Leave Chester Castle heading to Grosvenor Museum before arriving at Chester Cathedral. Enjoy the Cathedral Gardens and explore the King Charles Tower. From the Eastgate Clock head to the historic Roman Amphitheatre and Roman Gardens. Pause in Grosvenor Park before finishing at Old Dee Bridge.
Overlooking the River Dee, Chester Castle is home to the St. Mary de Castro Chapel and a collection of magnificent paintings. Undertake the castle wall-walk and you’ll get some fantastic views of the city of Chester.
The Grosvenor Museum
Learn about the history of Chester at the Grosvenor Museum – take in the art and silver collections, explore the story of the Roman occupation and visit the Period House, showcasing rooms from the 17th century through to the 1920s. A short walk away is the delightful setting of Chester Racecourse with races from May to September.
Chester Cathedral dates back to 1092 and you can still see parts of the original church, despite a Gothic rebuild starting in the mid 13th century. Take a tour, and from the top of the tower you can get views across five counties. The cathedral is also being built in Lego – check out the build on your visit.
In the marvellous setting of the cathedral gardens, you can watch the flying displays and get up close with a birds of prey with the team at Chester Cathedral Falconry.
King Charles Tower
King Charles Tower, also known as Newton Tower or Phoenix Tower is a semi-circular red sandstone structure standing on the Chester City Walls, affording views over the canal. Standing about 21m high, the tower dates from the 13th century.
Standing on the site of the original gateway to the Roman fortress of Castra Dev the Eastgate Clock is an iconic landmark. The clock was installed in 1899 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee and has become one of the most photographed clocks in the world.
The largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, the amphitheatre is partly excavated and allows visitors to discover and explore the construction of this Roman site of entertainment.
Chester Roman Gardens
Bordered by the Roman City Walls and decorated with collections of Roman stones, monuments and plaques you can explore the history of the city in this relaxing environment.
The Victorian Grosvenor Park is Chester’s main park, offering a year round colourful oasis in which to escape and relax – or join in one of the many annual events that take place including Art in the Park and the Summer Music Festival.
Old Dee Bridge
Old Dee Bridge - the oldest bridge in the city straddles the River Dee and provides a great view of the adjoining weir. Close by you can find Edgar’s Field and the Roman Minerva Shrine.