Cheshire

Chester City Walk

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Overview

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.

Chester Castle

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

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.

Cathedral Falconry

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.

Eastgate Clock

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.

Roman Amphitheatre

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.

Grosvenor Park

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.

What to see and do…

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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1EW

Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre

Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RE

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF

About the Chester City Walk Trail

Distance:5 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:3

Set off on the 2 mile tour from the impressive Chester Castle where you can take in views of the River Dee. Visit the Grosvenor Museum en route to the impressive Chester Cathedral – there are some fantastic views from the top, enjoy the Cathedral Gardens before visiting the King Charles Tower and then Eastgate with its famous Eastgate Clock – one for the photo album. Discover the historic Roman Amphitheatre and Roman Gardens before enjoying Grosvenor Park and arriving at the Old Dee Bridge as it crosses the River Dee.

Roman Fortress

The city of Chester is packed with Roman history – explore the City Walls and take in the many historic sights of the Castra Dev (as the Romans called it), including the partly excavated Roman Amphitheatre.

Tick, tock, the Eastgate Clock

Installed in 1899, the impressive Eastgate Clock floats above the city and has become a well known and much photographed landmark of Chester.

Dee-Lights

The River Dee winds its way through the city, helping create a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. Enjoy a riverside walk or simply take some time to enjoy an opportunity to relax alongside the river in this lovely old Roman fortress city.

Also Nearby

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1EW

Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre

Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RE

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF