Chester is perhaps most famous for its City Walls, which are the most complete circuit of Roman, Saxon, and Medieval walls in the UK and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Walls were originally built to defend Chester against enemies, but since the 1760s they’ve become a place for relaxing and socialising instead.
The Rows are a unique shopping feature of Chester radiating out along the city's four main streets from The High Cross. It's a system of first floor public walkways overlooking the street but built into each property. This gives access to a second row of shops and cafes above those at ground level.
Founded as a Benedictine abbey in 1092, Chester Cathedral has a rich and varied history, and as you’ll discover, a diverse and exciting future. They aim to embrace all sectors of the community whilst ensuring the survival of this magnificent cathedral for future generations.
The Church of St John the Baptist, Chester is a Grade I Listed building with the ruined remains of parts of the former chapels being a scheduled ancient monument. It is open for both services and sightseeing.
Grosvenor Park is a Grade II* registered, Green Flag Award winning public park located just outside the city of Chester’s historic walls overlooking the River Dee.
The Groves is a pleasant riverside promenade located between the City Walls, Grosvenor Park and the River Dee. Featuring a bandstand, suspension bridge to Queens Park, ice cream stalls, cafes, pubs, a pop up art gallery plus plenty of benches for a relaxing sit down.
The Grade II listed Chester High Cross stands at the centre of the city and is a popular meeting point. During the summer months Chester's town crier makes a midday proclamation from its steps. The cross is constructed in red sandstone. It consists of a crown surmounted by a finial with a ball on its top.
One of the Northwest's most historic active Swimming Pools, based in the heart of Chester. Come and experience a unique swim in a Grade II listed building.
The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, its art and silver heritage, and its natural history. Find out about life during the Roman military occupation and visit the Period House, with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s.
A pleasant narrow garden located beside the city walls linking the Amphitheatre to The Groves and River Dee. Containing many excavated remains from Roman Chester which had previously been displayed near The Water Tower.
Chester Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of the city at the Town Hall. Offering a range of local souvenirs which are perfect to take home as a reminder of your trip to 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.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Roman Britain. See the reconstructed granary, barracks, bath-house, taverna and market stalls that would have formed part of the fortress that was once home to the 5000 strong "brave and victorious" Twentieth Legion.
The Cheshire Military Museum, in Chester, tells the story of the Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century right through to the present day. Follow the exploits of the Regiments of Cheshire and their travels across the world during many great battles.
Stanley Palace is a unique Tudor building in the city centre and is a designated Grade II listed building. Owned by Chester City Council, it is managed by the charity Friends of Stanley Palace.