Dark Chester highlights dark tourism trend in Cheshire Life magazine feature

Darkish Chester was featured within the April subject of Cheshire Life journal [pictured above].

I wrote a function about  the rise of darkish tourism in Chester and the way my tour faucets into this development to discover the darker facet of our historical past.

Right here’s an extract:

Darkish Chester is a storytelling strolling tour of the town, which traces a journey by means of all durations of Chester historical past from the Romans to The Beatles.

It highlights a few of our lesser-known tales, similar to tales of Viking Chester and the Anglo-Saxon fortification of Chester as a burh, a defended settlement.

It additionally spotlights among the lesser-known figures from our historical past, similar to Aethelflaed, the daughter of Alfred the Nice, and St Werburgh, whose relics had been stated to be paraded across the metropolis partitions throughout raids by the Welsh.

The main target is darkish historical past. By exploring the darkish facet, the tour displays the rising curiosity in darkish tourism, or visits to locations related to darkish tales.

As Dr Philip Stone of the Institute for Darkish Tourism Analysis, explains in his ebook, 111 Darkish Locations in England that You Shouldn’t Miss:

“Darkish tourism permits us to sightsee within the mansions of the useless, whereas having deference to these deceased.”

Learn extra at Cheshire Life journal.

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