Southampton Chester Train
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The city of Southampton has always been influenced by the sea. The Hampshire city lies at the northern tip of Southampton Water which is a deep water estuary where the rivers Test and Itchen meet. Southampton city centre lies in between the two rivers. The Town Quay is the city's original public quay which can date its origins back to the 13th century. The Eastern Docks in the city were created in the 1830's by reclaiming mud flats between the rivers Itchen and Test estuaries. The Western Docks were created in the 1930's when the Southern Railway Company commissioned a major land reclamation and dredging programme.
One of the main advantages of Southampton Water is that it has a double high tide which makes the movement of large ships much easier. This is not caused as popularly supposed by the presence of the Isle of Wight, but is a function of the shape and depth of the English Channel. The double high tide is perhaps one of the reasons why Southampton Water hosts many of the world's largest and luxurious cruise ships.
Southampton is home to Southampton Football Club, sometimes referred to as "The Saints", who play in the Premier League at St Mary's Stadium, having relocated in 2001 from their 103-year-old former stadium, "The Dell".
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.