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 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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:

    • FyingKiwi
      Christchurch, New Zealand
      Encircling
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th May 2024
      A lovely walk, literally right around the city. Has some wonderful scenic spots along the way and plenty of history to share. Read full review
    • Annie1Birmingham
      Birmingham
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great way to see the city
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 16th May 2024
      Lovely walk around the walls. Amazing preservation and great way to see the city. Easy in most places and only takes an hour Read full review
    • georgiabR8708NP
      Diss, United Kingdom
      A happy return to the Chester area
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st May 2024
      We greatly enjoyed this return visit to Chester. This time one of the highlights was the time we spent in the Cathedral Gardens. They are beautiful, peaceful and dog friendly. It is a truly... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ramp / Level Access

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 351609

    Tel: 01244 351609

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