For visitors seeking verdant greenspaces and a taste of ancient history, Chester has plenty to offer. Among the many sites around the city, is the Water Tower Gardens. An attractive area of parkland within the walls, the gardens are an important community hub and offer a wide range of activities and many points of interest.
Activities for all ages
The Water Tower Gardens features a phenomenal wooden play area for children, making it a firm family favourite for many who live and visit Chester regularly. However, the perfectly placed city centre park also has a community pavilion and a range of sporting facilities for all ages, including a putting area, a bowling green and even a tennis court.
A place of interest
The Water Tower Gardens and its surrounding area are included in a dedicated Conservation Area, and its tower and Roman Walls were designated Ancient Monuments by National Heritage and have a Grade I listed status for buildings dating to the 14th Century.
The Water Tower is believed to have served what was once a busy port of Chester, during Roman times. Well-maintained and with an evocative design, the tower is exceptionally photogenic, making it a favourite backdrop for visitors celebrating their Chester visit on social media channels.
The Gardens have five entrances, three of which offer wheelchair access. It opens at 10:00 am and closes at sunset.
When you next find yourself out and about in Chester, take in the ambience of the Water Tower Gardens and see what’s going on.