Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls

Chester Castle will be closed this Sunday 26th due to volunteer availability. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

Chester Castle in the Great War Living History Event 

Saturday 11th and 12th May- Medieval Mischief Weekend

11am- 4pm - Free Entry

Our volunteers will be telling the story of Chester castke during the medieval period. Meet our Knights, have a go at Archery and find out what life was like for civilians. We have lots of displays and demonstrations for all visitors. The Agricola Tower will be open and you can visit our newly opened rooftop area.

 

We also have a number of other exciting events confirmed for Chester Castle this year. See below for dates, with more details to follow. 

22nd and 23rd June - Multi Period 

14th and 15th September - Civil War

29th, 30th and 31st October - Torch Light Tour

30th November- Christmas at the Castle

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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