A slowly meandering river. Lovely half-timbered medieval buildings. Cute shops and boutiques and cosy, welcoming pubs. The city of Chester is absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway. When you visit this lovely historic town with your sweetheart you are bound to fall in love with it – as well as deeper in love with each other.
Here are some of the wonderfully romantic things that you can do on a getaway in Chester:
Take a Walk Around the City Walls
A trip to Chester just wouldn’t be complete without a walk around the city walls.They date back to Roman times and they are the most completely preserved town defence system from this time period.
As you stroll around the city on the walls you will be able to see many of the city’s most popular attractions – including the Chester Cathedral, the Eastgate Clock and the Chester Racecourse. Don’t forget to take your camera to capture the views!
Sit by the River Dee
The city walls take you along the banks of the lovely River Dee, which is the ideal place to stop for a romantic picnic and watch the world go by for a while. You can treat your sweetheart to an ice cream cone and then rent a boat for a paddle on the river.
Just float down the quiet and calm waters while you simply relax and enjoy some quality time together. This is the moment to have an intimate and meaningful conversation about your relationship and your future together and tell your sweetheart how much they mean to you.
Have a Romantic Meal
Want to get dressed to the nines and take your sweetheart out on a romantic evening meal? There are plenty of great restaurants to choose from that will set the scene for a lovely date. Check out The Garden by Simon Radley, which serves gourmet Mediterranean food in a beautiful outdoor courtyard or elegant dining room.
Or, try Convivio Bar & Restaurant which serves Italian food made from fresh high quality ingredients. The Sticky Walnut is also a local favourite which has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The dishes include sea bream ceviche, rolled pork belly, home cured salmon and many other delectable treats. These are just a few of the options – Chester has many more restaurants to choose from so you are sure to find something that suits your style and taste.
Check Out Potential Wedding Venues
If your special someone has popped the question it might be time to start looking around at potential wedding venues and trying to imagine your big day! The earlier you start shopping for wedding venues the better, as you will be much more likely to get a great deal if you can book in advance.
There are many excellent wedding venues near Chester to choose from and during your romantic getaway you can arrange to have a tour and a bite to eat at a few of your favourites in order to compare.
For example, check out Carden Park near Chester which has a gorgeous garden and gazebo for outdoor weddings and a lovely suite and clubhouse. You can arrange to have tea or a meal at the resort and then take a look around at the facilities in order to see whether or not it is the right venue for you.
Check Out Some Beautiful Artwork
Visit the Grosvenor Art Gallery, which was opened in 1989 by Sir. Timothy Clifford and is home to some magnificent paintings and portraits that will really give you and your sweetheart something to talk about. After you visit the art gallery you won’t be far from Grosvenor Park, which is a lovely place to have a romantic picnic.
These are just a few of the romantic things that you and your sweetheart can do while you are enjoying a trip to beautiful Chester. Of course, the most important thing to remember on your romantic getaway is to take the time to enjoy every second of your time together – from those long and rambling conversations to those quiet moments of staring into each other’s eyes. It is this quality time together that is very special and meaningful and will make the love between you grow and deepen.