Watergate Street Trail

Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LF

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Watergate Street Guide, Chester

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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”

This guide is to help you to explore and enjoy Watergate Street, one of Chester's most picturesque streets. There is plenty to see and do while absorbing its rich history and we will cover just some of the highlights that we think you may enjoy. Watergate street heads west from the High Cross, offering views of the Clwydian range in North Wales as it continues down to the Water Gate itself.

The street takes its name from the period when the city was a thriving medieval port as it leads to the old port of Chester and it was once home to many of the city's wealthy merchants. Watergate Street is also one of Chester's ancient Roman streets, forming part of what the Romans knew as 'via Principalis', the Latin name for the road running east to west through the fortress.


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Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



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Tel: 01244 405340

Tel: 01244 405340

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