The walls were first built by the Romans, with towers and gateways added over the years.
Bonewaldesthorne's Tower stands at the northwest corner of the city walls. It was first recorded in 1249, and in the following century became the gatehouse to the Water Tower.
Newgate, the busiest road gateway was built in 1938 to ease the traffic congestion in and out of the city, the medieval newgate is on the right of the new newgate!
Along the south west part of the wall you get a good view over the Roodee, Chester's racecourse, just outside the city.
I imagine there would be a crowd along here watching the finishing line.
Chester Castle is inside the walls. it is raised on a motte overlooking the River Dee.
And here is the river with the lovely old bridge crossing over to the city.
From the walls looking into the city these Terraces with their yards and privvies at the back looked good.
A little further on is a striking medieval-style timber house by W. H. Kelly, built more recently than some in 1881, which bears the legend from Proverbs in the Bible, "The Fear of the Lord is a Fountain of Life", said to be the inscription on an ancient coin found on the site.
The Roman Amphitheatre has been well laid out with some of the original walls uncovered giving the idea of the size and areas used for spectators and the 'shows' - gladiators, animal baiting and military training.
A great place to shop, eat, and enjoy the distinctive, original buildings and streets of a medieval fortified town.