The Castle complex is integral to strengthening this
distinctive part of the city. The complex is recognised as one of
great historic and architectural value and includes both remaining
parts of the medieval castle (dating back to 1070) and later
internationally renowned buildings and structures designed by
The significant historic and heritage assets include
the Inner Bailey, Napier and Colvin House, Agricola Tower, great
entrance gateway (Propylaeum), former Shire Hall (now the Crown
Courts) and military museum.
Considered as a whole, opportunities for an
exciting heritage visitor attraction and complementary commercial
activities will be supported. This will maximise the full potential
of this unique, historic setting.
Works to carefully refurbish the grade I-listed, wrought-iron
gates, on Castle Drive leading to the Castle area have already
been complete by Chester Renaissance in partnership with
Cheshire West and Chester Council.