For my 25th birthday, together with a few chaps I decided to visit Chester, one of the towns of Cheshire County. It was my first time in the North West Region of England and I also wanted to see the closest located towns, including Backford, Bretton, Deeside and Ellesmere Port. As we were late with the reservations, we had to stay at two hotels, meaning Chester Grovesnor Hotel (Eastgate Street) and Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (3 St John Street). As for transportation, we all agreed on using a taxi cab, given the added level of comfort and the reduced prices.

We started our Chester adventure with a visit to the Grovesnor Museum. Even though we did not want to admit, all of us were history geeks and we enjoyed what the museum had to offer in terms of town history and culture. We also visited the Chester Cathedral and the historical building left all of us in awe. All I can is that: worth visiting, as it represents the kind of historical building that leaves you in awe. If you are all about the past and the heritage left by others behind, then this is the right attraction for you to visit. We traveled to other tourist attractions with minibuses and we created long-lasting memories. Given the fact that Paul, one of my friends, was in a wheelchair, I took the responsibility of reserving a wheelchair accessible taxi especially for him.

For the ride back to Gatwick airport from Chester, we had also reserved an airport taxi. An estate car picked us up and covered the 223 miles in 3 hours and 50 minutes; as for the price, it was only £468. One of my friends had to go to Liverpool airport from Chester and arranged for one of those executive cars to pick him up. He told us later that he covered the 26 miles in only 36 minutes and that he paid £60 for the journey. The rest of the group relaxed on the road at Woking Hotel (Chertsey Road, Woking) and Holiday Inn (New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury). We also stopped for some good food at L’Aroma Ristorante Italiano (16 High Street, Woking) and The Greek Taverna (23A Walton Street, Aylesbury).



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