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Chester City Walls

Vicar's Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QX

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The city walls are the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain, parts of which are almost 2000 years old.

Chester is the only city in Britain that retains the full circuit of its ancient defensive walls. Walking the complete circuit gives wondrous views down into the city and gives a fantastic insight into Chester's long history. The main access onto the walls is at each of the four main gateways - Northgate, Eastgate, Watergate and Bridgegate, plus there are many other steps around the city, some including accessible ramps.

Please note: Access to The Walls, Northgate

The steps to the right of the Northgate will remain open which means pedestrians will be able to gain access to the wall at that point if they want to walk clockwise (towards King Charles Tower).  Pedestrians walking anticlockwise from KCT will be diverted off the walls at the right hand steps and taken to the next set of steps at Morgan's Mount.  It won't be possible to keep a through route open along the wall as part of the wall and core needs to be carefully dismantled.

 

Directions

Road Directions

Surrounding Chester, the walls can be accessed at a number of points around the city.

Public Transport Directions

Only 2 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall; 15 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station

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Recent Reviews:

  • helen m
    beautiful
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th April 2018
    lovely walk, stunning views of the city, a must for any first time visitors, its a good 2 miles all the way round, but great to see all the historic sights Read full review
  • Jordan D
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good views
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th April 2018
    The views from the wall are very nice all year round and there are lots of information boards scattered around that have many interesting facts about the history of Chester Read full review
  • Chewie C
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Its A Wall
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd April 2018
    The activity is pretty straightforward, its a stroll around the edge of Chester. there are a couple of sloped areas to access the walls making it accessible. What I liked best is that it's a... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp / Level Access

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousChester Attractions Group Member Chester Attractions Group Member 2016

Opening Times

Unlimited access, all year (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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