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Chester City Walls

Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldiers, Norman warriors and Georgian civilians who traversed these walls over the centuries.

Chester City Walls are relics of the Roman ramparts that surrounded the central part of the ancient commune. Walk along the 2-mile (3.6-kilometer) circuit for excellent views of the old medieval city.

Embark on a guided tour for a more profound understanding of the structure’s history. Admire the most prominent features of the walls, such as the 13th-century Bonewaldesthorne’s Tower. The medieval brick structure is attached to the 14th-century Water Tower in the northwestern section of the ramparts.

Snap photos of other highlights, including Pemberton’s Parlour, Morgan’s Mount and Barnaby’s Tower. Gaze up at the elegant Eastgate Clock that stands above the gate at the former Roman city’s entrance. Other historic entrances include Northgate, Bridgegate and Watergate.

Pick out your favorite Chester attractions as you stroll along the elevated walkway. In the northwestern section of the inner city you’ll spot Chester Cathedral, an impressive structure that blends many architectural styles. The Cheshire Military Museum is situated in the southwestern part of the medieval city. Learn about the region’s military battalions from the 17th century onward. Visit the adjacent Grosvenor Museum for a comprehensive overview of the area’s natural history, art and heritage.

It is free to access the walls’ walkway at any time. Tours depart from the Town Hall Visitor Information Centre. There is a small fee for the tours, which generally last 90 minutes.

The Chester City Walls surround a small rectangular area in the heart of the city. Its northern and southern boundaries are marked respectively by the Chester Canal and River Dee. Ride a bus to one of the stops within the walls or leave your car in the nearby Market Car Park.


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    Eastgate Street, Chester, England
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Chester, this luxury hotel is steps from The Rows of Chester and Chester Cathedral. Grosvenor Museum and Chester City Walls are also within 10 minutes. Chester Station is 13 minutes by foot and Bache Station is 29 minutes.

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      Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester

      Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester

         
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        Located in the heart of Chester, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grosvenor Park, Chester Cathedral and Grosvenor Museum. Chester City Walls and Chester Racecourse are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is only a 2-minute walk and Bache Station is 27 minutes.

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          Trinity Street, Chester, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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              Roomzzz Chester City

              Roomzzz Chester City

                 
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                Situated in Chester, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Chester Racecourse, Grosvenor Museum and Chester Cathedral. Chester City Walls and University of Chester are also within 15 minutes. Chester Station is 20 minutes by foot.

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                The Pied Bull

                57 Northgate Street, Chester, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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