Romans in Chester, Chester

20 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Roman Gardens seen from Newgate
    Roman Gardens seen from Newgate
    by Airpunk
  • Roman Theatre, Chester
    Roman Theatre, Chester
    by Airpunk
  • Roman Theatre, Chester
    Roman Theatre, Chester
    by Airpunk
  • High Cross

    by sabsi Written May 7, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    High Cross, 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.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • iwys's Profile Photo

    Roman Angle Tower

    by iwys Updated Oct 13, 2006
    1 more image

    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.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Archeology

    Was this review helpful?

  • iwys's Profile Photo

    Roman Garden

    by iwys Written Oct 13, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    2 more images

    Several Roman column bases and masonry from Roman colonnade and underground heating system have been put on display in this small park.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Roman Gardens

    by sabsi Written May 7, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Roman Gardens

    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.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Roman Amphitheatre

    by sabsi Written May 7, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Roman Amphitheatre

    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.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Chester

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

68 travelers online now

Comments

View all Chester hotels