Boasting the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, the most complete city walls at almost 2 miles long, and a 1000 year old Cathedral, Chester is packed full of ‘must see’ history and heritage.
Founded as a Benedictine abbey in 1092, Chester Cathedral sits proudly in the heart of the city centre. Climb the central tower on a guided Tower Tour, and see one city, two countries and five counties from the top.
In Roman footsteps
Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre was once the largest in Britain and was used for entertainment and military training. Today, visit the remains where you may bump into a Roman solider or two …
Unique to the city, and brimming with character, experience the sights and sounds of The Rows’ quirky two-tiered shopping galleries. Home to a haven of independent boutique shops, cafes and coffee shops, don’t miss it!
The Rows are unique to Chester, and one of the most treasured attractions in the city. Experience shopping like never before, in two- tiered galleries, with 13th century foundations and Victorian facades. Originally built with stone undercrofts and timber buildings, around 20 of the undercrofts are still visible today.
Walk the walls of this compact city, the oldest, longest and most complete city walls in Britain. Take in over 2000 years of history as you pass the ancient Cathedral and Roman Amphitheatre which dates back to the 1st century, all within easy walking distance.