Chester, reckoned to be the best-preserved, medieval walled city in England, is dominated by its Cathedral and famous for The Rows dating from the 13th century. These medieval white-plastered and black-timbered buildings have double-level walkways with a continuous line of balconies and shops, pubs and restaurants at street and first-floor levels. Within the cobbled streets the Town Crier can still be heard proclaiming the news to passers-by.
We have an excursion to Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin. With over 600 listed buildings it is one of England's splendid heritage towns. Take some time to explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares lined with black and white timber buildings. Visit some of the interesting, independent shops that make Shrewsbury's shopping so special or simply watch the world go by whilst enjoying a drink by the river, or relaxing on a river boat cruise.
Our second excursion is a scenic drive though the nearby Welsh countryside.