Key to the City™, Chester.

The Roman City of Chester

The Eastgate Clock, Chester
The Eastgate Clock, Chester (Photo: Not So Big Media)

Famed for its historic City Walls and ancient Rows, Chester has its origins as a Roman fortress. Small and compact, you can pleasantly walk along the city streets and be quite happy simply observing the architecture of the old buildings.

With a real feel of the past, the beautiful city moulded in soft red sandstone and black and white timber frames, presents a chocolate box picture.

There's also the lure of Roman history where the Amphitheatre at Chester was the largest in Britain.

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The Lowdown on Chester

The High Cross, Chester
The High Cross, Chester

Information to get you started

Chester is a small and compact city and easy to get around. A working city, locals and tourists mix happily in the bustling streets. In this section we'll give you an outline of how the city works.

The Chester Story

Roman Amphitheatre, Chester
Roman Amphitheatre, Chester

Famous places and faces

Knowing the story of Chester will hopefully help you enjoy the city more. In this section we will dive into the past, including Chester's origins as a Roman fortress, and look at the people of Chester who made the city famous. More articles coming soon.

Chester Civic Pride

Bridge Street, Chester

Articles and news stories

This is our news and features section. In the coming months we hope to feature articles about Chester from local writers, bloggers and journalists. We hope that this will give visitors a better insight to the city.

Chester Amenities

Frodsham Street, Chester

Local facilities

In this section we'll look at what useful amenities are available including wifi, communication, media, health and safety.