Chester’s heritage is arguably its most valuable asset. It makes the city a great place in which to live and work, and a wonderful place to visit. Whether you are a resident or a visitor you will find plenty to interest you in the Festival programme.
Please take full advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourselves in 2000 years of history and heritage.
Please note that many events must be booked in advance by calling 01244 972210
The Chester Tour: Guided Walks are daily from 20th July – 25th July, 10.30am and 2.00pm. An introduction to the city’s heritage led by a member of the Guild of Tour Guides. Meet you Guide in the Visitor Information Centre at the Town Hall for the start of the tour. The standard prices for walks lead by the Guild of Chester Tour Guides are; Adults £7, concessions £6, families £16. Please pay the Guide on arrival. Booking not necessary.
Sunday 23rd July 2017:
History of Chester’s Medieval Guilds
Who are the Freemen and Guilds? What did the Guilds do for Chester? Join one of today’s blue-gowned Guildsmen on a walking tour of the city centre to discover how it was influenced by the Guilds. Tour starts at 10.30am and is repeated at 2.00pm. Meet in Watergate Street, outside St Peter’s Church at The Cross. Booking essential.
A War-Torn Chester Parish
Presentation/talk by Anne Marie Curtis with a World War 1 theme. 2.30pm at St Werburgh’s Church, Grosvenor Park Road. Further self-running PowerPoint presentation and static displays to browse until 4.30pm. Booking not necessary.
Heritage Pub Quiz (with buffet)
Know your heritage? Join fellow quizers at The Cross Keys for a Heritage Pub Quiz and buffet. Teams not exceeding four players please. Tickets £7.50. Starts at 7pm. Booking essential.