Just the other side of the wall from the Roman garden is this lovely row of tiny timber and sandstone cottages built as almshouses in about 1650. And no you haven't miscounted - only six of the original nine survive! Take a little detour from your walk around the walls to see them.
This restaurant was tucked nicely away from the main streets and perfect for a hungry crowd of, well us!
Me and my eating habbits as usual had something to say about where we ate but I had a fab steak here and some garlic bread all served in an authentic, ambient surrounding with the italien chefs just behind us, two beautiful italien girls serving and a big guy, presumably Sergio watching carefully over everything. You got the feeling that if anything went wrong this would have things sorted pretty fast! Steak again as the favourite, served with the salad I said I didn't want (what's new) but it was cooked to my liking and pretty lean.
A clean plate says it all!
City wall walk
The city walls are made of red brick and not at all like the ones in York. Nevertheless, they are supposed to be the oldest in England still in use without many alterations. You can walk along most of them and get great views both of the river and the Welsh mountains to name but a few sights. They also run along the canal as seen in the picture.
A clock was added to the top of the gateway in 1899 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
It is mounted on iron pylons, and there is a clock face on all four sides with a copper ogee cupola.
The clock was designed by the Chester architect John Douglas.
The whole structure of the gateway and the clock, became a listed Grade 1 building on 28 July 1955.
The clock is very prominent; and is a very much photographed tourist attraction; It is sometimes difficult to get a good image of the clock, due to the narrowness of the wall that it is sitting above and the way the light hits the structure.
This was once the eastern gate to the old Roman city of Dewa. Today, it is a busy thoroughfare, lined with half-timbered houses. Where the walls cross over the street is an arch, built in the 18th century.
On top of the arch is a highly decorative clock, constructed there in 1897 to observe Queen VIctoria's Diamond Jubilee. This occasion marked 60 years since her accession to the royal throne. The clock still works, and is a masterpiece of Victorian-era mechanical engineering.