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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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:

  • AlexSwallow
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    A must-visit, not only in Chester but in the UK
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th October 2021
    Along with York, one of my favourite cities, these are the most amazing old walls I know in the UK. Walking along them you see so much history and they are fantastically complete. Along the full... Read full review
  • Kate_Maxwell
    Lymington
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    Couples
    Different perspective of the City from all corners
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st October 2021
    Well worth a couple of hours wandering these ancient walls offering views over to the Welsh Mountains or below to the canal and the warehouse redevelopments. Then on to The Roodeye Racecourse with... Read full review
  • Clare H
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Very enjoyable and interesting walk.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st October 2021
    Really enjoyable walk. lovely views and plenty of access points to climb down and explore places. Well worth taking the time to complete. Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp / Level Access

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 351609

Tel: 01244 351609

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