Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, much of the Roman influence remains and Chester’s city walls are the most complete in Britain.
The old town of Chester provides a view of the city of Eastgate. It stands on the site of Roman Chester’s east gate. It was rebuilt in 1769, and its clock was added to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. King Charles Tower in the city wall now houses a Civil war Museum.
One of Chester’s most unique features is the two-tiered rows, of covered walkways and entrances to shops and other premises. The Rows are found in each of the four main streets of the city, nothing precisely similar exists anywhere else in the world.