Chester is considered one of England’s greatest gifts to visitors. Its red sandstone wall was built during Roman times. A good way to get a sense of the town’s unique character is to walk the 2 mile circuit along the walls that surround the historic city center. One of the many features along the walls is the prominent Eastgate, where you can see the most famous clock in England after Big Ben, built for Queen Victoria in 1897. Chester’s other great draw is the Rows, a series of two-level galleried arcades along the four streets that fan out in each direction from the center of town. The architecture is a mix of Victorian and Tudor buildings that house a fantastic collection of individually owned shops. The excellent Grosvenor Museum is the place to go if you want to learn about Chester’s rich history.