How Chester’s Roman roots are evident today

The original Chester was established by the Romans in 79AD, as a fort called Deva Victrix, and the four major roads that run through the city follow Roman routes that were created around two thousand years ago. The fort was a huge building, bigger than any other in Britain, which has caused some experts to wonder whether the Romans intended Chester to be Roman Britain’s capital rather than London.

Civilians came to live around the fort in time and an amphitheatre was built in the 1st Century A