Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LA
The Guildhall was originally the Church of the Holy Trinity which has stood on this site since medieval times. In 1968 the lease of the building was acquired by the Freemen and Guilds of Chester for use as their Guildhall. Nowadays it is run commercially but still displays the ancient Banner of the Smith's Cutlers and Plumbers Guild, the Company Shields and Board of Officers, and other artefacts. It is still used today by the Freemen for their Council meetings, the AGM's of various Guilds, and other official functions. It is therefore not always accessible to the public. Continuing tours during opening times. A recent discovery is the tomb of Sir John Whitmore, a medieval knight.
From Chester Cross proceed west down Watergate Street towards the lights on the ringroad. The Guildhall is on the right hand side.
Cheshire West and Chester Council & Chester Civic Trust
Date last modified: 8th May 2014 at 11:06