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 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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:

    • CSKel
      Fleetwood, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great way to see the city
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th January 2023
      A great way to get a scale of Chester with it's Roman influences, old city and the river. A number of steps to climb will make it hard for those less mobile. Read full review
    • 113judithw
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Always worth a visit, you can walk almost a complete circuit of the walls
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 25th January 2023
      Walking the walls allows you to visit the highlights of Roman and mediaeval Chester as well as the modern shopping streets Read full review
    • photogragnome
      Brighton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great intro to Chester
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th February 2023
      Absolutely worth the walk all the way around. It took about an hour to do the whole circuit and really sets you up for exploring the town. Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ramp / Level Access

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 351609

    Tel: 01244 351609

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