The Chester City Walls are an important piece of Chester’s
heritage being constructed over many 1000s of years. They form a
complete two kilometre circuit around the City Centre, providing
accessibility and a pleasant route to many heritage sites.
The development of the City Walls is in aid of ensuring a must
see visitor attraction. The Walls are open to everyone and their
usage and enjoyment will be enhanced for everyone’s benefit with
offerings of more to experience whilst linking different sections
of the city in time and place.
A £90,000 grant has been issued by English Heritage towards
repair and remedial work that began in 2009. This includes removing
vegetation from the Wall to restore it back to its former glory. A
recording system has been established for Wall movements
overtime using GPS technology to measure fixed points around the
Walls for consistent recording. The records will be significant
from an archaeological and structural point of view. Regular
inspections are being made to ensure the Walls remain
safe to use.
After the devastating collapse of a 30-metre section of the
Walls, repairs were made using as much of the existing masonry as