Roman Gardens

Pepper Street Chester Cheshire CH1 1DQ Tel: 01244 402 260

Opening Hours

Monday Dawn - Dusk
Tuesday Dawn - Dusk
Wednesday Dawn - Dusk
Thursday Dawn - Dusk
Friday Dawn - Dusk
Saturday Dawn - Dusk
Sunday Dawn - Dusk
Roman Gardens

Situated in Chester city centre at the foot of the River Dee, the Roman Gardens is a charming public park. Named after a collection of finely carved building fragments from the Roman legionary fortress of Deva. They include pieces from some of the most important military buildings, including the main baths and the legionary headquarters. None of the building fragments originally came from the site, since the Gardens lie just outside the Roman fortress.

The popular open air cinema season Moonlight Flicks has been hosted in the Roman Gardens since 2011.

There are a number of secure car parks located across the city centre. The nearest car park to the Roman Gardens is NCP Pepper Street (CH1 1DF), open Monday-Sunday 7am-11.00pm

Disabled parking is also available at this car park (blue badge holders, 4 hours free).

Access & Facilities
Roman Gardens is accessible for wheelchair users, and can be accessed without steps from Pepper Street.
If you have any access requirements, please do let us know by e-mailing or calling 01244 409 113, and we can try to ensure any provisions or assistance are in place.

There are no toilets in the Roman Gardens, but during Moonlight  Flicks open air cinema Storyhouse partners with restaurants in the garden’s vicinity to provide facilities.

Other Ways to Get Here
Park and Ride
Chester also has Park and Ride facilities at the following locations:
Boughton Heath (CH3 5QD); Sealand Road (CH1 4LQ); Upton (CH2 1EU); Wrexham Road (CH4 9DE).

The Park and Ride bus service runs every ten minutes at peak times and every 15 minutes off-peak. Adult return bus fare costs £2, with up to two accompanied children (under 16 years) travelling free. Alight at Frodsham Street. Please note that the Park and Ride facilities may not be appropriate for evening performances. To find out more about this service, including timetables, click here.

Chester Bus Station Interchange
Chester Bus Station Interchange is located on Gorse Stacks, a 10 minute walk from the Roman Gardens. A stop which serves many routes is a 30 second walk away on Pepper Street. For timetables, charges and routes, click here.

Chester Train Station (CH1 3NS)
Chester Train Station is a 20 minute walk from the Roman Gardens.
For directions and timetables, click here.