Chester Castle opens this summer. From 20 July to 3 September visitors will be able to enter free of charge, wander around the site and experience the views.
Chester Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in 1070 and became the administrative centre of the Earldom of Chester. The Agricola Tower and Castle Walls are now in the care of English Heritage, who are supporting the Chester Castle Revealed project. A new pop up exhibition telling the fascinating story of the Castle which can be traced back to 907 AD will be available.
Visitors will be able to look around the 12th century Agricola Tower which will house a new pop up exhibition telling the fascinating story of the Castle, funded by the Earl of Chester Fund. Access will also be available to the first floor chapel of St. Mary de Castro, now the Regimental Chapel thanks to the permission of the Mercian Regiment.
Visitors will be able to purchase refreshments on site and participate in a programme of weekend activities. Details of the events programme will be announced shortly.