An obvious tourist attraction in Chester are the medieval town walls. Originally constructed by the Romans between 70 and 80AD when they built the fortress Deva Victrix, the walls have gone through various stages of re-construction and expansion throughout the years.
Following the Norman conquest the walls began to be extended to the west and south eventually forming a complete circuit of the medieval city by the mid-12th century. It was after the English Civil War they were developed for the purpose of leisure and recreation.
Almost 3km in it’s entirety, the walk on the walls offers up an array of beautiful sites and wonderful panoramic views of Chester.
There are many entrance points to the walls though an often recommended place for newcomers to start is at the Eastgate clock.