and both the gate and clock have been designated as a Grade I listed building.

address: Eastgate Street, Chester.

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Grosvenor Garden Centre, Chester

Grosvenor Garden Centre
You will find yourself visiting Grosvenor Garden Centre time and time again. Boasting an excellent cafe, with a quite stunning selection of cakes that taste as good as they look. There is a small children's outdoor play area beside the cafe and excellent shopping facilities containing all your horticulture and lifestyle needs, assisted by polite and knowledgeable staff. Grosvenor Garden centre offers a genuine leisure experience whilst achieving the highest standards of excellence in customer services, plant quality, and product choice.

website: go to site

tel: 01244625200

address: Grosvenor Garden Centre, Wrexham Road, Belgrave, Chester. CH4 9EB.

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Moel Arthur, Cilcain

Moel Arthur
Moel Arthur is a hill in the Clwydian range, that straddles the counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire. Moel Arthur is renowned for its iron-age hillfort, which although small can boast some of the largest ramparts of all of the hillforts in the area. To reach Moel Arthur, take the A541 from Mold, just after the turning for Cilcain (about 50 yards) take the narrow road on the left. Parking will be found in the free car park on the right. The walk which is relatively easy, (a steady climb) takes about 30 mins, and is 0.7 miles to the summit.

address: Cilcain

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Nant Mill Country Park, Coedpoeth

Nant Mill Country Park
Lovely woodland walk on the Clwedog trail which stretches for 6.5 miles and incorporates Minera Lead Mines, Nant Mill, Plas Power Wood ending up at Kings Mill in Wrexham.

For those not wanting to venture that far there are shorter walks from the visitor centre - there is a small play area for the kids, activities in the centre itself and a lovely picnic area - this is a popular place for Duck racing so keep an eye out for these events.

website: go to site

tel: 01978752772

address: Nant Mill Visitor Centre,Rhosberse Road, Coedpoeth,Wrexham LL11 3BT

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Congleton Museum, Congleton

Congleton Museum
Congleton Museum is located on the Market Square of Congleton in Cheshire. Focusing on the history of Congleton itself, particular emphasis is placed on prehistory, the Civil War, the Industrial Age and World War Two. With a main exhibition on the first floor, a research library, map collection and education room on the second floor which is used for school visits, regular talks and social events, there is plenty to see and discover about the history of Congleton.

website: go to site

tel: 01260276360

address: Congleton Museum, Market Square, Congleton. CW12 1ET.

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Connahs Quay to Chester Cycle route, Connahs Quay

Connahs Quay to Chester Cycle route
An 8 mile traffic free cycleway - great for family cycling as lovely and flat. The tarmac pathway makes it great for the scooters and towing bike trailers.

The path is also suitable for wheelchair users. Great for a mud free autumn or winter walk.

There are various access points - a good place to start is Corus Works as you can get parked up in that area.

website: go to site

address: Various access points - Dock Road, Connahs Quay

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Wepre Park, Connahs Quay

Wepre Park
A great place for walking, playing and fishing. Well looked after by Flintshire Countryside Service this ancient woodland is a lovely place for a family walk whether you want to enjoy nature or take a local history lesson as you walk through Wepre old hall and on to Ewloe castle. Refreshments and toilet facilities are available at the visitor centre.

website: go to site

tel: 01244 814931.

address: Wepre Park, Wepre Drive, Connah's Quay, Flintshire CH5 4HL

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