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    Chitty's Chester Cavort

    Chester is a city in northwest England, founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. It's known for its extensive Roman walls made of local red sandstone. In the old city, the Rows is a shopping district distinguished by 2-level covered arcades and Tudor-style half-timber buildings. A Roman amphitheatre, with ongoing excavations, lies just outside the old city's walls.

    Pictures to follow later when i return.

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    A few pics from today's invasion of Chester...


    Loads of history and a great time to visit as the city is full of stag and hen parties at the weekend.
    Understandable as there are some excellent pubs..

    This funny looking hospital probably does good business at the weekend.

    The city walls surround the pubs and cathedral .

    Logistically the Romans had it sorted on the banks of the river Dee.




    Let's get this party started, seeing as though it's my birthday we'll have a half in as many pubs as possible! This boozer is over 500 years old and has resident ghosts..






    Suitably refreshing and having acquired a raging thirst for the local old world ales, it was time to explore and leave the ghosts behind
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    If some pics are sideways, in my defence... it was hot and i'd had a few.









    The Cathedral and Tudor architecture were stunning, but it's 35oC and some lunch and cold ones beckon on the banks of the River Dee.

    Now which way is it..

    Past the clock tower...


    Past the Amphitheatre, the scene of many a great battle between gladiatorial Scousers and Mancunians.


    At last the River Dee, now where's the effing pub
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    Might bring the kids here in the holidays, they'll love mucking about on these boats.



    Nice view for a spot of lunch

    Pricey but nice, I had the steak.
    Had to sit inside because it was that hot outside.
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    Time to soak up a bit more culture and sun and beer

    My gaff










    Plenty of piss smelling alleyways and alcoves, must be a swingers paradise at the weekend. or hot day



    Time for another, cheers







    Well that's all folks, I hope you enjoyed the thread as much as I enjoyed my birthday.....and yes I did get a happy ending
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    Looks a beautiful place to visit and you certainly had a great day for it.

    Not a cloud in the sky.

    Oh and a belated Happy Birthday.

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    Nice one, some good pics.

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    good day out Chester, though I usually lose half of it at the bloody outlet at cheshire oaks with the wife
    the Spud U like has a 2000 year old roman bath house in the basement which always struck me as a tad unusual

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    My first ever school trip as a child in Manchester was to Chester, remember we were on a boat on the river, and how good Chester Zoo was.

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    Fine pix there CCC tho some seemed to fallen over, Cheshire droop, anyway spent many a happy afternoon in Bollington Cheshire.home to silk weaving and now Tha food!

    I'm sure you know all these places but for others between the old mine based cities Stoke, Derby Sheffield and Manchester is the Peak District, high Moorlands and Forest beautiful rivers and Dales full of great villages pubs , v cold in winter lots of snow but great to visit

    Peckforton, Mow Cop (just in N Staffs) Alderley Edge and the Cloud Hill above Congleton the where you can glimpse the higher peaks of Derbyshire, The Roaches and on to Buxton Ludd's Chapel (where Gawain and teh Green Knightand Chapelton.

    There used to be wild feral Wallabies in the 1970s around the Roaches between leek and Buxton tho I heard they've vanished.If your in Consall Forge in AUgust I may buy you a shandy.

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    Might have a cycle over that day, drop us a pm nearer the time.

    This looks ok for a shandy,,

    Welcome to The Black Lion

    Nestled snuggly in the heart of Churnet Valley lies the Black Lion Pub, a fine example of Staffordshire tradition, a real delight to discover. When sat in the Beer Garden of this wonderful pub you really begin to appreciate how beautiful the Staffordshire countryside is.
    Getting to the Black Lion takes you across the canal and over the Churnet Valley Railway line with Consall station approximately 100yds away and in full view from the beer garden. The canal, snaking underneath the railway line, coupled with the pleasant roar of the river falling over a weir and the wonderful tree clad valley sides it is a heavenly place to sit and relax.

    Finding us is really quiet straightforward though it does look difficult. By road you can take the A52 from Stoke-on-Trent and head out towards Cellar Head/ Kingsley Moor. Once past Cellarhead you take the A522 and head up towards Wetley Rocks. Either the first or the second right will take you into Consall village and from there follow the signs for the Black Lion. There is a car park for the pub which is a short walk over the canal and the railway line which could potentially be a problem for the more disabled customer.


    Delivery of Ale by Train at The Black Lion



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    Great stuff , used to wlak their over the snowy fields, on one famous day armed only with a couple of quid and 20 Park Drive cigarettes we discovered the pub had only 1 ale (may have been Joules of Stone in them days)and no fags so we placed our supply on the bar and were given free beer all lunchtime by the desperate tokers, like Mathos' beautiful Lancashire most counties have lovely places away from the industrial grime.

    For those wishng to visit the "British Isles", Yorkshire,Kerry,Antrim,Powys, Hereford, Derbyshire,Cornwall and Sussex and Cumbria are famous but your Cheshire , Shropshire and of coures all of Scotland my favourites being the floe country, Orkneys, and South Uist, and in almost anyweher beyonf the coalfields of Wales .The real hidden gem is Tresco


    Amazing sub-tropical plants of Tresco Abbey Gardens: in pictures

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardenin...-pictures.html

    Biddulph Grange Hospital near CC also has a fantastic oriental gardens
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    nice place for birthday drinks chitty. out of greens

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