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Is Chester safe after dark?

I’m not much of a night owl these days. With a small child at home, I’m more likely to be found reading bedtime stories than out on the town.

An article on the Guardian’s website caught my eye, however. The piece about Chester’s budget eats is more top-10 standard fare. Some of the tips are pretty decent, although Cestrians may baulk at inclusion of DeliKate (below, right) with its surly staff.


But the comments section – you gotta love the comments section – provides a more stimulating read, especially the bit about Chester par nuit. Try this for size:

‘In the evening the town centre seems to be entirely populated by youths in Corsa’s and Saxo’s driving at breakneck speed and slowing down only to stick their pimply little heads out the window to shout racial abuse and tell you to go home.’

I’m hardly a regular at the Cruise nightclub, or often found propping up the bar in Brannigans, but is Chester really that bad after dark?

The comments come soon after local tourism authorities revealed plans for a £20m economic boost to the city, aiming to of attract an extra 200,000 visitors.

The centrepiece of the initiative is Rhino Mania, a project involving 70 life-size fibreglass rhinos to form a tourist trail around the city.

Hoodies in Corsas or rhinos hiding in the bushes – has anyone else had a bad experience in Chester after dark?

And is this harming Chester’s image as a tourist-spot city?

Post your comments below.


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