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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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:

    • Boyd J
      Maleny, Australia
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Walk Like a Roman
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th September 2022
      I think if you are physically able then this is definitely worth doing. Walking the walls gives a good overall perspective of the ancient city and views of the River Dee and race course in... Read full review
    • BAllison743
      Dromore, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Spectacular historic walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd September 2022
      A spectacular walk. History around every corner and a superb way to get a feel for the city. As a tourist, inside the walls contains most of the key things that are worth seeing and doing. Read full review
    • P7084DRrobt
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Nice bit of History
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 28th September 2022
      visited the Roman gardens and wall, near the amphitheatre. The wall dates from Roman times but was breathed in the English Civil War by the Roundheads. You can see where it was repaired and there... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ramp / Level Access

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 351609

    Tel: 01244 351609

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