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3. Chester City Walls Walk

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City walls walk

Chester's Walls form the most complete circuit of walls in Britain. They originate from Roman times although they have experienced a rich history since including Saxon and medieval rebuilding and extensions, Civil War conflict and Georgian elegance. By taking a walk on the walls, you are stepping in the footsteps of bygone defenders of the city and strolling on a promenade considered as being most fashionable in the 18th century.

The Walls form a remarkable 2 mile (3km) circular walk around the historic city. A walk around the complete circuit takes about an hour but may take longer (perhaps two hours or more) if you want to stop and take in the sights.

A stroll on the Walls can be an invigorating outdoor adventure. Not only can you encounter a host of historic features (such as the tower where King Charles is thought to have watched his forces defeated by Parliamentary troops in 1645), but also discover various vantage points with striking views across the city. There are also (from the Western Walls) spectacular panoramas across to the Clwydian Hills of North Wales.

Chester City Walls Address:
Tourist Information - Visit Chester & Cheshire
Chester Railway Station
1st Floor
West Wing Office
Station Road
Chester
CH1 3NT
England, UK
 
Chester City Walls Opening Times:
All year round, 1st January to 31st December 
 
Chester City Walls Admission:
Free 

T  +44 (0)1244 405600

F  +44 (0)1244 405601

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