A few days up North! ♡

Hello everyone, ♡

Happy Thursday! Hope you are all doing really well. I am actually so so excited to write this post as these are some of my favourite posts to write just because they are fun and also its memories I can look back on when I go to old blog posts. I also really enjoyed taking photos for my own pleasure and also for this post. Today’s post is going to be all about the few days I spent up North back in August! I really hope you enjoy the post and leave me your responses in the comments below as I love to read them!

So we actually went up to Chester on Wednesday 15th August, it took about 3 and a half hours, if you didn’t know getting up to the North of England from Wales isn’t that bad because you can go up through Wales, nearly at the north point and then Chester appears on the signs! I had  actually never been before so it was really exciting for me.

We arrived around 12ish and we were starving so we decided to go and get some lunch. We didn’t really know what we fancied but we just decided to walk along the streets and see what we could find. We finally came across a Mexican restaurant called Jack Burrito. I did do some research and from what I can see there is only this one in Chester, it isn’t a chain or anything. So I am actually really glad we came across this because you can’t get it anywhere else. I do like some Mexican food and their menu was crammed full of lots of delicious Mexican dishes and lots of vegetarian and vegan options! We first ordered some drinks, I got a lemonade and my brother and mum ordered Cokes. They all came really super cute and photogenic in mason jar mugs with handles, I absolutely love these and it was a great idea for them, very unique not something I have really seen at restaurants before. We then ordered a sharing starter of tortilla chips with sour cream, salsa and guacamole dips. They were called ‘Chips & Dips’ on the menu and they were great! I am a huge fan of guacamole and this one was amazing, it tasted so good and I was very impressed. Then, I actually chose to order BBQ ribs and chips,I know not really Mexican but that is what I fancied. It all tasted amazing, the chips had some sort of peri/spicy salt on them and tasted so good! The only thing is that it was a MASSIVE portion and I had to rope my mum in to help me with the chips! My mum and brother ordered chicken burritos, they both said they were really good and would recommend them, I also would definitely recommend the ribs!

After eating, we wanted to do some exploring so we walked round to the cathedral and looked around at all the little shops and gorgeous building. Lots of tudor style houses. My brother also bought himself a twix milkshake from a shop. We then climbed up some steps and then we walked along the walls of Chester, you can see everything from up there and it is also such a pretty walk. There was also a gorgeous old clock on the wall. Also, when we were looking over the town hall, we could see a man doing some tricks with fire, he was like running through fire hoops, it was amazing! It was lovely to just get a  good feel for the town and I got some lovely photos.

We then walked down to the River Dee, there were some boat trips going on and we decided to go on one. The river was so pretty and you got such gorgeous views of nature, houses, restaurants all along the river side. There was also a commentator telling us lots of things about the history of the river and Chester in general.It was so interesting and it was just very calm and a lovely experience. Such great views as well!

We were all really tired as it had been a long day travelling and walking around. So we decided to find our accomodation which was also lovely. We then cooked some food and then crashed.

Thursday 16th August, we decided to get the train from Chester to Manchester because we were eager to explore and my Mum wanted to go up to her old University and my brother is a Manchester City FC supporter so my mum bought him tickets for a tour meaning we had to go as well. First of all, we just looked around Manchester, taking in the sights. It was so pretty  but also so big so I definitely think I need to go back to do it again. We then got a good ol’ Greggs for lunch, Greggs is my fave so I was very happy about that.

We then had to get going to get to the Etihad Stadium tour, I was actually very nicely surprised because the tour was actually really interesting and cool to see. Even if you are not a fan, it is truly amazing and it was something new for me to do and my brother smiled a lot which was nice,I am glad he got to do it. I then caught my first tram which was so cool, gaining the full Manchester experience!

We then walked up to my mum’s old University and she was really happy as she hadn’t seen it in 20+ years and she was really happy to share it with us. Then we decided to get the train back to Chester because we were knackered and on the train just out of interest I check how many steps we had done and it was over 20,000, that is crazy to me, my legs are still recovering (3 days later…..) We then got some food and crashed at our accommodation!

Friday 17th August, of course we had to visit the famous Chester Zoo on our last day. I didn’t know what I was really expecting but I thought I would give it a go. The Zoo was MASSIVE and anyone who has been there I am sure will agree, the biggest Zoo I have ever been too. There was no way we were going to get through the whole of it by the end of the day. We did really try our best though! We saw lions, monkeys, giraffes, flamingoes, cheetahs, jaguars and so many more, some I am not sure of the names because they were quite unique but it was so amazing. I really do love animals and it was so great to feel like a little girl again and to really enjoy the zoo. I understand that some people don’t support zoos because of the captivity and things and I totally get that, I am in no way trying to offend you, I believe in caring for all animals and they all have the right for that, ti have enough space, food and whatever they need. It was a really great day and I would definitely go back to see the rest of the animals!

So that is it for a few days up North, I really enjoyed myself and it has made me realise that I really need to explore more of the UK. Scotland is at the top of my list! I also really hope you enjoyed the post!

Have a lovely rest of your day!


Eden xx


    • everythingedenblogs
      October 11, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks so much! X

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 11, 2018 / 7:21 pm

      It was and thank you x

  1. October 11, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Hi Eden! It looks like you have had a lovely trip up north! I love the contrast between the historic and traditional streets of Chester and the modern metropolis that is Manchester City centre. Lovely that you got to see where your mum went to uni, I bet she loved seeing it again after two decades!! The visit to Chester zoo was a lovely thing to do as well as it added even more variety to your trip! Your food choices sound like they were the bomb too, espeally that Mexican! I’m also a humble Greggs kinda girl! Haha

    Lovely post! I will look for you on Bloglovin’ now so I can subscribe and see all of your future posts pop up in my feed 🙂

    Hanna x


    • everythingedenblogs
      October 11, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Aw this comment is so lovely. Thanks so much it means a lot. Glad you enjoyed xx

  2. October 11, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely trip, I have never been to visit any of the places you have mentioned!

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 11, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      I did thank you and they are really worth going to! X

  3. October 11, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I love these places! I’m from Cheshire so I’ve spent many good days in Chester and Manchester! I’m glad you enjoyed too ?

    Rhianna x

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 11, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Aw that’s so cool! Glad you liked the post! Xx

  4. October 11, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Hey. I’m so glad you had a good time. I’ve recently been to York and I would recommend going if you get the chance.
    I love Chester and would love to go back. It’s such a beautiful city and I love that more restaurants are accommodating to vegans and vegetarians now. I’ll be keeping an eye out for those restaurants.
    I’ve only been round Manchester at Christmas when the market was on and it was gorgeous. I’d love to go back for both the Christmas market and to see what the city looks like in general. Maybe it’s something I’ll do next year ??

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 12, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Thank you and yes I’d totally love to do more exploring. You totally should. Thanks for reading! Xx

  5. October 12, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time. I’ve never been to Chester myself, but it looks so nice, I love the Tudor style buildings!

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 12, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      I did thank you. It’s so pretty yes! Xx

  6. Gemma
    October 12, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    This is exciting! I adore exploring new places! There’s always soo much to see and do, but especially around this time of year with Halloween and Christmas around the corner. It looks like you’ve had such a lovely time! I would love to visit Chester, I’ve heard great things about the zoo. Always up for a visit to the zoo!

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 12, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Yes exactly! Thanks so much for reading, would really recommend Chester! X

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 12, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      I did thank you, it is so nice! Thanks so much for reading x

  7. October 13, 2018 / 10:00 am

    It looks so pretty in Chester! I’ve never been up north before so I really should plan a trip in the future. Your photography is so good?? Loved this travel post xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 13, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Yes it is. You should! And aw thanks so much xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 13, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Yes it is! Thanks so much for your comment and for reading! X

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 13, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Thanks so much and it’s so worth the visit. Thanks so much for your comment Alex xx

  8. October 13, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Loved hearing about your visit and the piccys! Glad you had a lovely time! I’ve been to Chester zoo! Ahh Scotland is such a beautiful place, I can’t wait to go back to Edinburgh next month! xxx

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 14, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Thanks so much hun, so jealous I really want to go! Xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 15, 2018 / 12:01 am

      Aw sounds lovely. Will definitely check out your post. Thanks so much for your comment and for reading mine x

  9. October 16, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Yayyy glad you enjoyed your time up North!! Chester is a great place would love to visit myself some day xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 16, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks so much and you definitely should! Xx

  10. October 20, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Loved this post Eden – I’ve never been to Chester but it looks great!

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 20, 2018 / 11:04 am

      Thanks so much and it is great! X

  11. October 21, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Looks and sounds like you had a great time! I want to make a point of seeing more of the UK and it sounds I need to get up north and explore! Thank you for sharing xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      October 21, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      Yes me too. Scotland is the plan for next time! Thanks so much xx

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