Friday, 7 November 2014

Walking the Wall

No, not like the wall in 'Game of Thrones'. The City walls in Chester are a much more modest affair. They are unique, in that they are complete and you can walk the two miles round the original medieval city.  From the canal basin, going anticlockwise, you pass the castle and then past the racecourse. This is the oldest racecourse in the country, founded by the Mayor in the 1500's. His name was Henry Gee. This is where the nickname, GeeGee for horses comes from! 'Fact'
Moving on you come to the river Dee, and the bridge crossing into Wales. Turning back towards the centre of town you get some fine views of the roman amphitheatre remains, before crossing several of the old city gates and ending up back at the canal, passing the Cathederal on the way.
Yesterday we couldn't resist another visit to the 'Cavern'. There was a Paul McCartney tribute playing Beatles and Wings numbers. Both him and the Lennon act are part of the resident Beatles tribute. If we had gone again today we could have seen the George Harrison member of the band. Almost seeing the Beatles by instalments.

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