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Free Landmark Historic Properties: City Centre (Eastgate)

Tick 8.6

Roman Amphitheatre

0.3km
Little St John Street, Chester. CH1 1RE
Roman Amphitheatre, Chester
Roman Amphitheatre, Chester

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.

Features:

Free Entry, Picnic Area.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open at all times.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the south east of the city centre between Pepper Street and Vicar's Lane.

Getting There:

National Rail Chester railway station: 15 minutes walk.

Parking:

Parking available nearby - payment required.

Roman Amphitheatre, ChesterRoman Amphitheatre, Chester
Roman Amphitheatre, ChesterRoman Amphitheatre, Chester
Roman Amphitheatre, ChesterRoman Amphitheatre, Chester
Roman Amphitheatre, ChesterRoman Amphitheatre, Chester
Roman Amphitheatre, Little St John Street, Chester. CH1 1RE
Attraction Operator: English Heritage

Last Updated Wednesday 15 April 2020

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