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.
- Sightseeing - there are several walking routes around the city, details available from the tourist information centre
Places to eat:
Several picnic benches in Chester Basin
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