Tudor Chester Trail

Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LF

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“One of a series of friendly trails written and illustrated during lockdown by the team here at the Visitor Information Centre to give you a warm welcome to our much-loved City of Chester”

Chester’s history spans over 2000 years including Roman, Saxon, Norman, Medieval, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian.

We will be focusing on Chester under the five Tudor monarchs reigning from 1485-1603. Our five Tudor monarchs are, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

Picture the year is 1485, Richard III is King of England, and his reign has not been popular, Henry Tudor is on his way to England, determined to become the King of England.

On the 22nd of August 1485, a great battle was fought, the Battle of Bosworth, Leicestershire, between Richard III and Henry Tudor. Henry Tudor was victorious, making himself King Henry VII. This battle marked the end of the Wars of the Roses, Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, the red rose, and the white rose together at last.

And so began the reign of the infamous dynasty, The Tudors.

Our walk is two miles, staying inside the walls of Chester city centre.

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Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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Tel: 01244 405340

Tel: 01244 405340

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