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#810197 - 24th Jul 2013 11:24am Chester advice please
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Hi all,

Want to take my parents to Chester for a day out either tomorrow or Friday. Where is the best place to park (I don't mind paying) and what's to do while we're there, NOT shopping!

Thanks

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#810200 - 24th Jul 2013 12:00pm Re: Chester advice please [Re: Zubee]
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Chester race course my have some events on.

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#810205 - 24th Jul 2013 12:17pm Re: Chester advice please [Re: Dilly]
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Park & ride would be easiest; parking in the city is very difficult. When I used the one at Boughton recently, I found I needed 2 in coin for the ticket, don't know if all the sites are the same; I guess the one at the Zoo would be the most convenient for you.
If the weather's good, a half-hour trip on the river is nice. Boats leave every half hour, on the hour and the half hour. You don't say how active your parents are, but a walk round all or some of the walls is good. Although it involves shops, strolling round the Rows, which I think are unique in this country, can be cooler than on the street.
Enjoy your trip.
http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/transport_and_roads/park_and_ride.aspx
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#810207 - 24th Jul 2013 12:28pm Re: Chester advice please [Re: Zubee]
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Best place to park in Chester is just under the Crowne Plaza Hotel, its a Pay & Displey 4hrs & over abt 5.00. Centrally located for everything Chester has to offer.The entrance is on St. Martin's Way.

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#810213 - 24th Jul 2013 1:08pm Re: Chester advice please [Re: OxtonHill]
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An alternative would be to go by train. If you do, buy Saveaway tickets: 4.80, which is cheaper than a day return at 6.05. You might even find time to squeeze in a free trip on the Mersey Ferries. Just means you can't travel on a weekday before 9.30am, no restriction on Saturday. There's a bus from Chester station to the city centre every few minutes, it costs 1 each way, but bus passes can be used.
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#810221 - 24th Jul 2013 1:42pm Re: Chester advice please [Re: chriskay]
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Really helpful, thanks guys smile

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#810628 - 25th Jul 2013 8:45pm Re: Chester advice please [Re: Zubee]
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Go down by the river where there are river boat rides really nice and pleasant atmosphere with lot's of benches to sit on smile







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#810662 - 25th Jul 2013 9:24pm Re: Chester advice please [Re: Zubee]
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You could have tea and scones on the river bank only about a fiver each

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#810736 - 26th Jul 2013 12:47am Re: Chester advice please [Re: workinclasshero]
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Originally Posted By: workinclasshero
You could have tea and scones on the river bank only about a fiver each


Bargain! Thanks, mum & dad will love that.

Katryn, thank you for the photos. The river cruise is a definite.

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#810755 - 26th Jul 2013 8:23am Re: Chester advice please [Re: Zubee]
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Hope you all have a great day and bring us all back a stick of rock. (Mint) x

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#810763 - 26th Jul 2013 9:01am Re: Chester advice please [Re: Dilly]
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Thank you Dilly, I'll try and remember the rock smile

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#810765 - 26th Jul 2013 9:10am Re: Chester advice please [Re: Zubee]
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Have a lovely day Zubee.
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#810957 - 26th Jul 2013 10:11pm Re: Chester advice please - Update [Re: missmoneypenny]
Zubee Offline

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Registered: 17th Jun 2012
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Loc: Wallasey
Hi all,

Had a really good day today with absolutely no shopping! Except when my dad cut his hand on the car door and we went to Boots for plasters and they called a first aider (Donna) to have a look at it. What lovely people they were.

Went for a walk along the river then on the cruise. Saw a heron smile. Went for lunch at the Boathouse and were able to sit outside in this grand weather. Food and service were great. Then for a stroll along part of the walls. Happy days!

Thanks for your posts and suggestions, big thanks to Chriskay for the link for the park & ride. I didn't know this existed and I can't recommend it highly enough. 2 return from Chester Zoo straight to Frodsham Street in the middle of town. Excellent and stress free.

smile


Edited by Zubee (26th Jul 2013 10:13pm)

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#810959 - 26th Jul 2013 10:27pm Re: Chester advice please - Update [Re: Zubee]
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Sounds as if you had a great day; glad you enjoyed it. Park & Ride is good, although I usually go by train myself. The shuttle bus from the station goes to Frodsham St. too and you can't get much more central.
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#811987 - 30th Jul 2013 8:50pm Re: Chester advice please - Update [Re: Zubee]
Katryn Offline
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Registered: 11th Jan 2010
Posts: 413
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: Zubee
Hi all,

Had a really good day today with absolutely no shopping! Except when my dad cut his hand on the car door and we went to Boots for plasters and they called a first aider (Donna) to have a look at it. What lovely people they were.

Went for a walk along the river then on the cruise. Saw a heron smile. Went for lunch at the Boathouse and were able to sit outside in this grand weather. Food and service were great. Then for a stroll along part of the walls. Happy days!

Thanks for your posts and suggestions, big thanks to Chriskay for the link for the park & ride. I didn't know this existed and I can't recommend it highly enough. 2 return from Chester Zoo straight to Frodsham Street in the middle of town. Excellent and stress free.

smile


Glad to hear you had a nice day out smile

Hope your dad's hand is alright now.


Edited by Katryn (30th Jul 2013 8:51pm)

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