A by-law, first appearing in 1403, states that a Welsh person found within Chester’s city walls after sunset can be legally shot with a bow and arrow! After Welsh uprisings in the city, Prince Henry (later Henry V) demanded the Welsh be driven out of the city and incited Chester residents to kill any Welsh sympathisers. Of course, the by-law has long since been suspended, though it still crops up in Parliament and in local elections.
APR / Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival - The biggest event of its type, over 150 exhibitors highlighting the best the county, region, and country has to offer with food stalls, taster sessions and live acts.
JUN / Chester Heritage Festival - For nine days, the city of Chester becomes a stage for walks, talks, films, exhibitions and workshops that bring Chester and its heritage to life.
NOV / Chester Literature Festival - Speakers including best-selling authors, broadcasters, poets, performers and more, alongside workshops, performance lectures, storytelling and pub crawls.