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Chester City Walls

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Vicar's Lane
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1QX

Tel: 01244 351609

Chester City Walls

About

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    2947
  • Very Good
    1588
  • Average
    230
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • Ray S
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A nice walk
    5 of 5 stars
    17/11/2017
    Walking round the walls was a great and interesting way to get a little exercise after a late lunch. Some lovely views of the racecourse, the River Dee and the town of Chester. Took us a leisurely... Read full review
  • 0gracelands
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A walk through History
    5 of 5 stars
    16/11/2017
    It is when I visit monuments like I am proud to belong to great Country you only have to be slightly fit as well. Read full review
  • Andrew F
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Variable quality
    4 of 5 stars
    16/11/2017
    One part of the wall was being refurbished but otherwise we were able to get all the way round. The section from the weir through the cathedral to the water tower without doubt the most interesting... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp / Level Access

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & 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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Opening Times

Unlimited access, all year (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousChester Attractions Group Member Chester Attractions Group Member 2016