• LOCATION 20 | Haunted Chester: A Spooky Stroll around the Roman-Walled City

    Roman Amphitheatre

    Stop here on the walkway with views over the amphitheatre below.

    The Romans came to Chester around 74 AD, establishing a garrison base they called "Deva Victrix." They remained for around 400 years, building the City Walls and making Chester one of the leading examples of urban Roman heritage in the UK. The amphitheatre was a hub of the Roman community, the spectators sitting in terraces while the gladiators fought in the pit that you can see below you. It was a place of bloodthirsty slaughter yet, according to our records, no ghostly Romans soldiers prowl this spot.

    Instead, turn round 180 degrees to gaze up at the fire-blackened facade of Dee House, a former Georgian convent school. Many people who stand on this spot have a bad feeling — it's as if we can sense something bad happened here. Hence regular sightings of shadowy figures in the windows on the upper floors despite the building having been left empty for many years.

    When you're ready, keeping the amphitheatre on your right, let's continue to the road ahead.

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Haunted Chester: A Spooky Stroll around the Roman-Walled City