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Evening all Recently moved a bit further west so Chester is now my closest shopping centre/town. I've only braved it once and parked in the Grosvenor car park as I knew where it was, but knowing that shopping for more than an hour was going to cost me a fiver was hardly conducive to leisurely browsing (though neither, to be fair, was nap refusenik DD ).
Is there a better central car park or do I have to keep driving back to Warrington, where I can park easily for hours for a quid?
Almost everyone I know parks in Tesco. Even if you have to pay, it's only £1.50 per hour which is way cheaper than anywhere else. Queues can be bad at busy times.
If you're just nipping in for an hour you can park in Iceland (opposite Tesco). You have to spend £5 in the store to get an hour's free parking, but you only get an hour max. You can always get straight into Iceland car park, no matter how busy Chester is.
Yep park and rides at Boughton op Sainsburys and by the zoo so one of those should be ideal depending on which route you take. Not sure where cheapest parking is as such other than after 3?! I am very lazy and use Grosvenor, can't be bothered with faff of Tesco, loads of people do that and queues huge as result.
During the week my friend always parks in the rowing club carpark. It says it's for members only but apparently there's never anyone patrolling it and it's never locked. I've been too chicken to try it but if you have more guts than me it might be worth a try .
To get to it you have to go down past the amphitheatre and turn left down to the river.
If you get into Tesco before 10am it's not too bad during the week. I avoid it at the weekends and in the run-up to Christmas.
If you park in Tesco there's a shortcut through a tiny alleyway next to the sports shop just opposite Tesco and then in the back door of BHS that brings you out by Boots. Much quicker and easier than walking all the way up Frodsham St.
I won't have the balls to park in the rowing club. We live a couple of miles from Frodsham and I never shop there either as I can never find anywhere to park except car parks with strict signs about customer use only and I get The Fear
Might try p+r though sounds a bit fiddly with (massive ) buggy ... Weekdays after 3 is perfect as it will be post-nap and I avoid weekend shopping anyway.
You can park in Morrison's in Frodsham, no problem. There are no tickets or anything. Also can often find somewhere to park on the main street, especially during the week. Or there's Eddisbury square, which is free but gets busy.