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Chirk to Chester

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

Departure Point:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 110.35 miles, 68 locks, 4 movable bridges and 4 tunnels. Which will take 8 days, 0 hours and 37 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Places of interest on the Chirk to Chester route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

Chirk Aqueduct & Viaduct
Bunbury Staircase Locks
Northgate Staircase Locks
Grindley Staircase lock
Swanley Marina
Colemere Country Park
Beeston Castle Wharf
Llangollen Canal Bridge 50
Grosvenor Park
Chester park
Ellesmere Mere
Bridge 4, Llangollen Canal
Beeston Iron Lock
Poveys Lock
Eastgate Clock
Breakout Chester
Whitchurch Marina
Chirk Tunnel
Willeymoor Lock

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

Telford's Warehouse
Dusty Miller
Lockgate Coffee House
Jaunty Goat Coffee
Willeymoor Lock Tavern
The Olde Barbridge Inn
The Old Harkers Arms
The Cheshire Cat
Ristorante Sergio
Upstairs at the Grill
Lockside Cafe
The Cellar
Castle Bistro
The Lock Keeper
Istanbul BBQ
Bar Lounge
The Cavern of the Curious Gnome

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Further reading and learning about the Chirk to Chester route


Related Nicholson Guide:
Four Counties & the Welsh Canals - Nicholson Guide No 4

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