Chester City Walls

Chester City Walls featuring a bridge and heritage elements

Chester City Walls

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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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