Chester is a medium-sized city and this is attractive for many students. Big cities are often impersonal and difficult to get to know. Very small places can be very quiet. Chester is never dull. It is large enough to offer varied and exciting experiences, yet small enough to get to know really well.
There is a little bit of everything in Chester. Just a few minutes' walk from the school you will find fashionable cafes and boutique shops in historic mediaeval buildings. From the ancient walls you can see our old horse racing track, dating from 1539 and our indoor sports centre. This is a city where the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain is opposite one of the coolest night clubs in the region. Chester is just as famous for its shopping as its architecture. There is a lot to see and do.
Chester is a tourist city and visitors mix with the local people. We also have a lot of British visitors, many coming from the bigger cities in our region. Where there are tourists there are a lot of places for them to visit and relax. Our restaurants are good and there are plenty of places to have coffee or a drink. The cultural life of the city is vibrant with many opportunities for a night out. Chester's shops have something for everyone, with an excellent range of high-quality shopping opportunities.