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Accessibility

Chester is a historic city, which is most famous for its Roman history, the medieval ‘Rows’ (elevated walkways on the main shopping streets), Chester Racecourse, the River Dee, and its distinctive architecture including its famous black and white buildings.

Chester is perhaps most famous for its City Walls, which are the most complete circuit of Roman, Saxon, and Medieval walls in the UK and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The Walls have varying degrees of accessibility for disabled people, with many access points via either stepped, ramped or level access.

There are also steps within the Walls walkways (at Northgate, St Martins Way, Watergate, Bridgegate, Newgate, and Eastgate) which may present a barrier for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

To download a copy of Chester City Centre Access: A Guide for disabled people, please click.

For a complete guide to Accessible Chester – Disabled Holiday Information provide an excellent range of information and is designed to give visitors, whether they are wheelchair users or have other mobility issues, appropriate information to choose suitable accessible short breaks, holidays or days out, considering their disability and special needs.

DisabledGo provides online access guides in a great deal of detail to a huge range of venues.  Click for information on Chester.

Blue Badge Holders

Chester City Council has two parking areas dedicated to Blue Badge holders in Frodsham Street and Hamilton Place (four hour maximum stay). See a map of the car parks in Chester here.

In addition, Blue Badge Scheme holders may park free of charge for up to four hours on any City Council pay and display car park, with the exception of Trinity Street.

If you wish to stay longer than four hours, please purchase a pay and display ticket for the additional time and display the ticket next to your badge and clock.

Please ensure your badge and clock are clearly displayed in your vehicle.

For information about toilets, please see Chester City Centre Access: A guide for disabled people.

The map below shows the location of the access points onto the Walls and also other information which may be useful including location of car parking, public toilets, and pedestrianised streets.