Chester Town Crier

The tradition of Town Criers announcing proclamations to the public has been flourishing in Chester since the Middle Ages and nowadays is a key event in the city’s cultural calendar.

12-noon Tuesday-Saturday, June-August (11am on Race Days)

The High Cross, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1NP

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People from across the world flock to the High Cross in Chester – located where the four main Roman streets converge – in the summer to listen to his unique welcome to visitors in a multitude of languages and enjoy his distinctive style of street cabaret. Watch out you don’t end up in the stocks if you don’t mind your Ps and Qs!

The midday proclamations are a unique Chester attraction. Overseas visitors are greeted in their own languages, prizes are to be won, and the husbands of over-spending wives may volunteer them to be detained in the stocks. Proclamations are at 12 noon (11am on Race Days), Tuesday to Saturday, in June, July and August.


This is a FREE attraction.

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