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
4.8 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Chester
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156 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 wil also find plenty of options to dine and enjoy the vibrant cafe scene.
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.
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
Easy to find. Plenty of free spaces. Close to station. Fair price considering what can be charged for private car parks. I would definitely use again.Shirley
No mess, no fuss, straightforward and excellent!!!!!!Andrew
only problem is there is limited carpark space.Keith
only problem is there is limited carpark space.Keith
everything was great, but if my train was delayed, would I have been penalised ?Jeremy
Nice and secure parking. Go through the arc and parking is there. Loads of empty spaces when we arrived so really easy to park.Louise
Very convenient parking area. Near to Chester station and 10 minutes walk from city centre.Sue