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wp1
15-11-2009, 10:06
Off on our first ever trip with the new motorhome .
I can see from older posts that the roodee car park might be OK for overnighting at Chester .... is this still the case ? anyone now what the charge is .
Any other site close to the city center would be great also

thanks

jonsie
09-12-2009, 21:41
its called the little ruddee. the ruddee is the race course. we stayed there a couple of weeks ago there was seven or eight other motorhomes there with us. the cost is one pound fifty a night. BRILLIANT:)

Kontiki
09-12-2009, 21:57
It's actually called THE LITTLE ROODEE (http://www.chesterwalls.info/roodee.html) see this site for some excellent information on Chester. I'm originally from Chester but have lived just over the border at Wrexham for many years.

Did stay there once a couple of years ago as we had to take the MH we imported to the DVLA for them to check & issue the V5. I think that you have to pay & display the day rate INFO on CARPARK (http://www.chestertourist.com/littleroodee.htm) & it does say Campervan parking is allowed. There are a couple of park & ride just outside the city or there is parking at the Greyhound retail park (not sure if there is any time limit) not too far to walk into Chester.

Also found this info about parking over Christmas:-
Chester’s popular Free after 3 parking runs throughout the Christmas period and into the New Year. Parking in the Market Car Park (Princess Street), Gorse Stacks and St Anne’s Street car parks are free. Chester’s popular park and ride service will also be free after 5pm.

Chrissy
10-12-2009, 07:10
It's actually called THE LITTLE ROODEE (http://www.chesterwalls.info/roodee.html) INFO on CARPARK (http://www.chestertourist.com/littleroodee.htm) & it does say Campervan parking is allowed. There are a couple of park & ride just outside the city or there is parking at the Greyhound retail park (not sure if there is any time limit) not too far to walk into Chester.

Also found this info about parking over Christmas:-
Chester’s popular Free after 3 parking runs throughout the Christmas period and into the New Year. Parking in the Market Car Park (Princess Street), Gorse Stacks and St Anne’s Street car parks are free. Chester’s popular park and ride service will also be free after 5pm.

This is excellent - we were looking for somewhere to stay between Manchester and our Xmas pitch and this looks ideal for a couple of nights :)

Fanks

Basil
12-12-2009, 17:22
See
http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/forums/cheshire/443-chester.html

marzy
04-01-2010, 08:38
Stayed at The Little Roodee carpark Chester New Years day and night, two other vans parked up. What a great spot for visiting Chester. Still only £1.50 from 5 pm till 9pm.
What a cracking place Chester is, first visit , will be back. Wife loved the shopping, I loved the pubs. Brewery Tap not far from the car park had a great selection of ale. Nice walk aroung race course.(before pub}
I would like to thank this site for the info, I would not have had a clue this stop existed otherwise.
Cheers

marzy
04-01-2010, 08:40
Should be 9am
idiot!

boltonlad
04-01-2010, 17:17
Thanks for the info about this car park. We followed your directions and are now happily sat in the freezing cold keeping warm with the odd little nip.

For info of others - a local chap stopped me as I was going to the car park ticket machine.
He told me that the machines were broken (confirmed later by a waggon driver who went around a few of them) and that they had been broken for ages.

Also, there had been cut backs in the number of traffic wardens and that they never got down here these days - you see, there is a God!

So, my thanks again for the information and cheers!!

marzy
05-01-2010, 13:27
http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/marsy10/chester001.jpg
It was cold
http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/marsy10/chester003.jpg

My van is the baby one!

timtime
06-04-2010, 11:05
I have read elsewhere that Pat Collins Funfair will be based on the Little Roodee from the 29th April to May 8th. I would imagine that they set up and take down outside of these dates so the car park will be unavailable for longer.

Regards

Tim

0898holly
06-04-2010, 19:14
Is it this one?

53°11'4.23"N, 2°53'40.17"W

wildtime
06-04-2010, 21:41
Stayed at The Little Roodee carpark Chester New Years day and night, two other vans parked up. What a great spot for visiting Chester. Still only £1.50 from 5 pm till 9pm.
What a cracking place Chester is, first visit , will be back. Wife loved the shopping, I loved the pubs. Brewery Tap not far from the car park had a great selection of ale. Nice walk aroung race course.(before pub}
I would like to thank this site for the info, I would not have had a clue this stop existed otherwise.
Cheers
Can anyone confirm that Motorhomes larger than "baby ones" such as Coachbuilts are subject to a much heftier overnight charge of £4.90 x 2 = £ 9.80/night?

I quote the Chester Council website as follows: "Coaches/Lorries/Large Vehicles
Up to 3 hours £5.40
3-6 hours £7.80
Over 6 hours £9.80
Arrivals after 5pm £4.90

Large vehicles (up to 1.5 tonnes unladen) which exceed the size of a standard size marked parking bay must pay double charges. Overnight halt exit by 9am the next day".

The reference to 1.5 tonnes unladen would suggest that even Transit size conversions would incur a charge of £4.90 provided they fit inside one parking bay.

Any guidance on what actually applies would be helpful.

James


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