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A stylish canalside hotel near Chester with free parking, WiFi and heated pool On the banks of the Shropshire Union Canal, the Holiday Inn® Ellesmere Port/Cheshire Oaks hotel is only eight miles from Chester's historic city centre. Easy motorway access puts Liverpool and Manchester less than 30 minutes' drive away, and free secure parking is provided. Ellesmere Port train station is a mile from the hotel for rail links across the UK. The hotel offers nine canalside meeting rooms and event spaces. The largest suite is ideal for elegant wedding receptions of up to 220 guests. A dedicated Conference Host is happy to help with planning. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Families with kids are a short drive from close encounters with colourful marine life at the nearby Blue Planet Aquarium, and exotic land animals at Chester Zoo. Shoppers flock to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, only three miles from the hotel, for top brand clothes at wholesale prices. Guests can warm up for the day with a workout in the fitness centre and wind down with a swim in the heated pool. From full English breakfasts to sizzling steak dinners, Locks Restaurant offers great food with a waterside view, and the adjoining Locks Bar is a relaxing spot for a pint of ale or an after-work cocktail. At this family-friendly Ellesmere Port hotel, kids stay and eat free.
Modern 3 star hotel minutes from J5 of the M53. Located 8 miles from Chester. 11 miles from Liverpool & the Beatles Museum 7 miles from The Blue Planet Aquarium and 7 miles from Chester Zoo with Ellesmere Port only 5 miles away. Close to Cheshire Oaks Shopping Outlet. Free WiFi throughout, free parking & complimentary use of our leisure facilities. All rooms offer flatscreen TV with Freeview channels, tea/coffee making facilities, trouser press & hairdryer
Hotels in Ellesmere Port
South of the Wirral and on the banks of the Manchester ship canal you'll find Ellesmere Port, a sizeable town that attracts over seven million visitors each year. Book an Ellesmere Port hotel with us and discover why so many people flock to this bastion of boats, boutiques and bargains.
Arts and culture
The National Waterways Museum provides an escape to times gone by. Here, on the embankment, you'll find the town's museum and the largest canal boat collection in the world. You'll discover the warehouses, docks and locks, workers' cottages, sSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTIONs and a forge that were at the heart of such an important industry for the area. This historic location is perfect for a fun, interactive and educational experience. There are activities all year round including historic boat rallies and beer festivals.
Take a trip on a narrow boat for a different perspective on the area and be sure to look out for the wildlife, from swans, ducks and coots to moor hens, cormorants and kingfishers.
All manner of wild and exotic sea creatures are accessible at Blue Planet, one of the largest aquariums in the UK and home to over 100 living displays. Marvel at Europe's largest collection of sharks, as well as crocodiles from the Cayman Isles, piranhas, starfish and seahorses. There are a host of other attractions including an undersea walkway, pirate playground and coral cave. The centre is a fun visit for all the family and a great way to learn about ocean life.
For a relaxing couple of hours or so, the town's 20-screen cinema plays the latest blockbusters as well as a smattering of art-house and indie flicks.
Shopping in and around Ellesmere Port
If shopping is your thing then there are few better places to visit than Ellesmere Port. The Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is one of the largest in the UK, containing nearly 150 stores. And if that's not enough retail therapy for you, there's the Coliseum Retail Park next door which is home to many famous high street brands, coffee houses and restaurants.
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