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 Open Weekends 2022
Civil War Event: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022
Experience the sites, smells and sounds of the Civil War, within the historic setting of the city's castle. Meet our Cavaliers, craftsmen, cooks and historians.
Entrance through the county court car park, Grosvenor Street, Cheshire, CH1 2DN.
Before You Go
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.