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... defensive ring of over 3 kms of city walls that surround what was the medieval city. These walls were started by the Romans around 70 A.D. and over the centuries added to until 1070 when the invading Normans built a Castle which completed the full circuit of the city to what it is today. These walls helped to fortify the city and Castle during sieges in the 13th and 17th centuries, and are an easy and enjoyable way to see the city from on high.
The second thing that ...
... was surprising cool. The dock area has a funky feel to it and on our second day we got to see a lot of the architecture on our Magical Mystical Tour. Yes, we did a Beatles bus tour in a replica of The Magical Mystery Tour bus. An awesome experience is the best way to describe it. Things we saw: -the church where Paul and John met -all the Beatles' childhood homes -Penny Lane and all the sights mentioned in the song -Strawberry Fields The tour ended at the Cavern Club ...
... very early start but I did managed to pick up my visa with no delays, though I have since heard that 5 or so other people with my company are going to arrive late due to visa issues, so it would not have been too much of a problem if I had been delayed it seems. Had some nice mother daughter time while waiting for my flight at Manchester airport, my mum desperately trying to think of any ...
... we booked tickets and started planning.
Our decision was to have one night in Edinburgh and spend a few days driving up there stopping at a few places that we didn't know, north east England and south east Scotland being the part of Great Britain that we known least well.
I started off from home and then stayed at Julie's overnight because she had a bit of work to do on Friday.
... and on Aug 9 will surround the base and ring bells as a peaceful protest.
We spend the afternoon enjoying the city walls, Roman ruins and lovely city. It's a wonderful combination of wide pedestrian walks, beautifully restored old buildings filled with up to date modern shops and restaurants and historical churches and Roman ruins. I think it's the prettiest town we've seen since we got here.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Carden Park Hotel Chester
Just returned from celebrating my partners 50th - we were upgraded to suite with jacuzzi bath for 2. Staff always helpful, spa excellent and dinner outstanding. This is our fourth visit and if you want an away from it all experience and to be pampered this is the place.
Lovely upmarket hotel
My husband and I stayed for one night (Feb 05) at the Carden Park. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend it. The staff were all courteous and helpful. Our room was very spacious with a small kitchenette, balcony and large bath. We ate in the Brassiere, the food was reasonably priced and very good. We decided to treat ourselves and have morning papers delivered along with breakfast in bed, well worth the extra cost.
The spa facilities were good although the Jacuzzi was alittle cold and smelt strongly of bleach. There are not many chairs or loungers around the pool and some people placed towels on them even when they were not using them, which is a little thoughtless. Towels were provided, one sauna and two steam rooms.
There were extensive grounds around the hotel itself and if you feel energetic there are bikes for hire.
Overall a nice hotel without the often snooty staff which can accompany a hotel of this standard.
Excellent, first class
stayed August Bank holiday Monday and Tuesday, last minute deal, the hotel was excellent. We had a courtyard suite which had a lounge,huge bed in the separate sleeping area,two televisions,brilliant bathroom with speakers so that I could listen to music whilst I relaxed in the bath, dressing area,balcony with table and seats,fridge and kitchenette. The leisure facilities were first rate, loved the pool and the bucket shower, the grounds are huge, we don't play golf but loved walking around the golf course and the water features, the breakfast was excellent, the evening meal was cooked and served brilliantly, the staff were lovely.
The bathrobes were fluffy and I loved every minute, try it !!!
A great golf resort with some hotel flaws
We spent three days and nights here in August. The property is lovely and provides great golf and an enormous range of outdoor activities for people of all ages. It is a good base for a family that was active outdoors. The hotel accommodated our early arrival from the States most graciously. The rooms are adequate in size for a couple but a bit cramped for families, although that is to be expected. The two dining options (one formal, one informal) are adequate but another one would be necessary to gain a higher review. The service in both dining rooms was quite poor, to be honest. The formal room was full of people who did not speak english well. That excuse was not available to the young girls in the informal dining area! They were just inert! The wine selection is minimal for a 4 star restaurant. There were several other bizarre shortcomings - 1) at night an unpleasant sewage smell wafted across the front of the building and into our rooms on some nights. 2) the room windows barely open, and of course there is no aircon, so I would not visit at the peak of summer again. I was baffled why they have floor to ceiling windows but did not take the extra step of making a balcony or patio, and more than 80% of the window glass is fixed and not open-able: why so restrictive? There are no criminals lurking about! 3) the front desk would only change 50 pounds of travelers checks per day. Again, why so restrictive? A final note: it is a choice venue for weddings and other celebrations so be prepared for late noisy nights on weekends.
Stayed over 1 night with my husband, had a manicure when I arrived, very friendly spa staff. Beautiful gardens, had a go at Archery. Room was very large and airy. Unusual layout, as the rooms were in blocks of 6 set out in the courtyard behind the main building. We had a small kitchenette, and a dressing area and the bathroom was also large and nicely decorated, Would recommend this to anyone.
A late surprise!
We required a luxurious, restful, break, and this hotel fullfilled everything. The setting was superb, with views over landscaped gardens and golf course. Room was well presented, and quiet, no tournament on at the time. Food in the restaurant and brasserie was excellent, superb Caesar salad(better than Gordon Ramsay).The staff were very polite and couldn't do enough for us, this made our stay even more pleasurable.
Well done DeVere! We will be back!
Have been twice to this hotel. Friendly, discreet staff, nothing is too much trouble. The spa is to die for. Plan to visit on a regular basis
I have stayed at Carden Park on a number of occasions for both business and pleasure. I can't recommend it enough. Peaceful location in the country, wonderful 'log cabin style' rooms and excellent service! A luxury stay!!!
This wonderful hotel set amongst acres of lovely countryside with an impressive golf course, driving range and bicycle hire if you want to take advantage of the grounds (Chargeable). I was lucky enough to have a suite which was a godsend and made my stay extra special. Large bedroom, TV (with pay to view channels), Iron, Hairdyer, TV. A lounge with sofa, TV, table and chairs. Large bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath and lots of wonderful smellies! Every morning I would recieve a note informing me of the weather that day, a bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of mineral water. Completely spoilt! The staff are fantastic, really friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Two restaurants, worth trying both as the food is great. Spa, Steam, Swimming pool, Gym, Pool Room, Sunbed etc. If you are looking for a break in the country, it would be a shame to overlook this wonderful hotel.
my daughter got married at carden park on the 5th july this year it was wonderful all round i could not fault it we had family over from america and they were most impressed we al had such a wonderful weekend i cannot wait to stay again bravo