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Walls of Chester, Chester

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A snaking structure built by the Romans in 70-80 CE, Walls of Chester survive as an imposing, ornate reminder of the city’s Latin past. Visitors and locals can stroll along the top of the wall, making a 3.2 km (2 mi) circuit of Chester’s medieval city and taking in several notable structures, including a number of towers and gates. Remember to be careful while exploring the wall as pieces have been known to break off on occasion. Using our online itinerary creator, Chester attractions like Walls of Chester can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited and walked around this house steric wall with two children and throughly enjoyed the walk. Beautiful scenery and Amphitheater. Take time to take in theses thousands year old wall. We apprec...  more »
  • Beautiful city Chester. Filled with lots of old buildings in the middle of the city. Walked the wall which was good and lots of historical data along the way. A great day out.  more »
  • A leisurely hour's stroll that will take you past the river, the racecourse, the city centre and the cathedral. Brilliant!  more »
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  • We stayed the night outside the city of Chester on our way to London from the Glasgow area. We were glad we did! The City Walls are old walls left over from when the Romans originally founded the city as a fortress. They go around most of the city and you get to walk along them! Walking around the city on the walls made for an enjoyable late-afternoon/early-evening walk with my wife. We were able to take nice pictures all around the city, especially at some of the highlights of the bridge, which include a giant clock and multiple archways. You can easily get up and down from the walls using stairs that are located at numerous points going around the city. I don't recall if there are ramps to get onto the walls. We noticed a few joggers/walkers making their rounds on the walls, which I think would be quite the nice run/jog.
  • Historically amazing walk through the ages of Chester, the timeline of buildings as the architecture changes, some not for the better,a walk round the walls is a must do! Oh and the small cafe, bottom of Bridge Street is cosy
  • Great exercise and great views of the historic city. And it's free, just provide your own legs
  • Plenty to see and a good way to become acquainted with the city in a relatively short time. Sometimes you're up on top of an actual wall, with a drop either side of you and sometimes it's just a road with the wall dropping off to a lower level at one side.
  • It's fun to walk on the narrow walls. Great way to get your bearings of the city.

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Chester is not only steeped in Roman history, but also packed with a wide range of modern lodging options. The selection of hotels runs the gamut from family-run operations to luxury big-name brands, known for offering spacious rooms upstairs and Michelin-rated cuisine downstairs. Most of Chester's finest hotels are located within the diminutive city center, which makes them an ideal base for exploring everything this urban area has to offer. A wider variety of less expensive options, including cozy B&Bs and traditional inns, is located a short walk from the town center.
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