Tour Locations | Haunted Chester: A Spooky Stroll around the Roman-Walled City
Stop briefly here as you pass and you will see that the gate has a nameplate: The Anchorite Cell.
This 14th-century building has fascinated Cestrians, that is the people of Chester, for years and has often been reported to be a hotbed of poltergeist activity.
This building is now privately owned but, historically, it formed part of the grounds of St John's Church which we will visit shortly. There have been numerous stories about this place over the years — from ghostly figures in the grounds to noises and lights at night. It certainly looks like a spooky enclave. And this building links us into the next stage of our walk but first a clue: Cestrians know this place as The Hermitage.
Let's keep moving.
Bear left here and, instead of going under the suspension bridge, head to your left to catch a view of The Hermitage before you climb the steep steps ahead.