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A little tranquility only a few steps away from the bustling City.

The noise reduction and beauty of the canals surroundings make for a peaceful experience. Had a... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Little Sutton, United Kingdom
Beautiful Canal

The Chester Canal was beautiful even though it was cloudy after raining for several hours and cold... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Chester, City of Chester and West Cheshire CH99, Chester, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canal covers a wide area so it really depends where you are as to your experience. The canal by the Lock Keeper Pub going out of the city is poorly lit and takes you under the awful concrete flyover. Go in the other direction...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The noise reduction and beauty of the canals surroundings make for a peaceful experience. Had a busy week of hustle and bustle this is the place to go for a little bit of relaxation and me only time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carlstuartgillard
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We stayed at a hotel very near the canal, on City Road, and walked along the towpath a few times, back and forth into the city centre. Very few photo opportunities and mostly very unattractive surroundings.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The Chester Canal was beautiful even though it was cloudy after raining for several hours and cold and damp outside, We still enjoyed a walk along side it

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

A lovely Canal, and a lovely walking area, lovely views of the canal boats, floating by. Well worth a visit, if your in the area. Recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank malc1005
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a superb day out on a canal boat which is owned by the Old Mill Hotel in Chester. We travelled along the Shropshire Canal on a cruise for a couple of hours, first we were served soup and later an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We didnt realise there was a canal running through Chester so was quite pleased to stumble accross it during our exploring. Its a nice walk along side it, with a Waitrose at one end, and various pubs/restaurants and even a champagne bar. We did notice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jackinbox99
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Chester has a large Canal system running through the centre of town. The walk along the canal takes you past the historic walls and several towers. The canal has several pubs and restaurants along its banks. It is all very picturesque and it even has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We followed a stretch of the canal from the east wall and along the north. So far along the north wall we saw a lock with a boat preparing to go down it. Finding the nearest staircase off the wall we backtracked to the lock....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stainthorpem
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I have lived all my life in Chester but have only recently walked along the canal beyond the city centre. I was pleasantly surprised to discover how interesting and pretty the canal is around the Great Boughton area. There are several narrow locks in quick...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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