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The city of Birmingham, which is located in the West Midlands in England and is the most populous city in Britain outside London. The city is a major international commercial centre and as a result it has excellent transport, retail, events and conference facilities. The city has six universities which makes it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside London.
Birmingham's architecture is largely a product of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries having only really developed as a city as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Evidence of Birmingham's medieval history can be seen in its oldest churches, particularly the original parish church of St Martin in the Bull Ring, and two public houses - the Lad in the Lane and The Old Crown.
Birmingham's universities are: Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham, Newman University and a campus of the University of Law and BPP University. The city is also home to the regional base of the Open University.
The city has three main line railway stations: Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. Between them they offer passengers many direct services across the United Kingdom. Curzon Street railway station is planned to be the northern terminus for phase 1 of the High Speed 2 rail link from London which is due to open in 2026.
The city of Cheshire is located in the north west of England in the county of Cheshire. The city has the most complete city walls in Britain along with the oldest racecourse. It also has one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe which is over 1,000 years old and is open to the public for free. One of Chester's most unique features are the two-tiered rows, which means you can shop whatever the weather and gives you a unique shopping experience. The City Sightseeing Chester Tour will introduce you to the City Walls, the Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre and much more. The bus crosses the Dee by both the Grosvenor and Old Dee Bridges and at The Groves provides a convenient connection with the river cruises operated by Bithell's Boats - take advantage of a combined Bus & River Cruise Ticket. Nearby Chester Zoo offers families a fantastic day out with more than 400 different species and 11,000 animals to see. The zoo is set in 110 acres of award winning enclosures and gardens to explore. Visitors can get a giraffe's eye view from the Zoofari Monorail or alternatively take a ride on the Waterbus.