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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  • Martin W
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Must do walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 4th December 2020
    This is the second time I have been on the wall. But this time I started in Lower Bridge St and circumvented clockwise. There was a section near North Gate that was under repair but most of the... Read full review
  • service16
    lovely walk in beautiful surroundings.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th January 2021
    Love walking along the city walls its take you back in time. So much history walking along where so much has taken place. Then to finish up by the river in a lovely cafe watching people enjoying... Read full review
  • storyoftheblues
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    Couples
    Wrap up warm and take comfy shoes!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th January 2021
    We went for a pleasant spring walk on our visit to Chester. It’s not too far to walk and there are interesting information boards dotted around. I would love to go back in time to the Roman era and... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp / Level Access

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 351609

Tel: 01244 351609

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