The 8th Roman Legion (Legio VIII) at the Chester Amphitheatre. (above)
Roman Weapons. (Above) A large crossbow (Ballista?) exhibited in the Chester Amphitheatre.
The Roman Emperor addressing the crowds at Chester. (above)
20th Roman Legion at Chester - (Legio XX Valeria Victrix) (above)
In summer Chester becomes host to 2 Roman Legions who descend on this roman city. Re-enactment groups set up camp in Chester to show us first hand what Roman life was like. Over the weekend there are many events including chariot racing on the racecourse, encampments at the Amphitheatre & behind the cathedral, gladiator battles and a march through the city centre. See our Roman Chester page. See also Roman Tours and Roman Living History Society