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Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls

Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls


Enjoying a quiet riverside walk along the Dee? Walking along Chester’s infamous Roman walls? How about a little detour to also explore Chester Castle?

A stones throw away from the Welsh border and built in the 12th century, Agricola Tower was the first stone gateway to Chester Castle, which had been founded by William the Conqueror in 1070. The chapel of St Mary de Castro is on the first floor, where families can admire some exceptionally fine wall paintings from about 1240. Next, take a climb up the nearby stairs to the wall-walk, where families can appreciate the castle’s position within the city.

Additional information:
*Not suitable for wheelchair or pram users due to the number of narrow stairs.
*Suitable for older children.
*Open on select days.
*Few remains are left but its definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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