Chester City Walls

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The Chester City Walls which date back to the Roman fortress of Deva Victrix are fortified walls situated around the city of Chester. The walls are the UK’s only defensive wall circuit that is still fully standing from its completion which is thought to have happened in the 13th century. They were built as a defensive structure by the Romans but have ceased to have a fortified purpose since the civil war and are now used for recreational purposes and nostalgia of what once was. The city walls have a walking distance of around 2 miles.

Getting there

The walls are hard to miss in chester, they surround the city and the city is built in and around them, you will see them a short walk away from all of Chesters major transport terminals.

Opening Times and Admission

You can walk around on the city walls, they stretch for around two miles and take in all the major parts of the wall including the gates, tower and clocks. You can walk the walls for free or pay for a guide from the visitor centre at Chester, this is advised if you want a deeper understanding of the history of the walls and the city.

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