The first post about the coach trip to Llandudno and the North of Wales had one unexpected element - a stopover at the city of Chester, Cheshire. Chester isn't a part of Wales, it is in England. The town was anyways a much-required break during the long coach travel. We only had a couple of hours to explore the town so we set out as soon as we got off the coach.
We started with a brief walk on most complete city walls in the UK. These walls pass along some of the most popular tourist attractions in Chester and offers some nice views.
This was another view from the wall. However we couldn't walk on the walls for too long because we had to have lunch and also explore as much of town as possible during the couple of hours allotted to us. We knew we wouldn't be able to cover much, but just wanted to get a feel of the place.
Chester is famous for its Tudor-style, Timber-framed, black-and-white buildings. We got a good look at these. I find this architecture very fascinating. Of course, the term tudor-style means much more than these buildings, but these are the most striking according to my naive opinion. We had lunch at one of the pubs housed in one such building. It was a completely different experience.
And then it was time to head back to Newcastle. We weren't able to see the famous Chester Zoo, but one needs one complete day for that. And soon after boarding the bus, we were passing through rolling hills in different shades of green.
I have skipped through several towns we covered during this trip. Will be talking about them soon. So watch out.