Information about Parking in Chester
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Chester is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. With a population of 100,000, this small city has a lot to offer: a rich history, natural beauty, shops, bars, restaurants and an array of activities.
Boasting a unique atmosphere, Chester is also considered one of Britain's greatest heritage cities.
The city is home to the most complete City Walls in Britain dating from the Roman occupation 2,000 years ago.
The unique 700-year-old Rows are home to both independent and high street names offering an unforgettable shopping experience.
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Chester Parking Statistics
4.6 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Chester
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201 parking spaces
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Parking in Chester
Parking in Chester can sometimes be tricky. Many central streets have restricted parking conditions, with resident parking zones in place.
Park and ride
Chester has four at Park and Ride locations:
- Boughton Heath (off the A41 Whitchurch Road - nearest postcode CH3 5QD)
- Sealand Road (on the A548 opposite the car dealerships - nearest postcode CH1 4LD)
- Upton (Zoo - nearest postcode CH2 4BB)
- Wrexham Road (off the A483 opposite Chester Business Park - nearest postcode CH4 9QD)
Chester Racecourse Car Park
A good option for cheap all-day parking is the Chester Racecourse Car Park. It is a short walk from the city centre, and on non-race days you can pay just £4.50 for whole day parking.
Free parking in Chester Racecourse is also available on selected Sundays. Check the Visit Cheshire website for up to date information.
Tesco Chester Parking
Tesco offers a multi-storey carpark above the store with 500 spaces. Subject to a minimum spend for up to 3 hours of free parking.
Alternatively, you can browse the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term car parks throughout Chester, including driveways and private garages.
Parking in Central Chester
Below are a number of options for those looking to park in the city centre:
Chester's Market Car Park
Open from 6.30am to 11.30pm it offers 625 spaces making it easy to find a spot even during busy weekend periods
Grosvenor Shopping Centre
The Grosvenor Shopping Centre is a good option for those on a shopping spree:
- Up to one hour - £2.80
- Up to two hours - £5.20
- Up to three hours - £7.80
- Three to 24 hours - £10
Chester Railway Station
Just down the road from the station itself. It is a 24-hour car park costs £8 for one day, £16 for two days, £24 for three days or you can get a one week pass for £32.
Other options include
- Market Place Car Park: from £2.50 per hour
- Frodsham Street Car Park: £1.50 per hour
- Trinity Street Car Park: from £3 per hour
- Brook Street Car Park: from £1 per hour up to £5 over six hours
Visit the Council website for a full list of carparks available.
YourParkingSpace offers long-term and short-term off-street parking in Chester City Centre. Download our free app for iOS and Apple and browse through our options.
Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain.
The city also boasts a 1000-year-old Cathedral and the only 700-year-old Rows galleries shopping arcade.
You will also find plenty of options to dine and enjoy the vibrant cafe scene.
Train: There are inward services from London, Scotland, Derby, Birmingham and the West Midlands.
To travel to other parts of Chester & Cheshire, visit the Cheshire by Train website.
Bus: Cheshire is well served by local bus services.
Chester has its own City Centre Bus which picks up and drops off at the Railway Station, New Bus Interchange and Foregate Street stop AA. This bus is charged at £1 each way.
Disabled Parking in Chester
Blue Badge holders can stay in disabled bays across Chester for four hours unless the car park advises otherwise.
Remember to always look at the signs in each car park and display your badge.
If you're looking for a car park in the city centre, check out the Frodsham Street car park.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Chester, including stations at the Holiday Inn Express - Chester Racecourse and The Mill Hotel.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Many of the city’s carparks offer a discounted rate for arrivals after 6pm, including:
- Market Place Car Park: £2
- Trinity Street Car Park: £1.50
Getting late and struggling to find car parking in Chester? There’s no need to worry! YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours a day.
Is there free parking in Chester after 3pm in council-run car parks?
No, this scheme has been axed.
Where can I find a Chester map or visitor guide?
You can download them here.
What are the most popular hotels in Chester?
Popular options include the Crown Plaza Chester and the Travelodge Chester
Is the Queens Hotel in Chester haunted?
Legend says that a ghost of a little girl lives at the hotel...
Is there a Primark in Chester?
Yes, it is located at 52-60 Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HAc
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Latest Chester parking reviews
Brilliant idea. Easy to book a space. Would highly recommendLynn D
Fantastic car park for a weekend awayLaura
Hotel was lovely. Friendly and very helpful staff Location fantastic Parking was easy and reliableTracey
When I first booked and looked at the photos of the parking and reading the reviews it looked and sounded a little confusing but once arrived there it is straight forward and very easy . There is two entrances one at the front of the Queen hotel where you drive through the old horse and carriage arch way and one at the rear of the hotel both are accessible 24hours . I arrived mid week and stayed for two nights and there was always plenty of spaces but this could change weekly and could depend on the time of year as this car park is also used for train travellers as it approx 3mins walk from the station . The car park is covered by cameras and the parking spaces seem fairly wide . Walking into the city centre takes approx 15mins as you have to cross a couple of main roads . If you turn up on the day and pay you will find that you will pay more than booking in advance approx £2.50 every 24hours . There are other 24hours parking sites down the road but not sure how secure they are and also there are slightly further away from the hotel , train station and the city centre but the price is approx £6.50 for 24hours . If you stay at the hotel when you check in just mention that you have parked in the car park and then either say you have paid in advance which they will know or register your car with the front desk and then pay on check out. Over all a very easy experience giving you the easy access to the city , train station , hotels and the sense of security . Would highly recommend this so a five star ratingMichael
Fantastic car park a few steps up to reception, easy to find...recommended.John
Easy to find the car park and the space, relatively secure. No fuss booking and parking. I would use again.Ruth
Needs the postcode to link to the car park and clearer signage. The postcode tried to take me to a different road and to the back of the car park where there was no access and then I drove past the entrance because the sign said market car park and the larger linen hall car park sign was surrounded by leaves. Due to all the roadworks and road closures and not having a clue where I was this was pretty stressful!!! Nevertheless we got there in the end and Chester was amazing. Shame we couldn’t stay longer!Miriam
Great hassle free parking will defiantly be using this service again.Murray
Not directed very wellHeather