Historic Properties: City Centre (Eastgate)
Little St John Street, Chester. CH1 1RE
The Roman amphitheatre at Chester was the largest in Britain. Used for entertainment and military training, there have been two stone-built amphitheatres on the site.
The first included access to the upper tiers of seats via stairs on the rear wall, as at Pompeii, and had a small shrine next to its north entrance. The second provided seat access via vaulted stairways. The two buildings differed from each other and from all other British amphitheatres, underlining the importance of Roman Chester.
Free Entry, Picnic Area.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open at all times.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the south east of the city centre between Pepper Street and Vicar's Lane.
Chester railway station: 15 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Roman Amphitheatre, Little St John Street, Chester. CH1 1RE
Attraction Operator: English Heritage
Last Updated Wednesday 15 April 2020
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