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This is hidden away in a park close to the river Dee , the history that belies this monument is not... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2019
John M
Chester, United Kingdom
Worth the walk

Seek it out, its a bit off the beaten track and maybe neglected. But unique, no fanfares and glitz... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this in park over the bridge didn't know what it was but it looked interesting just read on trip adviser from other what it is shame it's not looked after a bit more

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank liz s
Reviewed June 12, 2019

My hosts in Chester walked the River Dee with me, explaining the game of 'conkers' as we passed under a chestnut tree, and pointing out the Roman Bridge crossing the river as we walked through the "dingle" parkway along the River. We came to a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

This is hidden away in a park close to the river Dee , the history that belies this monument is not well published and indeed unless you are a local you may find difficulty in locating this . For those visiting the city it is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Seek it out, its a bit off the beaten track and maybe neglected. But unique, no fanfares and glitz but the only one in the world still in its original location.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fatfool
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Roman History is one of my favourite pastimes, and I cannot believe how this rare and historical monument to the Roman Gods has been left to erode away, fully exposed to the elements. In a very few years it will be unrecognizable, so you are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elless_13
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Imagine our disappointment having spent £4 on the park and ride only to discover the shrine to Minerva looking, frankly, very old. No wonder the Roman Empire is in decline if it can’t even maintain its shrines to the goddess of defensive warfare and craftsmanship.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

My father took me to this park when I was growing up. There is now a children’s play area within the park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vacationgirl58
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Located just across the river in Handbridge this is the statue of Minerva who was the main worshipped goddess of old Deva. Worth a trip here for a glimpse of Roman history still in situ

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ropentastones
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Set in a small park, just across the river Dee bridge. Carved at the site of the Roman Quarry. A stunning small shrine carved into a boulder.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank JonathanW3493
Reviewed April 27, 2018

A very small walk over the Old Dee Bridge into Handbridge but well worth the slight effort to see this remnant of the past. My only concern is that it is relatively unprotected and could possibly fall victim to vandals in this day and age...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank _xpatviv
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