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Romance Rendezvous with

Romeo & Juliet canoodled in Verona, Heathcliffe and Cathy set the wild Yorkshire moors alight, and Mr Darcy wooed Elizabeth against the backdrop of Pemberley. We check out Chester's courtship credentials and discover why the ancient walled city is just perfect for passion.

Chester's history is not all about battles and buildings.

Affairs of the heart feature many times in its past from the days of Nelson & Lady Hamilton to the era of Posh & Becks.

Nowadays, the city finds fame as the birthplace of 007 actor Daniel Craigwhose secret agent character James Bond knows all about mystery, intrigue and charm and would be well at home in Chester with its fabulous boutique hotels, luxurious spas, exhilarating shopping, pulsating nightlife and classic fine dining.

Its rich legacy of black and white buildings and the unique atmosphere of its half- timbered Rows shopping galleries make the City a truly special place at any time of year.

The City Walls embrace great treasures from the past, which provide the perfect backdrop for a fiesta of festivals and street entertainers.

They create a lively, cosmopolitan ambience and make the city a carnival of delights.

Its accommodation is pretty special too.

The Chester Grosvenor & Spa offers the most luxurious stay in the city centre with its Michelin-star restaurant, sumptuous spa and heavenly Rococo chocolate emporium.

It’s arguably the best place to stay in town.

Nearby, The ABode Hotel overlooking the City Walls and Chester Castle racecourse


provides stylish accommodation, stunning views of North Wales’ mountains and a ravishing restaurant with signature dishes created by Michael Caines plus a cool champagne bar perfect for a bit of bubbly.

It's got extra excitement on its doorstep courtesy of Chester Races, which combine glamour and fashion with the thrills and spills of equine competition.

They're all great ingredients for love and romance!

Loved-up couples can also enjoy a walk in the park, explore fascinating shops in the ancient Rows, or simply float away the day with afternoon tea on a canal cruiser.

You can snuggle up in some idyllic half- timbered inns, saunter hand-in-hand along the walls or steal away to a spa for some serious pampering and relaxation too.

Try a rowing boat trip across the river for a picnic in lush meadows for an extra special experience, or stroll around Chester Zoo - a Noah's Ark of animals from across the world - for some natural inspiration!

After dark, party-lovers should head for Chester's glitzy and gregarious wine-bars, ravishing riverside restaurants and live music venues or dance the night away at neon-lit nightclubs.

There's so much to see and do it's no wonder that visitors fall head over heels in love with Chester at any time of year.

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