Clues To Go   -    Chester City Walls

The ancient city walls that surround Chester make for a great walk any time of year and the various features that you pass on the way span the city's history from roman times to the present day.

Along the way have been placed extremely informative plaques which provide many of the answers to this Clues To Go route.

This route is unfortunately not fully wheelchair accessable, due to the many steps built into the city walls.

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 10 minutes walk to the start of this route at Eastgate.

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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