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:

    • mike c
      Totnes, United Kingdom
      Great!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th June 2021
      This was our first visit and walking the city walls (easy) is a great way to get a feel for this lovely city..make sure you get down to the water! Read full review
    • Cheekycockney190757
      Basildon, United Kingdom
      Wonderfull city wall provding stunning views of the old city and surrounding attractions
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 18th June 2021
      We walked the approx 2 miles complete Roman City Wall initially all the way around and then used it several times in sections to traverse the old city. The walls have roots in Roman times but were... Read full review
    • panda16465
      Ashford, United Kingdom
      Great walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 21st June 2021
      Fantastic walk all around the city of Chester. Great views from the walls and lots of interesting facts along the way. Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ramp / Level Access

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 351609

    Tel: 01244 351609

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