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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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:

  • A H
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great way to meet the city
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th April 2019
    We did a circuit with our teens as soon as we arrived. We all enjoyed views of the city, canal and racecourse. Read full review
  • Steve E
    Willaston, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Lovely peaceful experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th April 2019
    Had a few hours to kill in Chester, so decided to do a tour of the walls. It's a really lovely easy to see the city. Highly recommended Read full review
  • 70ish
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Superb
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    I didn't have time on my visit to walk the complete distance but intend to return to do so. It was such an enjoyable walk and so much history to absorb and superb views I can't wait to return Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp / Level Access

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 351609

Tel: 01244 351609

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