Chester, United Kingdom
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Reinvent your Sunday: dinner, bed & breakfast
When to go
May is the time to rock up in your finest millinery: there’s a month-long festival of all things fast and horsy at Chester racecourse; but be sure to save your most camera-worthy headgear for Ladies Day (www.chester-races.co.uk/may-festival/ladies-day). The city tunes up for the MBNA Chester Music Festival (www.chestermusicfestival.co.uk) in June and the elegant programme of ensemble pieces kicks off with, erm, spear-wielding centurions at the Roman Weekend (the first weekend in June).