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Chester City Walls

Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldiers, Norman warriors and Georgian civilians who traversed these walls over the centuries.

Chester City Walls are relics of the Roman ramparts that surrounded the central part of the ancient commune. Walk along the 2-mile (3.6-kilometer) circuit for excellent views of the old medieval city.

Embark on a guided tour for a more profound understanding of the structure’s history. Admire the most prominent features of the walls, such as the 13th-century Bonewaldesthorne’s Tower. The medieval brick structure is attached to the 14th-century Water Tower in the northwestern section of the ramparts.

Snap photos of other highlights, including Pemberton’s Parlour, Morgan’s Mount and Barnaby’s Tower. Gaze up at the elegant Eastgate Clock that stands above the gate at the former Roman city’s entrance. Other historic entrances include Northgate, Bridgegate and Watergate.

Pick out your favorite Chester attractions as you stroll along the elevated walkway. In the northwestern section of the inner city you’ll spot Chester Cathedral, an impressive structure that blends many architectural styles. The Cheshire Military Museum is situated in the southwestern part of the medieval city. Learn about the region’s military battalions from the 17th century onward. Visit the adjacent Grosvenor Museum for a comprehensive overview of the area’s natural history, art and heritage.

It is free to access the walls’ walkway at any time. Tours depart from the Town Hall Visitor Information Centre. There is a small fee for the tours, which generally last 90 minutes.

The Chester City Walls surround a small rectangular area in the heart of the city. Its northern and southern boundaries are marked respectively by the Chester Canal and River Dee. Ride a bus to one of the stops within the walls or leave your car in the nearby Market Car Park.


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The Queen at Chester, BW Premier Collection AU$141
The Queen at Chester, BW Premier Collection

The Queen at Chester, BW Premier Collection

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Chester, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grosvenor Park, Chester Racecourse and Chester City Walls. Chester Cathedral and University of Chester are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is only a 2-minute walk and Bache Station is 27 minutes.

    Chester, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western AU$89
    Chester, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

    Chester, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Chester, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grosvenor Park, Chester City Walls and Chester Cathedral. Chester Racecourse and University of Chester are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is only a 2-minute walk and Bache Station is 27 minutes.

      Crowne Plaza Chester AU$165
      Crowne Plaza Chester

      Crowne Plaza Chester

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Chester, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chester Cathedral, Grosvenor Museum and Chester Racecourse. Roman Amphitheatre and Chester Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km). Chester Station is 17 minutes by foot and Bache Station is 27 minutes.

        Hotel Indigo Chester AU$153
        Hotel Indigo Chester

        Hotel Indigo Chester

           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Chester, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grosvenor Park, Chester Cathedral and Chester City Walls. Chester Racecourse and University of Chester are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is 8 minutes by foot.

          ABode Chester AU$162
          ABode Chester

          ABode Chester

          Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Chester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grosvenor Museum and Chester Racecourse. Chester Cathedral and Chester City Walls are also within 15 minutes. Chester Station is 21 minutes by foot.

            The Mill Hotel & Spa AU$173
            The Mill Hotel & Spa

            The Mill Hotel & Spa

               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Chester, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grosvenor Park and Chester City Walls. Chester Racecourse and Chester Cathedral are also within 1 mile (2 km). Chester Station is 6 minutes by foot and Bache Station is 29 minutes.

              The Pied Bull AU$117
              The Pied Bull

              The Pied Bull

              57 Northgate Street, Chester, England
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Chester, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Chester City Walls and Chester Cathedral. Chester Racecourse and University of Chester are also within 15 minutes. Chester Station is 15 minutes by foot and Bache Station is 24 minutes.

                Roomzzz Chester City AU$118
                Roomzzz Chester City

                Roomzzz Chester City

                Norroy House, Nuns Road, Chester, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Chester, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Chester Racecourse and Chester Cathedral. Chester City Walls and University of Chester are also within 15 minutes. Chester Station is 20 minutes by foot.