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.

 

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Opening Times

Unlimited access, all year (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

Awards

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

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:

    • Global11417951037
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Nice walk & sites
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd August 2021
      Took around 1hr 20 min to complete this included a stop off for drinks & ice cream Along the way, you can see many sites including the river dee race course & Roman gardens, would definitely... Read full review
    • Keith J
      Llanelli, United Kingdom
      Relaxing walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd August 2021
      We decided to take a walk along the walls,as we had been told you could see so much from them, which was true,racecourse,canal,city and the Rows. Read full review
    • JayWestYorks
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Amazing
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th August 2021
      Loved this walk as it’s very manageable but has something for everyone with great views of the cathedral, river, racecourse etc. Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ramp / Level Access

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 351609

    Tel: 01244 351609

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