Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls

Chester Castle will be closed this Saturday 14th June due to volunteer availability. We will be open as normal on Sunday 16th June.

Free Entry

Open weekends, 11am-3pm April to October

Address:

Grosvenor Street , Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

Before You Go

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.

Chester Castle Events 2024

Exclusive Roof Top Tours

These tours are free of charge but must be booked in advance. Various dates available. For more information and to book click here

Soldiers and Citizens at Chester Castle Living History Event

Saturday 22nd June (10am- 4pm) and Sunday 23rd June (11am- 4pm)

Free entry- Donations appreciated.

As part of Chester Heritage Week, come and join us for our family friendly event, where we will be telling the stories of Chester Castle through the ages. Meet Medieval Knights, Civil War soldiers, Georgians and Jacobite's. Chat with our First World War soldiers and the home guard. There will be hands on activities, demonstrations and displays. Take the chance to visit our beautiful chapel complete with wall painitings and see the beautiful views of Chester from the top of the tower. 

We also have a number of other exciting events confirmed for Chester Castle this year with more information to follow.

Before You Go

Access:

Chester Castle will be open every weekend from 1st April- 31st October , 11am-2pm. Opening will be dependent on volunteer availability so there may be instances where we have to close. It may be possible to access the Castle outside of these days for group visits. Please contact FSWEnquiries@english-heritage.org.uk

On open days entry is via the law courts carpark. Our friendly team will be there to meet you. 

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.

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