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Useful Information on Chester

The information presented on these Chester pages is based on the Chester City Centre Street Map and Guide

The telephone dialling code for Chester is 01244.

CHESTER VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE, Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. Tel: 0845 647 7868 (24 hour recorded information service outside hours). Open Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm all year, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am-5pm. A complete tourist information service, including accommodation bookings and coach, theatre and concert tickets.

INFORMATION FOR THE DISABLED: DIAL House, Hamilton Place (B3). Tel: 345655. For help and advice on disabled access, parking and shopping. Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (Wednesday 10am-1pm). Caf� open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm. Toilets for the disabled are provided under the RADAR national key scheme and can be found at Princess Street (B3), the Bus Station (B2), Frodsham Street Car Park (C3), Union Street (E3), The Groves (D4), Pepper Street (C4), and Little Roodee Coach & Car Park (B6).

WEATHER: Weathercall for North-West England Tel: 0900 1311 495.

EMERGENCY: In an emergency dial 999. Police Station, Nicholas Street (Castle Esplanade) (B5). Tel: 350000. Accident and Emergency Department, Countess of Chester Hospital, Liverpool Road (B1). Tel: 365000. The hospital is about 1� miles north of the centre of Chester.

LIBRARIES: Public Library, Town Hall Square (B3). Tel: 312935. Open Monday & Thursday 9.30am-7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am- 5pm, Saturday 9.30am-1pm. Chester City Record Office, Town Hall (B3) Tel: 402110. Cheshire County Record Office, Duke Street (C5) Tel: 602574.

POST OFFICE: 2 St. John Street (C3). Tel: 08457 223344. Open Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm (Wednesday 9.30am-5.30pm).

FOREIGN EXCHANGE: American Express, 12 Watergate Street (B3) Tel: 312722. Thomas Cook, 47 Eastgate Street (C3) Tel: 340030.

BANKS: Barclays, 30 St. Werburgh Street (C3). Tel: 584838; Lloyds TSB, 8 Foregate Street (D3). Tel: 350014; Midland, 47 Eastgate Street (C3). Tel: 583800; NatWest, Eastgate Street (C3). Tel: 0151 3430000; Royal Bank of Scotland, 15 Foregate Street (D3). Tel: 350028.

YOUTH HOSTEL ASSOCIATION (YHA): Hough Green (off A6 about � mile). Members only, but you can join on arrival. Book-in 3pm-10.30pm. Caf� and shop. Tel: 680056.


For further information about Chester, including a free visitor pack, please contact the Chester Visitor Information Centre.


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