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:

    • hilary d
      London, United Kingdom
      Chester City Walls 10.7.21
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th July 2021
      We were visiting Chester for the day and walked around the city walls to learn about the history and get stunning views of the city. Read full review
    • davidbA5189AK
      Oxford, United Kingdom
      Not to be missed
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 14th July 2021
      Chester's city walls must be amongst the most complete in the whole country. They are not to be missed as they give you a great view of the city inside and out. Takes about an hour at a gentle pace... Read full review
    • winonhols
      county durham
      Well worth the walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 20th July 2021
      This was the first time we had visited Chester and we started with the walk around the walls. There are some stunning views and it's all very interesting. I think those stonemasons could give... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ramp / Level Access

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 351609

    Tel: 01244 351609

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