Chester

Home of Hollyoaks, historic sites and Hollywood stars; A look at the real Chester

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Russ Abbot (Comedian)
    Michael Owen (Football)
    Lee Latchford Evans (Music)

  • Population: 329,608

    • About Chester

      The fictional home of Channel 4’s student-favourite trashy soap ‘Hollyoaks’, Chester is a trendy little town slap bang on the border of Wales.

      A short drive from Liverpool and Manchester, the town is surrounded by the old city walls and eye-catching Cheshire countryside. The University of Chester is spread across two campuses, with the main buildings set in the quaint greenery of the Chester campus and the North West Media Centre established on the Warrington campus. 

       The Chester campus looks after the majority of courses including the teaching college, nursing and midwifery that give the uni such a high ratio of girls to boys (something like 62 to 38, if you’re asking lads!) Meanwhile, Warrington focuses on more vocational courses including the media department, with strong links to Granada TV finding regular experience and placements for students. 

      Chester itself boasts the second largest zoo in the country, and let’s be honest, who can resist a day out looking at monkeys. Shopping in Chester is plentiful, with the medieval ‘Rows’ housing loads of independent shops happy to accept your student loans. 

      The nightlife can’t compare to nearby Liverpool and Manchester but is diverse enough for even the fussiest socialite to find a good handful of favourite drinking holes... and the uni lads seem to have no complaints about the abundance of student girls the city contains.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • University of Chester

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      Interesting Facts

      • From Chester with love? Modern day macho man and James Bond actor Daniel Craig was born in Chester!

      • Chester's racecourse is the oldest in the country

      • Monkey tennis? Not only does Chester boast plenty of parks and greenery for a kick about or game of cricket, the city's zoo is the second biggest in the country!