We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.



The Shropshire Union Canal and the River Dee both flow through the historic walled city of Chester. The medieval streets, magnificent cathedral and dramatic Roman amphitheatre are all memorable sights.

The famous ‘rows’ are covered first-floor walkways with shops off them, based in black-and-white-half-timbered buildings. They are the only structures of their kind in the world – so they make a unique place to do your shopping.

Chester Zoo makes a great family day out, with a whole array of wild animals from around the world.

Download our free guide to Chester and the surrounding canals

Download our free Welsh language guide to Chester and the surrounding canals