Romans in Chester, Chester
This sandstone pillar marked the centre of the Roman fortress. In Roman times Chester's main streets Via Principalis (now Watergate and Eastgate Streets), Via Decumana (now Northgate Street) and Via Praetoria (now Bridge Street) radiated from the cross to the main gates.
The foundations survive from the Roman tower which stood just inside the south-eastern corner of the legionary fortress. At the top of it there was probably a rock-hurling balista.
Several Roman column bases and masonry from Roman colonnade and underground heating system have been put on display in this small park.
There's a little park next to the city wall. There's remains of Roman columns here as well as a Roman heating system. It as one of my favourite parts of Chester actually.
The remains of the largest stone built Roman amphitheatre in Britain you will find next to Newgate. In Roman times there was space for 8000 spectators here.