How to Explore the Walled City of Chester

How to Explore the Walled City of Chester, Chester, England (B)

This post is one of a series of articles featuring some of the places I was familiar with whilst growing up in Cheshire, England. Indeed, the recent lockdown and subsequent international travel restrictions have given me the perfect opportunity to revisit some old haunts – and discover some new ones along the way. And, hopefully, if you’re visiting this corner of northwest England, you might be inclined to try them out, too!

As a kid growing up on the Wirral Peninsula, I always considered it a special treat to be taken out by my two aunts on a day trip to Chester. It usually involved a visit to the zoo followed by a gentle row along the River Dee in a hired boat. All finished off with a fish and chips takeaway before returning back home in time for the latest edition of The High Chaparral. 

Nowadays I’d probably skip the zoo. I still haven’t mastered rowing a boat in a straight line. And the High Chaparral has yet to make it on to Netflix. But Chester, a beautiful walled city originally founded by the Romans, is just as alluring as ever. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Explore the Walled City of Chester
Guide Location: England » Chester
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Eastgate Clock
  • BridgeGate
  • The weir
  • The Roodee Racecourse
  • Chester Castle
  • Bonewaldesthorne’s Tower
  • Telford’s Warehouse
  • King Charles Tower
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Newgate
  • Roman Garden
  • The Nine Houses
  • Edwardian bandstand
  • Snugburys
  • Cheshire Farm
  • The BoatHouse
  • Grosvenor Park
  • Queens Park Suspension Bridge
  • Bear & Billet
  • Brewery Tap
  • Three Old Arches
  • The Cavern Of The Curious Gnome
  • Watergate’s Bar
  • Ye Olde Custom House
  • Grosvenor Hotel
  • Dublin Packet
  • The Meadows