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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151 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
No problems at all Would park here again in futureIan
We found the car park no problem .Unclear if we were in the correct place because of the car park signs within the car park.I asked in the hotel and they said the car park is nothing to do with them . Car parking space were few and far between but we managed to get one. It was very full! Apart from the uncertainty It was ideal for our needs.Steven
This is the first time I have used Your parking space and I would definitely recommend it. I was attending a graduation event on my own so knew the city centre was going to be very busy so needed to park close to the venue and this came up on google. Booking and paying for the space was very easy and the directions were very good, the only slight issue I had was when trying to amend the booking the night before to extend the booking time at both ends of the day I was unable to do this on line and customer services had closed by then so I had to send a message and on arrival at the car park I had to pay for the earlier hour as I hadn’t received confirmation of the changes by then and I didn’t want to risk getting a £100 fine. I was contacted by phone and email early in the afternoon to say my parking had been extended at the end of day though. This may have been a glitch in the system but I think you do need to be able to amend the booking on line at any point following the initial booking but other than that the process worked very well and I will definitely use again and would recommend it especially when visiting places you don’t know very well.Carole
Very easy to book would use againBhavna
Superb and very close to the stationAndrew
I knew of this parking facility previously but was not aware of a procedure for on-line booking. Once I realised that you could I found the system very easy to follow and it was Ideal to pre-book rather than have a "bag of coins" to have with me.Peter
Easy transaction and no problem parking. The only issue was the parking was only available from 3pm it would have been good to have arrived a bit earlier and not to worry about leaving the car.Steven
So more convenient to book a parking placeDavid