Deva, as Chester was originally called by the Romans, is a short, 4 night return cruise away from Swanley Bridge Marina. On your way to this historic city you will pass through 36 locks with around 20 hours of cruising time.

Chester is considered by many Historians and Archaeologists the best preserved walled city in the UK, in fact Chester is home to the largest amphitheatre in the UK. As well as the largest amphitheatre Chester is also home to the oldest ever race course and a 1,000 year old cathedral.

If you would prefer to go on a shopping spree then look no further than inside the famous city walls. Home to hundreds of shops Chesters high street and raise “Rows” cater for every shoppers need. When you get a bit peckish you will find all sorts of food and drink, from American BBQ to Carluccios finest Italian and everything in between. Chester is home to both local restaurants and famous chains.

Away from the City Centre, you can find a selection of things to see and do. A short bus ride away is the best Zoo in the UK. Chester Zoo is home to 21,000 different animals, from Elephants to frogs and lions to fish you will spend hours in awe of some amazing animals. For the a full range of things to do, make sure you have a look at the Visit Chester website.

If you can only afford a few hours in Chester and you’re not sure what to do, don’t worry as there are regular open top bus tours. These tours will give you a “crash course” of the history and beauty of Chester and all it has to offer.