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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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  • Brilliant walk. This is two miles long. Great views of Chester. Even if you don' t like heights you'll be OK. Not too high up.  more »
  • Can't really say more than other recent reviewers have written. Superb way of seeing the city, lots of interesting sights to see and visit. Just after the Victorian Clock (going towards the river), st...  more »
  • Not sure what people were expecting, its a Roman Wall, its not a ride or amusements, its a stone artefact and its well preserved and very interesting that Romans would have walked along the ramparts. ...  more »
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  • 2 miles of an amazing walk! Really worth it! Many things to see and visit along the way
  • Wonderful city, so much history. Lots of good cafes, bars and restaurants for visitors. Great destination.
  • Built to house England's oldest Roman garrison the walls surround the entire city, The remains of the 4 gateways into Chester are still standing, a walk along the walls brings the history of Roman Chester alive.
  • A lovely walk on a nice day. Nice quaint little shops also.
  • 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.
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