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Map of Chester

The Northgate Pub - The Liverpool Arms The Water Tower Chester Cathedral Rufus Court Shops on Northgate Street The Abbey Gate The Kaleyard Gate (Pedestrian) The Northgate Arena Leisure Centre Upper Northgate Street The Cross www.chestermarket.com - Chester Market The Town Hall St Johns Church and Ruins Old Dee Bridge Boughton The Groves The Bridgegate Chester Race Course Grosvenor Shopping Centre The Watergate The Eastgate Clock King Charles Tower St Peters @ the cross Bonewaldesthorne's Tower Chester Railway Station St Werburgh Street Eastgate Street Watergate Street Bridge Street Northgate Street King Street Chester Castle Roman Strong Room Roman Amphitheatre Express By Holiday Inn Chester City FC Site of the old lead works Telfords Warehouse Pub - Click for more Information The Bull and Stirrup Pub - Click for more Information The Ship Victory Pub - Click for more Information The Chester Grosvenor Abbots Well Hotel Ye Olde Kings Head The Mill Hotel Abode Hotel Chester Blossoms Hotel The Crowne Plaza Hotel Chester Racecourse Hotel Stanley Palace Queen Hotel Little Roodee Coach/Car Park River Dee Grosvenor Street Handbridge Frodsham Street Car Park Tesco Car Park Gorse Stacks Car Park Browns Yard Car Park St Anne Street (Brook Street) Car Park Chester Station Car Park Pepper Street Car Park Garden Lane Car Park Northgate Arena Car Park Chester Suburb of Hoole City Road Disabled Parking Hamilton Street Parking in Frodsham Street Parking at Brown's Yard Chester Visitor Centre

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Hotels in the City Centre

Hotels The Chester Grosvenor Eastgate Chester CH1 1LT    Click here to Book Online with Laterooms.com
Hotels Blossoms Hotel St John Street Chester CH1 1HL    Click here to Book Online with Laterooms.com
Hotels Crowne Plaza Trinity Street Chester CH1 2BD     Click here to Book Online with Laterooms.com
Hotels Express By Holiday Inn, Chester Race Course, Chester, CH1 2LY    Click here to Book Online with Laterooms.com

Parking in the City Centre

Crewe Street Car Park has closed
The upper part of Gorse Stacks Car Park is currently closed May 2014

Parking Racecourse 500 Spaces Pay on Entry
Parking Watergate (Crane Street) 128 Spaces Pay & Display (restricted height)
Parking Trinity Street 148 Spaces Pay & Display
Parking Garden Lane 126 Spaces Pay & Display
Parking This Car Park is Free after 3pm St Anne Street (Brook Street) Street 137 Spaces Pay & Display
Parking Chester Station
Parking This Car Park is Free after 3pm Gorse Stacks 312 Spaces Pay & Display (restricted height)
Parking Tesco Supermarket 550 Pay on Exit
Parking NCP Parking Browns Yard NCP 60 Spaces Pay on Exit (24 Hours Unrestricted Height)
ParkingBlue Badge Parking Frodsham Street Spaces 82 Pay & Display
Parking NCP Parking Pepper Street NCP Spaces 288 Pay on Exit
Parking Northgate Arena Spaces 210 Pay on Exit
Parking This Car Park is Free after 3pm Market (Princess Street) Car Park Pay and Display (Restricted to car height, Pay on Foot, 1.9m Locked 11:30pm to 6:30am)
Parking Cuppin Street Short Stay Pay and Display Car Park
Parking Newgate Street Car Park
Parking Little Roodee Car and Coach Park (Unrestricted Height, Locked at Night)

Coach Drop Off Points
There are three coach drop off points in the City Centre.
1 - Junction of Northgate Street and Princess Street outside the old Odean Cinema
2 - Grosvenor Street
3 - Foregate Street outside of Argos

Blue Badge Parking
Blue Badge Parking Hamilton Place CH1 2BG 9 Spaces Free 4 hour parking for Blue Badge holders
Blue Badge Parking Frodsham Street 82 Spaces

Private Car Parks
Private Car Parks Linnenhall Car Park 250+ Spaces New Crane Street CH1 2LP
Private Car Parks New! Pay and Display 50 Spaces Canal Street Chester CH1 4EJ

Free Parking After 3pm


Free after 3pm scheme includes Gorse Stacks, Brook Street and Market Car Parks. The Scheme operates 7 Days a Week

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Sat Nav

Park and Ride Post Codes for Sat Nav
Boughton Heath CH3 5QD
Sealand Road CH1 4LQ
Upton CH2 1LH
Wrexham Road CH4 9DE

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NCP Car Park Information
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Lost Property

0300 123 7024

Car / Coach Parking


The Little Roodee Coach / Car Park
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Motorhome Parking


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Park and Ride Locations

English over 60's bus passes may be used with restrictions

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Park and Ride Wrexham Road Park and Ride Boughton Heath Park and Ride Sealand Road Park and Ride Upton

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More Information


http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/transport_and_roads.aspx
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A map of the City of Chester (Roman name Deva), which is located in the northwest of England on the border of England and Wales. The Romans founded the city in 43AD by the second legion, at the lowest bridgeable point in a defensive bend in the River Dee.
The Romans first constructed a wooden and earth fortress to house the invading legion. The fortress was then replaced by a fortress built out of the local sandstone. Parts of the original fortress wall and ditch can still be seen in places. The Romans occupied the fortress to subdue Wales, Northern England and possibly Ireland until the fifth century. After the Romans left the fortress went into decline and much of the stone was robbed for Saxon buildings. The walls were extended in Saxon times, to increase the area of protection and also because the River Dee was retreating.
In 875 the remains of St Werburgh were transferred to the City from Hanbury for safe keeping when the Danish invasions started. A shrine was built to house the remains and the City became a place of pilgrimage.
In Norman times a castle was added on a sand stone hill in the south west of area inside the walls. A Norman Abbey was founded in the northwest of the City.
Chester because a busy port again in medieval times. The Water Tower and Spur Wall were added to keep watch over the port of Chester. The City retained some of the Roman street plan e.g. Northgate Street, Eastgate Street, Watergate Street, Bridge Street. The Old Dee Bridge was constructed of local sandstone to the south of the city.

The Kateyard Gate was added to allow the monks access to the kale plants growing outside the walls.
In the 16th Century the River Dee began to silt up and ships could no longer reach the port. The development of the City was frozen as trade switched to other ports like Liverpool. The area recovered from the River was used for horse racing. Today it is the oldest racecourse in the country. The Abbey was closed and became a Cathedral. It retained is cloisters, but the Werburgh shrine was smashed up. The Abbey Gateway was retained and is visible today.
During the English Civil war the City was on the side of the king. After the Battle of Rowton Moor in 1645 the city was under siege. The walls and city were pounded by cannon and grenades. When it surrendered the High Cross was taken down and hidden, churches were damaged.

In the eighteenth Century the four medieval gateways Northgate, Watergate. Bridgegate, Eastgate were pulled down and replaced by arches to allow more traffic into the city. The Shropshire Union canal was added, which used in places the Roman defensive fortress ditch.
The Grosvenor Bridge was added, and it the time was the longest single span bridge in the world. Industrial areas and domestic housing sprang up outside the city walls. All of Chester Castle was demolished apart from the keep and rebuilt. The Castle gateway was rebuilt in the Greek style.

In the 1960's the Victorian Market Hall was demolished and replaced.
The High Cross was restored to its original position only in the 1970's.
In the 1980's and 1990's parts of the city centre were pedestrianised.
After the millennium the Roman Gardens were re-modelled. And the Roman Amphitheatre was re-excavated.

 

Mail Order Maps from Chester City Council Chester Tourism
Chester City Council stock a wide range of saleable maps and guides to help you enjoy your visit to the historic city and get the most out of your stay. Chester is also the ideal touring base, perfect for exploring North Wales and Wirral and the County towns of Cheshire and we stock several titles on these areas.
All maps and guides are despatched by 1st class return post to ensure a fast, efficient service.

Other Chester Guides

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