The 12th-century Agricola Tower was the first stone gateway to Chester Castle, which had been founded by William the Conqueror in 1070 in the south-west part of the city. On the first floor is the chapel of St Mary de Castro, which contains some exceptionally fine wall paintings from about 1240. By climbing the nearby stairs to the wall-walk, you can appreciate the castle's position within the city.
Dont Miss - Chester Castle Open Event Free Entry
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 October 11am-3pm each day
Come and join us for a rare opportunity to see inside Chester Castle.We will be bringing the story of the castle to life with our knowledgeable volunteers highlighting aspects of life as a Red Coat Soldier. You will also have the chance to view the interior of the Agricola Tower and Chapel.
Before You Go
Opening Times: Details of our seasonal events will be published here.
Parking: There are plenty of public car parks in the city centre, all within walking distance from the site. Charges apply.
Plan a Great Day Out
Combine your visit to Chester Castle with a trip to Chester Roman Amphitheatre, the largest of its kind in Britain.
For spectacular views head to Beeston Castle, one of the most dramatically sited fortresses in England. Once you've climbed the hill to the castle keep, reward yourself at the Sandstone Café, which offers a tempting range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.