Chester Castle

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Chester Castle is a Norman stone motte and bailey fortress, founded by Hugh de Avranches, earl of Chester. Unfortunately all that is left of this large and important castle, are fragments of the 12th century inner bailey curtain wall, the Flag Tower and the original inner bailey gateway, the Agricola Tower. In the 18th century the remaining medieval buildings and towers, were levelled, to make way for a new barrack block and the Assize County Courts, with the car park giving the layout of the outer bailey. Many residents and visitors do not realise that they can still explore parts of Chester Castle free of charge as normally all you notice as you go by the area are the current Castle buildings built 1788-1822 by Thomas Harrison.

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Chester Castle is located in the city centre, off Castle Square. 41 miles south-west of Manchester, in the M56-M53. Nearest parking is in Grosvenor Street car park.

Admission

Opening times (Castle):

Never closes

Opening times (Agricola Tower, April - September):
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (Agricola Tower, October - March):
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prices (Castle and Agricola Tower):

Free

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Postal Address: Chester City Council, The Forum Buildings, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HS, UK
Phone: +44 1244 324 324

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