Clues To Go    -    Chester Historical Centre

This route starts at the Cross in the centre of the city, where Bridgegate, Watergate, Northgate & Eastgate all meet. You then take a walk down each of these streets to identify the answers to the various questions.

On the way you visit the famous medieval shopping street called the Rows and also the cathedral grounds and finishing at the Eastgate clock on the city walls. The questions on this route are a little harder to answer than the ones on the Chester Walls route, as not so many relate to information plaques on the walls.

This route is wheelchair friendly, with no steps to negotiate.

The city of Chester is rich in archeological remains, from Roman times when it was known as Deva, through the  Dark Ages when vikings invaded in their long boats, onward to the Normans, who built the castle and then medieval times, when the famous 'Rows' were built and the town became a prosperous port and trading centre. Later came the industrial revolution which brought canals and the railway. All these periods of history are represented on this walk.

If you are visiting Chester in your car, there are several pay-&-display car parks in the town centre but you are probably better off using one of the park-&-ride car parks outside the city.

Coming by train, the station is on City Road outside the city walls but about 15 minutes walk to the start of this route at the old market cross.

Other things to do while you are in Chester include visiting the fine cathedral, the race course, the military museum or taking a boat trip on the river or canal.

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