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Chester is a very beautiful and historic city with plenty of bars and places to eat out which is appealing to students however many of the shops are fairly high end and a little expensive for students and there is not as much variety in shops as there could be. That being said there is plenty of shops you would visit more regularly for groceries or other household items.

By member1089071 On 18th July 2023

Study in Chester

Chester is located in the North West of England, right on the border of England and Wales. The University of Chester occupies five campus sites in and around the city.

 

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University of Chester

Starting life as a college in 1839, the University of Chester is the fifth oldest university in England. Their reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Over 13,000 students are enrolled.

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Chester Student Life

Chester is a small city packed with charm, thanks to its long history which has been preserved. It’s perfect for students who want something a bit more low-key as it's more of a big town than a big city.

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10th March 20

Generally pricey…

Generally pricey unless it’s a student night
 

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10th March 20

Not meany cheap options…

Not meany cheap options food wise.

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4th December 19

Nice but expensive…

Chester is a nice but expensive place.

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great public transport and everything is in walking distance!

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Shopping

Chester has all the shopping that you will need with all the high street favourites. You can find independent gems, vintage shops and galleries when you stroll around the hidden cobbled streets of the city. Even if you hate shopping, you still need to visit The Rows which is a unique 13th Century building that has shops, cafes and restaurants. If you are after some great discounts, take a 15-minute drive outside the city to Cheshire Oaks which is the UK’s largest outlet shopping destination.

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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s largest zoos. There are over 35,000 animals over 128 acres of zoological gardens and it's just a 10-minute drive from Chester. Look out for ‘Chester Zoo Lates’ where you can enjoy cocktails whilst seeing the animals at night.

 

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River Dee

The River Dee flows through the city and has a pretty promenade with cafes, restaurants and pubs. It is home to the oldest rowing regatta and you’ll often see sailers, rowers and canoeists on the water. A must-do activity is getting on the water yourself by hiring a pedalo!

 

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Peak District

From Chester, you can be at the Peak District National Park in just over an hour’s drive. So don your hiking boots, grab a backpack and breathe in that fresh mountain air! 

 

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Liverpool

If you are after some time in a bigger city, you can get to Liverpool in 45 minutes by train. Liverpool is a buzzing city with plenty to do. Whether you are looking for culture, restaurants, shopping or a night out, it's well worth a visit. 

 

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North Wales

Just across the Welsh border, there is lots to explore for a day trip or even longer. There is a stunning coastline, beautiful mountains and historical sites. Easily accessible by train, head to popular spots such as Llandudno, Snowdonia and Anglesey.

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12th June 2024

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I love living in Chester when I am at Uni. read more

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30th March 2024

Chester has lots...

Chester has lots of public transportation everywhere. There’s a variety of shops read more

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Julia Christofi
28th March 2024

To be honest, the...

To be honest, the cost of living in Chester is slightly high when it comes to groceries and other items for the house. Eating out or ordering deliveries also are slightly expensive in my opinion. Chester nightlife is great in the sense that it is a small community here, everyone sort of knows everyone, but a few more bars and clubs would be good for Chester read more

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26th March 2024

Lovely city with...

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26th March 2024

although nightlif...

although nightlife somewhat lacks, easy access to liverpool for shopping and nights out. read more

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26th March 2024

the city of chest...

the city of chester is good!!! read more

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25th March 2024

its a beautiful a...

its a beautiful and historical city! read more

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24th March 2024

Chester’s a good...

Chester’s a good place in general read more

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21st March 2024

Not too many club...

Not too many clubs but good bars around read more

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21st March 2024

There's not much...

There's not much going on in chester but cost of living and accessibility to other cities are not bad read more

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21st March 2024

Other than an unf...

Other than an unfortunately difficult-to-find job opportunities for students; everything else in Chester has been wonderful, with everything in walking distance, good prices and a friendly community. read more

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21st March 2024

Great location, g...

Great location, good for shopping and food read more

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20th March 2024

It can get a litt...

It can get a little expensive at times read more

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20th March 2024

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city, everything is within walking distance and the history here is amazing! read more

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19th March 2024

Chester is beauti...

Chester is beautiful place to live, there are many walks and sights you can see. There are also many places to eat and have experiences, they may be more costly but that is just the city life. Overall very nice place to live read more

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19th March 2024

Amazing services...

Amazing services and easy access to a variety of thingd read more

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19th March 2024

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city, with the small town with more shops then you could ever need read more

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19th March 2024

Chester is a very...

Chester is a very pretty town with lots of bars and restaurants, there is only one club however and on a Saturday entry is £9 which is extortionate for what it is. Drinks are expensive but the same as most city’s. read more

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19th March 2024

There is limited...

There is limited places to go on a night out yet most people still go out every Wednesday and don’t get bored. The city is clean and safe at all times. read more

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19th March 2024

Chester is a vibr...

Chester is a vibrant city with so much to do and still facilitates that quiet downtime you always need read more

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19th March 2024

Chester is more o...

Chester is more on the pricey side however i do really enjoy it here i don’t typically go out because there’s not many places to go but i do like the shop here and with one bus you could get to cheshire oaks. The public transport is unreliable but there’s multiple options read more

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18th March 2024

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city with lots to do read more

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18th March 2024

1. I have thoroug...

1. I have thoroughly enjoyed my times here at Granary Studios. From move in week the atmosphere created has been next level, consistent weekly events including freebie Friday. The place is well secure with staff in the office and student wardens at night. The student wardens are very friendly. Cleaning is 100%. read more

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14th March 2024

Good transport li...

Good transport links and shopping etc but quite expensive read more

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13th March 2024

really nice town...

really nice town and lots of things to do read more

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13th March 2024

Great city and is...

Great city and is very safe, great for a night out. read more

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13th March 2024

Love the cute cad...

Love the cute cadres and shops read more

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5th March 2024

lovely great to l...

lovely great to live, friendly vibe read more

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4th March 2024

Lovely city and v...

Lovely city and very pretty and friendly read more

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14th February 2024

Good city very qu...

Good city very quiet the night life could be better but you can’t have everything read more

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29th January 2024

Lovely city with...

Lovely city with decent night life read more

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28th January 2024

i really like the...

i really like the city, it is small but it’s homely. read more

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26th January 2024

ian is awesome i...

ian is awesome i love ian live here and ian will forever and always look after you read more

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17th January 2024

good links to oth...

good links to other cities. town is full of dogs. read more

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16th January 2024

I love chester is...

I love chester is so pretty a d read more

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12th January 2024

Cozy place but it...

Cozy place but it closed early read more

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10th January 2024

I have included l...

I have included low stars as do not really have the money to do all those things, read more

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10th January 2024

Love everything a...

Love everything about Chester, so friendly and safe read more

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10th January 2024

I would say that...

I would say that being a student living in Chester is ideal because there’s a range of different activities to participate in and you can’t ever really get bored. Chester train station is only a 10-15 minute walk from my accommodation and I’m able to get to larger cities easily and travel safely. There’s plenty of supermarkets like, Tesco, Iceland and Aldi near by which I find having cheaper supermarkets like Aldi being close to my accommodation helps a lot with student budgeting. read more

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9th January 2024

Picturesque, hist...

Picturesque, historical city, accommodaton is considerably against other universities well priced. read more

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7th January 2024

Its easy to fo ev...

Its easy to fo everywhere and fun to go out read more

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16th December 2023

Public transport...

Public transport in England is horrendously unreliable. Shops are nearby to my accommodation but I don’t go out so it’s hard to tell what nightlife is like read more

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15th December 2023

Lovely city, slig...

Lovely city, slightly pricey but lots to do read more

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8th December 2023

Good time all rou...

Good time all round with good nights read more

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8th December 2023

It’s a small city...

It’s a small city but great nights out even though there isn’t many places it’s great fun tho read more

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member894779
13th November 2023

Everything’s so c...

Everything’s so condensed here it’s brilliant , night outs are terrible as there is only 2 clubs but it’s fun for freshers as everybody is in one of those two clubs. Restaurants are gorgeous though pricy read more

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member1094478
3rd November 2023

I haven’t really...

I haven’t really had to use public transport yet. I haven’t really been in many nights out but it’s good for shopping and it’s a wonderful town to walk round. read more

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28th October 2023

Chester is a very...

Chester is a very quiet safe place to live read more

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member794117
27th October 2023

Only 1 nightclub...

Only 1 nightclub in town, however lots of bars throughout the city read more

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member893339
24th October 2023

Compared to other...

Compared to other universities, the cost of accommodations are very reasonable. But because Chester is a small city, there is only a limited number of things to do, like going out for a walk, going to clubs, or going to pubs. There are other things to do in Chester, such as going to the Chester zoo, but as a student who doesn't have a car and because public transportation is getting expensive, options can feel limited at times. However, the city. is beautiful with great architecture and greenery around. It is a very aesthetic and inspiring place to be and I enjoy living here. But I wouldn't want to live here for long because the city is so small and not diverse. read more

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13th October 2023

My accommodation...

My accommodation is close to everything it is in the centre you can find anything you are looking for in Chester read more

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11th October 2023

Safe city, cost o...

Safe city, cost of living fairly affordable. read more

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11th October 2023

Everything is gen...

Everything is generally expensive right now but Chester is still accessible for the student budget. Although large supermarkets aren't as close as would be preferable. read more

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11th October 2023

Not as exciting o...

Not as exciting of a night life, however, it’s a beautiful city and if you’re with the right people anything can be made fun read more

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9th October 2023

I quite like it h...

I quite like it here. Lots of things to do and cute coffee shops read more

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9th October 2023

I love shopping i...

I love shopping in chester and all the little mini shops read more

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28th September 2023

the town is absol...

the town is absolutely fantastic read more

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28th September 2023

Lots to do and se...

Lots to do and see. Shame some of the shops are closing but still choice of things to do. read more

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28th September 2023

cost of living cr...

cost of living crisis has greatly effected my time at uni. transport is good but during cold weather it is unreliable and chester races. this needs to be improved read more

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28th September 2023

Shopping can be e...

Shopping can be expensive but thats just the cost of living read more

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22nd July 2023

Transport to the...

Transport to the city is easy to get to and reliable as well as the places to eat being varied. However the cost of living is an issue read more

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18th July 2023

Great town and gr...

Great town and great people. I would consider this if liverpool and Manchester had a more calm and flat older sibling. The town is beautiful however if you are looking for that typical wild student life this is not the town for you. However with easy train links most are able to make that aspect work. Definitely more refined for those who would like to focus on thier studies and have fun here and there. Especially now that there is only 1 nightclub and a few bars. read more

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18th July 2023

Chester is a very...

Chester is a very beautiful and historic city with plenty of bars and places to eat out which is appealing to students however many of the shops are fairly high end and a little expensive for students and there is not as much variety in shops as there could be. That being said there is plenty of shops you would visit more regularly for groceries or other household items. read more

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18th July 2023

Nice public trans...

Nice public transport not much to do on nights out read more

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18th July 2023

Great sized city...

Great sized city with plenty of opportunities with access to other shopping centres in neighbouring areas read more

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18th July 2023

its very expensiv...

its very expensive for students, you will struggle with balancing a part tie job whilst also fulfilling your uni course. read more

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13th July 2023

Though Chester ha...

Though Chester has a great University and a very beautiful city, but the cost of living is high. You have to get a part time job as well for ease of everything. read more

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24th May 2023

Small city so ver...

Small city so very simple to navigate, night life a bit on the quiet side, value for money is affordable, scenery and architecture very pleasant and historic. read more

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20th May 2023

It’s a quiet city...

It’s a quiet city, really easy to settle into. read more

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18th May 2023

Great city, lots...

Great city, lots of stuff to do. Easy to get to and from places read more

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18th May 2023

The city of Chest...

The city of Chester is really beautiful city, but the cost of living here. It’s too much for a student and prices are higher than the rest of northwest of England. read more

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12th May 2023

Chester is an inc...

Chester is an incredible city. There’s no surprise that it’s among the likes of York, Bangor, Durham, Bath and Brighton in all the “best cities in the UK” lists. High street is booming and full of life, independent businesses dominate while plenty of chains are around as well, people are usually insanely friendly, restaurants and night life are amazing and there are so many historic views and cool places. Connections are great too, you can go anywhere in the North, West Midlands or Wales for very cheap because of the trains, and London trains can be quite affordable as well. Liverpool and Manchester are stone throws away and are highly recommended for days out. My one gripe is that this is a rather expensive city, like the others mentioned at the start. It isn’t as bad as Bath or Durham but is probably more expensive than Bangor and York. read more

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12th May 2023

Lovely little cit...

Lovely little city with beautiful river read more

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5th May 2023

Chester is a love...

Chester is a lovely city and is great for students as it has great nightlife and lovely independent shops and cafes. read more

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5th May 2023

ROSIES TILL CLOSI...

ROSIES TILL CLOSIES!!!!!!!!!!! read more

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1st May 2023

- Good town with...

- Good town with a decent night life read more

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28th April 2023

Chester is small...

Chester is small historical city, and it’s very easy to go around :) read more

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23rd April 2023

Chester feels lik...

Chester feels like a really safe place to live. Friendly and approachable residents, a really cosy-feeling place. read more

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5th April 2023

I live just outsi...

I live just outside of Chester city so lots of things nearby and a variety of places to shop for food and other essentials. read more

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22nd March 2023

All worth the cos...

All worth the cost as it is a lovely place read more

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15th March 2023

chester is a love...

chester is a lovely and quiet city with historic places to visit. very beautiful scenery as well with the parks read more

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15th March 2023

Lovely city very...

Lovely city very small and quiet read more

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15th March 2023

It’s nice in the...

It’s nice in the centre but isn’t easy to drive read more

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14th March 2023

Affordable and ea...

Affordable and easy transition read more

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14th March 2023

Chester is a bit...

Chester is a bit expensive city to live in and very difficult to find a family accommodation, but other than that, its a very safe city to stay. read more

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7th March 2023

Cost of living is...

Cost of living is a bit of a nightmare for students if I’m being honest, however the night life in Chester is good but again a bit expensive, for shopping there is a lot of high end shops but primark is decent read more

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7th March 2023

The cost of livin...

The cost of living here is quite expensive and the night life could do with improvement. read more

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6th March 2023

Very good and nic...

Very good and nice atmosphere however wish there was more to do read more

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6th March 2023

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful town I could not fault it. It’s very clean, has amazing shops and there is always buskers out on the streets at the weekend. This creates a lovely warm environment every time I walk through chester, makes me glad to be here. read more

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5th March 2023

Great city to liv...

Great city to live in. Feels more like a large town. Fantastic historic feeling here read more

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3rd March 2023

Lovely place, jus...

Lovely place, just a little expensive for students. read more

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3rd March 2023

Chester Is a love...

Chester Is a lovely city with a friendly atmosphere. Whilst it isn’t a big city, there’s plenty to do. There’s always something on whether it be live bands, comedy clubs at Alexanders, the story house, clubbing or eating out! read more

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2nd March 2023

Lovely city but i...

Lovely city but it is a little expensive read more

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1st March 2023

Good transport bu...

Good transport but everything is also walking distance read more

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1st March 2023

Chester is such a...

Chester is such a homely place read more

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27th February 2023

Not one to go out...

Not one to go out but love Chester city read more

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27th February 2023

I live Chester, i...

I live Chester, it’s just perfect for me. read more

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24th February 2023

The city is reall...

The city is really beautiful and peaceful to stay. read more

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23rd February 2023

Quite expensive a...

Quite expensive and not much to do, but generally good read more

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23rd February 2023

Nice city, which...

Nice city, which isn’t too big for someone from a small place. There’s a good night life and isn’t too expensive read more

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23rd February 2023

Chester is reason...

Chester is reasonably priced, beautiful area, and everything you need in walking distance read more

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23rd February 2023

A really good pla...

A really good place to live it is a bit expensive but a really pretty city read more

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23rd February 2023

It is really easy...

It is really easy to find your way around Chester, this Chester is really safe and the people around are very nice, although it can be quite boring in Chester but it’s an awesome place. read more

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23rd February 2023

Transport is so e...

Transport is so easy to get around chester, and the social life is amazing. read more

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23rd February 2023

Great town, plent...

Great town, plenty of places to see. Great scenery read more

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22nd February 2023

Amazing small cit...

Amazing small city with everything based closely, very pretty read more

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21st February 2023

Police are virule...

Police are virulent so you feel safe late at night read more

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member479134
21st February 2023

Lovely city, love...

Lovely city, lovely people, but expensive read more

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21st February 2023

Well linked to Li...

Well linked to Liverpool and Manchester if needed, nice restaurants and decent night life read more

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21st February 2023

Chester is one of...

Chester is one of the nicest cities I have ever been I am so grateful to be able to live and study here read more

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21st February 2023

Very cute town lo...

Very cute town lots to do such as shopping and restaurants etc. read more

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21st February 2023

good train statio...

good train station and bus station, there’s so many nice restaurants read more

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20th February 2023

The most valuable...

The most valuable aspect of Chester is the safety of the town. read more

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20th February 2023

Loads of options...

Loads of options for places to eat, great local night club. Shopping isn’t as great read more

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20th February 2023

Great! would reco...

Great! would recommend to friends! read more

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20th February 2023

Gorgeous city, pl...

Gorgeous city, plenty of places to go to and explore, however the cost of living is too much read more

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20th February 2023

Chester is a very...

Chester is a very lovely city. Serene and peaceful too. read more

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19th February 2023

chester is a nice...

chester is a nice small city, i am happy to live here and feel safe comfortable, and always have plenty of things to do read more

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member1278903
19th February 2023

Love living here,...

Love living here, feel safe even late at night as a female. Clubs are hit or miss but can be a great night out. Shops super close to where I live and public transport everywhere for getting to other places. Super pretty too. read more

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19th February 2023

A quiet city whic...

A quiet city which I thoroughly enjoy living in read more

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19th February 2023

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19th February 2023

Lovely place to b...

Lovely place to be! Enjoy the whole experience! read more

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18th February 2023

Best city in this...

Best city in this part of England I think. Small, manageable and the people are lovely too read more

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member478828
18th February 2023

I usually buy my...

I usually buy my groceries at Aldi which is reasonably cheap. Eating out is expensive but always delicious. There are about three or four clubs in Chester where you could go to and they are packed with students. Hence, perfect for students. There is a shopping centre called Cheshire oaks where you can buy good clothes . The city itself offers Primark and tk-max. The offer of cabs, bus and train making the city's infrastructure attractive to me. (Also trains are quite cheap e.g. Chester to Liverpool 5Pound!) read more

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17th February 2023

Excellent place,...

Excellent place, all of the shops available and easy to find. Lovely food. read more

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17th February 2023

Really beautiful...

Really beautiful city very walkable really enjoyed my experience living here I really feel like a local and there is so many places to explore, some really friendly owners of small businesses that make you feel welcome and part of the community, very cutesy place if you know where to look, fairly safe although in recent months a higher level of homelessness and aggressive homeless people have started to dampen my experience as they are very threatening asking for money outside shops. Chester definitely needs a clearer identity and ease of finding the cute little spots as I’ve only found them recently, Night life is pretty boring if you’re 18 sure it’s ok. But in general it’s very bland “bad music” Uber is rubbish here but they have a taxi app and some really friendly taxi drivers had some great conversations. Chester has some great places to eat, although recently I was made to feel unwell as a cheap eats place was very homophobic to my friend. Live music on offer is decent. read more

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17th February 2023

Wonderful walkabl...

Wonderful walkable town, everything is quite close and transportation is easy enough with buses and taxis. read more

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17th February 2023

It's alrightly pr...

It's alrightly priced in chester if you know where the student deals are and the best places to chill with mates. I don't eat out frequently but when I do the food is always delicious with friendly service. We only have 2 clubs at the moment so the night life is a little dead sometimes. Shopping is okay and I never use public transport due to how close everything in the city is. read more

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17th February 2023

One of the most b...

One of the most beautiful city’s in England. The town has so much character, so many great places and is really focused on accommodating students. And at the same time the city is not too big, so you don’t have to worry about any dangers at night even when you’re a woman. read more

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17th February 2023

amazing cafes and...

amazing cafes and bars, not much shopping unless you go to cheshire oaks though read more

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17th February 2023

Small but not too...

Small but not too small, eating out and food shopping can be expensive, nights out are good, safe city for nightlife read more

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17th February 2023

Great city with l...

Great city with lots of things to do read more

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17th February 2023

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city, vibrant with life read more

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17th February 2023

Chester is a good...

Chester is a good place to live to study, it's near Manchester & Liverpool, going to these city is just a hour half to arrive. read more

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17th February 2023

Chester is a good...

Chester is a good place to live if you love the quiet and peaceful environments read more

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17th February 2023

I love the city ,...

I love the city , the food is lovely and the night out is always fun read more

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17th February 2023

Chester is the pe...

Chester is the perfect sized place in my opinion. Everywhere is easily accessible via walking, and the public transport is easy to use when necessary. The people are always lovely and there is always something to do. Moreover the architecture and history are amazing. read more

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17th February 2023

quite expensive t...

quite expensive to go out unless it’s a wednesday or monday read more

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16th February 2023

Nice place to liv...

Nice place to live, friendly people, can’t fault it read more

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16th February 2023

Very pretty place...

Very pretty place. Rosies till closies read more

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16th February 2023

Unreal nights out...

Unreal nights out just so expensive read more

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16th February 2023

I love chester, e...

I love chester, even though it’s small, there’s so much to do- cafes, stores, local shops, art cafes, museum, the river. Nightlife is amazing read more

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16th February 2023

Dj need to take a...

Dj need to take a serious look at there careers and actually Dj as they play the same songs every night and don’t actually Dj read more

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16th February 2023

Great city with p...

Great city with plenty to do there read more

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16th February 2023

Great city, but e...

Great city, but expensive, not a problem though x read more

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16th February 2023

Very nice place e...

Very nice place everything close to each other read more

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16th February 2023

Cute city, many t...

Cute city, many things to do, nice community read more

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16th February 2023

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16th February 2023

Really enjoyable,...

Really enjoyable, good selection of restaurants and places to go out. read more

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16th February 2023

Great city everyt...

Great city everything is so close read more

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16th February 2023

There are a few p...

There are a few places to eat out, plenty of take aways. Grill maker on brook street is definitely number one. Nights out just ain’t for me, maybe it just the environment I just don’t like, that’s a personal opinion, however others have said that nights out are great with the right friends. Shopping for luxury isn’t the best, however there are plenty of places to shop for food etc. read more

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16th February 2023

A great place to...

A great place to live with lots of things to do to keep you entertained. read more

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16th February 2023

Chester is great...

Chester is great for shopping and going out drink as there is literally clubs and shops everywhere. Living in Chester is manageable as long as you're smart with your money. read more

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16th February 2023

Needs more nightc...

Needs more nightclubs lovley quiet town read more

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16th February 2023

Not exaclty cheap...

Not exaclty cheap. Night outs not exaclty exhilarating read more

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16th February 2023

Good nightlife in...

Good nightlife in late night bars and clubs read more

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16th February 2023

Chester is a love...

Chester is a lovely city not too big but lots to do. Not a busy nightlife like other universities but still a good time with good friends in places such as Rosie’s and local pubs. read more

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16th February 2023

Pretty expensive...

Pretty expensive for eating out but nights out are cheap if you plan them right (30p mixer in Tesco) read more

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16th February 2023

Despite being a v...

Despite being a very small city there’s so much to do, buses and trains to major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester are so regular and affordable and good for a students budget. read more

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16th February 2023

lovely area, grea...

lovely area, great people, very easy access read more

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16th February 2023

Loved living here...

Loved living here, will be sad to move when I graduate read more

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16th February 2023

Good range of eat...

Good range of eateries but nightlife isn’t the best. Nevertheless, Chester isn’t far from Manchester and Liverpool which are a good night out read more

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16th February 2023

Lots of bars and...

Lots of bars and restaurants:) read more

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16th February 2023

Chester is a love...

Chester is a lovely place to live, lots of restaurants and shops, amazing day out however some places are very highly expensive. read more

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16th February 2023

Chester is a smal...

Chester is a small city still with a good variation of experience you’d expect to find on a larger city. There is a good demographic mix within the city allowing for students to thrive read more

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16th February 2023

The city of Chest...

The city of Chester is a good place to be. It’s a nice small city that offers many means of entertainment such as cinemas and shops it also had plenty of food to try like Chipd read more

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16th February 2023

everything is ava...

everything is available being in the centre of town read more

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15th February 2023

Good town plenty...

Good town plenty of ways to get around and plenty of places to eat and get drinks read more

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14th February 2023

It's really nice...

It's really nice city but cost of living is alittle much read more

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14th February 2023

It’s a bit expens...

It’s a bit expensive living in Chester read more

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14th February 2023

Clean environment...

Clean environment and friendly people read more

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14th February 2023

Chester as a whol...

Chester as a whole is lovely. Nights out are class read more

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13th February 2023

Safe and friendly...

Safe and friendly. Clean, besides bird and occasional dog stool. read more

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10th February 2023

Great nights out...

Great nights out and very safe too and easy to get around read more

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9th February 2023

Enjoyable place t...

Enjoyable place to live can be a bit rough read more

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8th February 2023

Need more clubs a...

Need more clubs and affordable student nights read more

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21st December 2022

Not bad. Not got...

Not bad. Not got the selection of nightlife or food that Liverpool or Manchester has but what it does have isn’t bad. Just would benefit from more selection of places. read more

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19th December 2022

I love Chester bu...

I love Chester but it’s not the cheaper place to live read more

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16th December 2022

Nowhere to go on...

Nowhere to go on nights out, not good for partying read more

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24th November 2022

Nice city, with p...

Nice city, with plenty to do. Great transport links as well. read more

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18th November 2022

There are only 2...

There are only 2 clubs to choose from, so it can get a bit boring. Very easy to find an aldi close to main campus which is great for a budgeted foodshop or tesco superstore in town. lovely small city with a good amount of shops for necessities read more

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18th November 2022

Public transport...

Public transport is easily accessible, the clubs are limited but still very good and popular. Eating out in Chester is very good many options both cheap and expensive read more

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17th November 2022

Nice little town....

Nice little town. Not very good for nightlife but I love how cosy and charming the city is. Lots of pubs, shops and restaurants. You can get basically anywhere by walking. read more

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17th November 2022

Lovely place to l...

Lovely place to live, great bars and restaurants in the city. Good connections to Liverpool. read more

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17th November 2022

Highly satisfied...

Highly satisfied with the city's accessibility however the cost of living is quite high read more

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14th November 2022

Good nights out i...

Good nights out in Chester and good walking distance between places read more

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7th November 2022

Excellent shoppin...

Excellent shopping experience with low crime rate read more

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6th November 2022

Lovely atmosphere...

Lovely atmosphere, plenty of facilities read more

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30th October 2022

It is a safe and...

It is a safe and serene city with beautiful places for tourism. Amazing places to visit with friends It is environmental friendly and hygienic at all times. read more

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28th October 2022

I’m not really a...

I’m not really a night out person but according to my flat mate, they all having a good time. read more

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28th October 2022

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful small city every where is walking distance so for me there’s no need for transport. I don’t pray much but if you don’t enjoy night life in Chester you can go to close by cities like Manchester or Liverpool. read more

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28th October 2022

Easily accessible...

Easily accessible with everything at your doorstep. Great environment during the day and night with a great sense of community. read more

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20th July 2022

I don’t have a ba...

I don’t have a bad thing to say about this beautiful city. It was a privilege to be able to live and study there. Plenty of shops, numerous food places, it’s a small city and was perfect for me personally as I hate busy places. It’s so relaxed and peaceful. read more

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7th July 2022

Shopping and tran...

Shopping and transportation it quite expensive but we get the new stuff and cheap stuff from pound land read more

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24th April 2022

Small city everyt...

Small city everything in walking distance read more

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24th April 2022

Chester Is an ide...

Chester Is an ideal place to be read more

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13th April 2022

Very welcoming an...

Very welcoming and friendly city with little to no crime activity. I feel very safe and at home when I walk around the town. Lovely place to visit and also very interesting sites to visit read more

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28th March 2022

Lovely place to l...

Lovely place to live, a historical town that has it all read more

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27th March 2022

Chester is a very...

Chester is a very nice place to live. Doesn’t see too expensive either. There are so many good restaurants and a few nice pubs and bars. The Storyhouse is a unique place in town. Nights out are limited to a few places but I always have fun regardless. Train station can be a bit of a far walk depending on where you live (About 30 minutes from campus). Haven’t done much shopping but there’s shops in town and a retail park nearby. read more

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22nd March 2022

Chester is a smal...

Chester is a small city so struggles more against the bigger cities, but it is still a nice place with many different shops and places to go near by. There are often things to do and safety is not a concern when walking through the centre. read more

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22nd March 2022

Such a lovely are...

Such a lovely area to live with so many facilities within walking distance. The city is visually appealing and contains all of the facilities that a student needs. There is a variety of food shops to choose to shop at and lots of places to visit. Chester zoo being within walking distance is really lovely. read more

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22nd March 2022

Great city to liv...

Great city to live in with everything on our doorstep read more

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22nd March 2022

The city centre i...

The city centre is close to the university and my accommodation which is amazing. There are lots of great bars to go to for a night out, my favourite being Kuckoo! I have found Chester to be a very attractive and fun place to live during my time at uni. read more

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22nd March 2022

Great student cit...

Great student city with lots of history and character but need to go to nearby cities for more shopping and activities. read more

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21st March 2022

Regular trains an...

Regular trains and buses which is fab. Loads of nice places to eat. A good night out if bars are your scene but not great for clubbing as its basically just rosies. read more

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21st March 2022

Tudor Place truly...

Tudor Place truly is a fantastic place to live, being a slightly older (21) undergraduate student, I was really keen to ensure that I found the perfect accommodation to spend my first year of university life. All of the rooms are modern and up to date with fantastic storage (including under-bed), I have a gold en-suite room and the size of the room has been great! The staff are brilliant - they respond to emails quickly and there’s always someone at the desk which is helpful with parcels! There is security on a night time as well as 24/7 CCTV surveillance which is fantastic for making you feel safe and secure. The location is great. I am a midwifery student so my campus is only a 20 minute walk (which is through town too) and placement less than a 20 minute walk down the road. Being so close to the town centre is fantastic for shops and bars etc. I love Tudor Place so much that I’ll be moving into a studio here in September and will hopefully stay there for my remaining studies :) read more

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21st March 2022

Chester is a grea...

Chester is a great city and very traditional with its buildings which makes it so historical and amazing to walk around read more

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21st March 2022

I find the transp...

I find the transport to not be the best due to all the one way roads, however, due to everything being within walking distance I see no need for myself to use it except for the train read more

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21st March 2022

Chester is quite...

Chester is quite a nice city. There isn't much variety regarding nightlife when compared to other cities. It's hard to judge how much COVID is to blame for that though. read more

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21st March 2022

Chester is nice a...

Chester is nice and easy to get around with a decent array of shops and supermarkets read more

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21st March 2022

Chester can be ex...

Chester can be expensive but it is worth it for the quality read more

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21st March 2022

feel very safe he...

feel very safe here and enjoy the nightlife as well as all the other aspects especially the history read more

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11th March 2022

Chester is a grea...

Chester is a great place for students as it has a great balance of social and university life read more

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23rd February 2022

Nice and cosy cit...

Nice and cosy city to live in good restaurants and selection of bars read more

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23rd February 2022

I am happy to liv...

I am happy to live here, although there are many inconvenience, such as few restaurants, few different kind of cuisine, hardly to find something could order in the middle of the night. But it make me healthier, and cost way less than lives in Nottingham. Need change a stop to London with train, but time does not have much different. read more

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23rd February 2022

Great place since...

Great place since it has historical structures all throughout city. A perfect preserved Roman city linking to present. As this place is restricted and i live inside the city wall, public transport is kind of useless for me. Although over all public transport system in this city is poor. But its a small place can be covered on foot or cycle. read more

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14th February 2022

Chester is the be...

Chester is the best city in the centre of the UK read more

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4th February 2022

I honestly do not...

I honestly do not know where to start with this review. It will be a long one but if you are considering booking the Towpath, I would strongly suggest you take a read. It has taken me so long to write this as I’ve only just processed all the wrong-doing’s and distress that was caused during my stay at the Towpath. I would even go as far as saying that I was ‘gaslit’ into believing that my best interests were taken into consideration and that the situation was dealt with sensitively. When I moved in , I was very happy, my room was clean and the accommodation is situated in a nice area. The kitchen was spacious but the ripped sofa was tatty and full of dirt. I reported this and it was then cleaned. The communal areas seemed nice, although the gym was very disappointing. The first minor issue arose when a tenant had moved out , leaving behind a whole fridge of food and many cupboards filled with their property. When I had finally realised they had moved out , I let the staff know that read more

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26th January 2022

Main club is Rosi...

Main club is Rosie's, though I wouldn't recommend it. Unfriendly doormen seem to make problems for fun. If you're desparate for a night out in Chester i guess it's okay, but otherwise I'd just suggest getting the train to Liverpool instead. read more

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25th January 2022

The clubs and bar...

The clubs and bars are very close in the city centre. From my accommodation it’s a 5 minute walk before you are almost in the city centre. There are a lot of places to go during the day and at night. There is a high police presence so on nights out it’s very safe and eating out during the day and night is very good. There is a bubbly atmosphere in Chester. read more

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25th January 2022

Chester is an exc...

Chester is an exceptionally beautiful place given the size of it in comparison with bigger cities read more

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24th January 2022

An old city with...

An old city with history in it and old buildings in a very good condition read more

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18th January 2022

A nice quiet city...

A nice quiet city, but not much going on. read more

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13th January 2022

Very nearby to th...

Very nearby to the university campuses, has all the standard supermarkets and access to marketplaces for fresh local food read more

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6th January 2022

Taxi services are...

Taxi services are helpful and local restaurants are very accommodating for students offering many deals and ways to save. Local nightclubs offer limited choice of music tastes and mostly just offer what is popular at the time. Drinks prices are reasonable for club standards read more

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6th January 2022

Chester is a pret...

Chester is a pretty, but relatively pricey, smaller city to live in. It has a lot of natural beauty and the cathedral is breathtaking. The shopping is a little limited to what I’m used to but there’s no issue in finding what I need. Public transport exists but I’ve never taken it as I prefer to walk since things aren’t more than 20 mins away. Nice selection of restaurants and pubs but limited in clubs. read more

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30th October 2021

Chester looks rea...

Chester looks really lovely, but isn't a fantastic place to live after a few years. It's essentially just students and old people, no nightlife really at all, no LGBT+ spaces, etc. Very much built for the people who live here and hard to feel like you fit in. read more

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4th September 2021

Chester is a grea...

Chester is a great city, especially for students, nightlife is fab read more

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10th August 2021

Rent high compare...

Rent high compared to more inspiring neighbouring cities. Get a very rough apartment for much more than a really nice one elsewhere. read more

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4th August 2021

Chester is a nice...

Chester is a nice town for students, as it offers plenty of opportunities to shop, go out at night and socialize with friends. read more

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17th July 2021

Tesco is the clos...

Tesco is the closest for me to do a food shop which isn’t the cheapest. Aldi is within walking distance but have to get a taxi back if I have a lot of shopping. read more

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22nd June 2021

Great city but sm...

Great city but small. After your degree you’ve seen everything read more

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27th May 2021

Great city, lots...

Great city, lots to do, friendly people read more

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27th May 2021

Lovely, small tow...

Lovely, small town with lots to do. Nights out are expensive tho as not many student places read more

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27th May 2021

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city, so nice to have a walk around and has lots of things available for students to do! read more

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27th May 2021

Great place to li...

Great place to live lots of things to do read more

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26th May 2021

I love the city a...

I love the city and there are a lot of nice attractions. read more

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26th May 2021

the city is stunn...

the city is stunning, the architecture is beautiful and the people are lovely from what i’ve experienced so far. There is still so much of chester I can’t wait to explore once things fully open read more

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26th May 2021

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26th May 2021

Perfect location...

Perfect location for university and town read more

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4th May 2021

Great location lo...

Great location lots of shops and restaurants with great travel links to other areas read more

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30th April 2021

A little expensiv...

A little expensive depending on where you go read more

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29th April 2021

Chester is good f...

Chester is good for a day out but living here for the last 3 years has been extremely boring as there is very little to do considering the city is an over sized town and can be walked across in just over 10 minutes. A lot of restaurants, shops and bars are very expensive and I don’t feel the city and it’s people are very keen on students. There is only one club worth going to and that is a stretch so the nightlife is underwhelming. read more

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28th April 2021

Chester is quite...

Chester is quite mundane in comparison to other Cities hosting Universities. The city itself is fairly small. There aren't many student events and there isn't a lot of choice for nights out. Its fun exploring the roman walls, amphitheatre and Roman Gardens but it soon gets old. Perfect for students who aren't as bothered about the social aspects of Uni, however for social butterflies it's probably not the best. There are a lot of restaurants to try however. If you have the money that is. read more

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member756988
27th April 2021

A quaint city but...

A quaint city but has everything you need read more

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27th April 2021

Great city for st...

Great city for students and also for a scenic 3 years. read more

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27th April 2021

There is lots to...

There is lots to do round chester however it can be expensive read more

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27th April 2021

Great amenities a...

Great amenities and nightlife (precovid) read more

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member1056526
19th April 2021

Chester is absolu...

Chester is absolutely beautiful. Although it’s a city, it’s not intimating. It’s a perfect move up from a small welsh town! read more

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16th April 2021

Haven’t used publ...

Haven’t used public transport but see it often! Eating out has been good and social life is also good read more

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16th April 2021

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city with a lot of things to do. Plenty of activities and nightlife in Chester for students to enjoy their time at Uni. read more

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member956409
16th April 2021

Easy to get in an...

Easy to get in and out of. Nights out are good but can be pricey. Food shopping is good and the town is really very nice to walk around read more

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member1156238
14th April 2021

Fab city, chilled...

Fab city, chilled atmosphere, lots of pubs and bars to enjoy read more

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member1256208
14th April 2021

Historical city w...

Historical city with its wonders. Everything is available and in cheap price. Cost of living is not expensive at all. Multiple side jobs are available if someone wants to work. Multiple shops and malls are open for a weekend shopping. read more

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member656163
13th April 2021

Chester city cent...

Chester city centre is excellent, a good variety of things to do and places to go. And all within walking distance. read more

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member656154
13th April 2021

expensive but wor...

expensive but worth it such a great city to live in read more

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13th April 2021

A beautiful city...

A beautiful city with many places to go with friends read more

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member656159
13th April 2021

I think Chester i...

I think Chester is a beautiful city and there is a lot of stuff to do especially for students. Only one train away if you want to hop to Liverpool for shopping or a day away in wales. read more

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13th April 2021

Large selection o...

Large selection of stores, cafes and pubs read more

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13th April 2021

Although it can b...

Although it can be pricey, Chester is an excellent living atmosphere. With amazing shops, restaurants and plenty of clubs and bars to visit in the evenings, there is always something to keep you busy read more

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30th March 2021

The city of Chest...

The city of Chester is absolutely lovely to wander around and it is not even needed to use the public transportation to go to the nice shops or even the campus. read more

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member755067
9th March 2021

It's a small town...

It's a small town so the train and bus stations are always near, and what Chester lacks in nights out and shopping, you can always travel to Liverpool or Cheshire Oaks to get that experience. Chester is a beautiful city with great views and atmosphere and if you're from a small town like myself, you'll feel much more comfortable here than in a bustling big city read more

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31st October 2020

all good thats...

all good thats why I chose here read more

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19th September 2020

Great city, lovel...

Great city, lovely place to live in, shame the University is a s******* read more

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member1251180
17th September 2020

Chester is the pe...

Chester is the perfect city, with or without a vehicle. Its small enough to walk everywhere in town but also big enough it does not feel small and everyone is ontop of eachother! read more

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30th July 2020

public transport...

public transport is highly rated as it can get me out of Chester quicker than the speed of light. eating out: there are a few good places to eat out but some of them (opera grill) are way too overpriced for microwaved food. Shopping: only in first year did I use the town centre for shopping but now that the town centre is practically dead, Cheshire oaks and the Trafford centre in Manchester are the nearest decent shopping areas. read more

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28th July 2020

Cheser is a lovel...

Cheser is a lovely city, especially when it comes to shopping. the cost of living here isn't that high as it's an affordable city. read more

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Jemima Morey
1st July 2020

Great. Would reco...

Great. Would recommend. Thinking of living here when I finish uni read more

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member646660
10th March 2020

Not meany cheap o...

Not meany cheap options food wise. read more

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member946654
10th March 2020

Chester is a love...

Chester is a lovely town with plenty of activities to do read more

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10th March 2020

Generally pricey...

Generally pricey unless it’s a student night read more

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member1346514
6th March 2020

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city, not too big, not too small! Love it! read more

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6th March 2020

Love chester, it...

Love chester, it may be small but it packs a punch read more

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member1046407
4th March 2020

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city. Not too small, not too big. Everything is within walking distance, perfect for those who aren’t able to travel via car. read more

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4th March 2020

I think Chester i...

I think Chester is a lovely city for students who are looking for something a little more lowkey as it’s more of a big town than a city read more

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4th March 2020

Good facilities a...

Good facilities all round and great retail park nearby. Outlet with games/cinema read more

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member1146384
4th March 2020

Nice city to live...

Nice city to live in, bad for parking tho. read more

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member946382
4th March 2020

Chester is a love...

Chester is a lovely place, clean and lively. read more

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4th March 2020

great public tran...

great public transport and everything is in walking distance! read more

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4th March 2020

Lovely city and w...

Lovely city and with good views read more

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4th December 2019

Chester is a nice...

Chester is a nice but expensive place. read more

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26th November 2019

Chester is beauti...

Chester is beautiful and always has something going on. read more

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Lea1234
22nd November 2019

Everyone is frien...

Everyone is friendly. Good range of shops, eating out facilities. read more

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2nd November 2019

Small city but wi...

Small city but with Liverpool nearby this is never a problem. Safe feeling environment. Plenty of restaurants and bars with dance floors despite there only being 2 nightclubs read more

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9th September 2019

Love this city!!...

Love this city!! Staying here after uni 100% read more

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17th July 2015

A beautiful city...

A beautiful city with a good range of shops and restaurants. Not a huge variety of clubs but still is a good night out in the main nightclubs and bars. read more

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16th July 2015

A beautiful city...

A beautiful city with a really good nightlife and a good variety of places to eat and shop, don't forget the Zoo! read more

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member129161
13th June 2015

Chester is a beau...

Chester is a beautiful city and I feel proud to live there! The uni is right near the city centre, the shops are great and the bars/restaurants are wonderful and there is so much to choose from. Nightlife isn't the most exciting but it's a quaint place with a really friendly feel - there's always something to do. read more

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