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.

 

Opening Times

Unlimited access, all year (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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:

  • adrian437
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A good way to learn about Chester.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 3rd August 2020
    Chester is a smaller version of York. The city walls were a gentle stroll with information boards at variuos locations describing the features and history. To get onto the walls there are various... Read full review
  • veganfindsfood
    Lancaster, United Kingdom
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    Family
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    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 4th August 2020
    We were short on time when we discovered the walls. We enjoyed a short walk with some lovely views. If we were to return again we would explore them more! Read full review
  • GHUK29
    Sanur, Indonesia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice for a wander
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 4th August 2020
    Good way to see the city from a different perspective. Part of the walkway was closed for renovation and so the whole walk lasted only about 15 mins. Worth doing if you are visiting the city Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp / Level Access

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 351609

Tel: 01244 351609

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