Planning your visit

Address: Canal Basin, Tower Wharf, Chester, CH1 4EZ View on Google map

Opening Times: Towpath is open everyday

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: There are toilets in the city centre

The Shropshire Union Canal and the River Dee both flow through the centre of the historic walled city of Chester. And it's at Chester Basin where they meet.

The medieval streets, magnificent cathedral and dramatic Roman amphitheatre are all memorable sights. The surrounding countryside is also stunning and ideal for exploring by bike.


Things to do and see

  • Cycling
  • Walking 
  • Sightseeing - there are several walking routes around the city, details available from the tourist information centre
  • Fishing

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

Several picnic benches in Chester Basin

Wildlife spotting:

The canalside is a lovely spot to sit and feed the ducks, swans, coots and moorhens


By car - there is plenty of parking in the city centre

By rail - Chester Station is a 5 minute walk to the nearest towpath on the Shropshire Union Canal. Then a further 10 minute stroll along the towpth to the basin

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