Eastgate and Eastgate Clock in Chester, Cheshire, England, stand on the site of the original entrance to the Roman fortress of Deva Victrix. It is a prominent landmark in the city of Chester and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.
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It's an interesting thing to see if you're in the area but not worth a special trip out to see just this
Awesome "England, stand on the site of the original entrance to the Roman fortress of Deva Victrix. It is a prominent landmark in the city of Chester and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben. The original gate was guarded by a timber tower which was replaced by a stone tower in the 2nd century, and this in turn was replaced probably in the 14th century. The present gateway dates from 1768 and is a three-arched sandstone structure which carries the walkway forming part of Chester city walls. In 1899 a clock was added to the top of the gateway to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria two years earlier. It is carried on openworkiron pylons, has a clock face on all four sides, and a copper ogee cupola. The clock was designed by the Chester architect John Douglas. The whole structure, gateway and clock, was designated as a Grade I listed building on 28 July 1955.[
Walked the City Wall. Really nice walk and you can exit the wall at different points. Signs stating what shop/amenities are at the bottom of the stairs. The river is a good place yo exit for a short while.
Very busy street and always plenty of people walking on the wall. The clock is very much the focal point of the street below as you can see it from quite a way down the street. Well worth a visit and would highly recommend the walk around the wall to get a closer look at the clock.
Chester is such a lovely place. Great walk along the city walls. A city that has a lot to offer.
This is a beautiful part of the town, renowned for its historic culture. There are tours and you couldn't go to a nicer place. I must say that there are a few beggars on the street all around Chester which is a bit annoying but people have to live don't they. I would say that you need a good few hours to get round most of the town and it's places.
This busy street has ornate Victorian and mock Tudor buildings, stylish shops and cafes. I love the window shopping in the unique timbered Rows. Buskers and mimes add colour and entertainment to the shopping experience. The ornamental Victorian clock sits on the city walls and is a great vantage point from which to view the street life. The steps leading up to it are steep, but there is easy access next to the cathedral, just a short walk away.
Monument and national icon of Chester. Great piece of engineering!
Eastgate and The Rows atmosphere is amazing. Love it. Highly recommended.
A beautiful historic feature. One of the most photographed spots in the uk. You haven’t visited chester unless you’ve seen it.
An iconic monument in Chester. A favourite spot for tourists. Part of the city walks walk. Great place to meet up you can't miss it.
2nd most photographed clock. Great place to head too
Always nice to visit Chester - 2facts you maybe didn't know -1. It's still legal to shoot a Welshman with a bow and arrow inside the city walls ! And 2. The clock on wall's has only 3 faces - the one that faces Wales is blank - because of the saying - wouldn't give them the time of day !
How photographed is the clock? If you are visiting Chester you must take a picture. Even living here I don't take it for granted. Get up on the walls and get close to the ironmongery, it's very impressive. A very photogenic tourist spot.