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The walled city of Chester lies on the River Dee, not far from the border with Wales. Its long history dates back nearly 2,000 years to Roman times when it was founded as a fort. Chester is home to much medieval architecture, though some of its buildings are Victorian restorations with mock Tudor black-and-white facades.
Chester railway station is about a mile from the city centre. From the northeast or north-west, motorways heading Chester’s way are the M53 and M56. Londoners would get onto the M40.
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On-street parking is available, that is within walking distance of the railway station at locations such as Boughton, Brook Street and Charles Street. The duration is limited to one hour between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Mon-Sat, so they’re only of use for train station access during off-peak hours and Sundays.
The best options for parking at Chester Station are in off-street car parks or privately allocated spaces and driveways. This is all reservable through the handy JustPark app.
The open NCP Chester Station car park has 251 spaces and charges a flat fee for 1, 2 or 3 days or a week. Prices are reasonable as long as you’re looking for long-stay parking. You get 24 hours at £8.00, for example, and the fee for a whole week at £32.00 is even more economical.
For commuters, there are some great long-term parking deals to be had in the surrounding area by reserving private driveways and spaces. A few of them accept short-stay bookings as well.
Short-stay parking solutions near Chester Station include a car park at the nearby Queen Hotel (Best Western Premier) or the Brook Street car park a few minutes farther away. The latter is owned by Cheshire West & Chester Council.
There are six bus stops close to the railway station named S1 to S6. Two are in Station Road and the other four inside City Road nearby. A seventh bus stop labelled “A” is outside the station entrance. Arriva bus routes 1 (Wrexham), 3 and 4 go to the city centre from stops S3 and S4, as does the Chester City Rail Link (CRL) from outside the station for a small fee.
There are no free parking spaces for Blue Badge holders at Chester Railway Station. Disabled spaces are available in local private car parks. Council car parks in Chester allow up to four hours of parking without charge. One of these is on Frodsham Street, which is 11 minutes’ walk from the station.
Chester runs a Residents’ Parking Scheme (RPS), currently divided into Zones A to M. For non-residents, parking in these zones within hours of enforcement is limited to short stays of between ten minutes and an hour.
Drivers should assume parking restrictions apply on bank holidays in Chester unless signage says otherwise. Bank Holiday Mondays are likely to count as regular weekdays.
There are drop-off and pick-up spaces close to the railway station with 20-minute maximum waiting times. Two disabled bays for Blue Badge holders have more extended 30-minute restrictions.
You can’t go to Chester without admiring the architecture at locations such as Watergate Street and Lower Bridge Street. As well, there’s Chester Cathedral to see, Chester Zoo just north of the centre and the Dewa Roman Experience that takes you back in time to the city’s origins.