Chester Roman Gardens, Chester

Chester Roman Gardens, Chester (must see)

The Chester Roman Gardens are located near the River Dee to the southwest of the Chester Roman Amphitheatre. The gardens were built in 1949 with the purpose to display ruins from the Roman fortress of Deva.

The Gardens do, though, contain many fragments from the Deva Victrix Fortress built by Roman in 70 AD. Some of the most notable ruins are the columns. The largest column came from the Roman assembly hall. Many of the others were recovered from the exercise hall of the Roman bathhouse. There is also a reconstructed hypocaust of the bathhouse. The original Roman hypocaust can be seen at at 39 Bridge Street in the city center.

A remodeling project began in 2000. This project offered access to the river and informational panels for visitors. Three mosaics were designed for the garden by prominent mosaic artist Gary Drostle.

The Chester Roman Gardens are open daily from 9 AM to dusk. The walking paths are fully accessible. During the summer months, the gardens host an open-air cinema called Moonlight Flicks. There is no admission fee for entrance.

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Chester Roman Gardens on Map

Sight Name: Chester Roman Gardens
Sight Location: Chester, England (See walking tours in Chester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Chester, England

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