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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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:

  • danwills1605
    Ammanford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Walks
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    I walked the walls Sunday morning At 8am and it was so peaceful! Strongly suggest doing it then, also, walk underneath the clock tower which is nice Read full review
  • Old60timer
    Steyning, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A good walk but worth it!
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th December 2018
    We walked the full distance around the walls. You get a real sense of the history from roman times to the present day. You can then decide which of the sites you see to visit in more depth. Read full review
  • timm724
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    2 miles and a nice walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 14th December 2018
    What a great walk only 2 miles, not wheelchair friendly. This is a great free walk with history boards on the walls Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp / Level Access

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 351609

Tel: 01244 351609

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