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Eastgate Clock

Check out the intricate 19th-century clock atop a former Roman fortress gateway to see an icon of Chester in the historic heart of the city.

The ornate turret of Eastgate Clock is among the most famous timepieces in the country. It marks the eastern entrance to the Roman fortress, Deva Victrix, within the Chester City Walls. Admire the elaborate clock that was added to the gateway at the end of the 19th century to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee.

Capture photos of the iconic landmark from both sides of the city walls.

Read the inscription on the eastern side that pays tribute to the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign. Other plaques on the structure pay homage to the architects and the city’s 18th-century mayor, John Kelsall. The clock initially needed winding before an electric mechanization was installed in 1992.

Admire the red sandstone bridge with its wide arch. It dates back to the 18th century and forms part of the city walls. You can walk along the pathway on top of the city walls to explore the rest of the 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) circuit. Beneath the bridge, you’ll find a quaint cobblestone street at the foot of the bridge and a selection of boutiques and cafés.

Eastgate Clock is part of the gate on the eastern flank of the Chester City Walls. Nearby attractions include Chester Cathedral, Chester Cross and the Wesley Church Centre. The area is easily accessible via bus.


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The Queen at Chester, BW Premier Collection £59
The Queen at Chester, BW Premier Collection

The Queen at Chester, BW Premier Collection

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

    Chester, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western £39
    Chester, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

    Chester, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Chester, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grosvenor Park, Chester City Walls and Chester Cathedral. Chester Racecourse and University of Chester are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is only a 2-minute walk and Bache Station is 27 minutes.

      Hotel Indigo Chester £72
      Hotel Indigo Chester

      Hotel Indigo Chester

         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Chester, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grosvenor Park, Chester Cathedral and Chester City Walls. Chester Racecourse and University of Chester are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is 8 minutes by foot.

        Crowne Plaza Chester £85
        Crowne Plaza Chester

        Crowne Plaza Chester

           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Chester, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chester Cathedral, Grosvenor Museum and Chester Racecourse. Roman Amphitheatre and Chester Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km). Chester Station is 17 minutes by foot and Bache Station is 27 minutes.

          ABode Chester £74
          ABode Chester

          ABode Chester

          Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Chester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grosvenor Museum and Chester Racecourse. Chester Cathedral and Chester City Walls are also within 15 minutes. Chester Station is 21 minutes by foot.

            The Mill Hotel & Spa £61
            The Mill Hotel & Spa

            The Mill Hotel & Spa

               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Chester, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grosvenor Park and Chester City Walls. Chester Racecourse and Chester Cathedral are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is 6 minutes by foot and Bache Station is 29 minutes.

              Roomzzz Chester City £62
              Roomzzz Chester City

              Roomzzz Chester City

              Norroy House, Nuns Road, Chester, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester £83
                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester

                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester

                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral and Countess of Chester Hospital. Grosvenor Museum and Chester Racecourse are also within 3 mi (5 km).