PostHeaderIcon The Walls

Chester is the only city in the UK with a complete circuit of city walls still, more or less, intact. The walls first appeared as the perimeter fortifications for the Roman fort. Modified by the Normans after the conquest to run down to the river and the port of Chester. They became a promenade for the well to do of Chester during the 18th century.
The amphitheatre, beyond the city walls was the largest such construction in the British Isles. Though little remains today it is a potent indication of how important this location was to the Romans.


Chester Photograph Galleries

Setting the Scene

Chester: The walls

Chester: The rows


Chester Zoo Gallery

Chester: River and Canal

More gallery information

Video presentation of a selection of gallery content

Useful Links

The official Chester tourist guide

The official Chester tourist site

Chester a virtual stroll around the walls

An information packed site about the heritage of Chester and guided walks

River boat trips and open top bus tours of Chester

River trips and open top bus tours of Chester

Chester wiki

More information about modern and historical Chester


Photo Blog Directory

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Photo Store

Chester photo store

Also take a look at...

link to ls-EYEWORKS

For more pictures go to

Polperro-a portrait

or take a look at our portrait of Polperro in Cornwall