Romans in Chester, Chester

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    Roman Theatre, Chester
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    Roman Gardens, Chester
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    Romans in the Ruins

    by DrewV Written Aug 6, 2003
    Pay attention, kids!

    If you chance it right, you might run into a real-life Roman at the ruins! Well, maybe not, but you'll find an Englishman dressed as a gladiator explaning Roman culture to a pack of schoolkids. Chester's ruins are a popular field trip destination, and why not? When I was a kid, we went to Memphis (Tennessee) for a field trip and despite local propoganda, that town was not founded by ancient Egyptians. So, go to Chester and talk to a Gladiator!

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  • Roman Amphitheatre

    by sabsi Written May 7, 2003

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    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.

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  • Roman Gardens

    by sabsi Written May 7, 2003

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    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.

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    Roman Garden

    by iwys Written Oct 13, 2006

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

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    Roman Angle Tower

    by iwys Updated Oct 13, 2006
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    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.

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