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Fisher House

Fisher House, Chester

Fisher House is located on the main campus, comprising of 88 en suite rooms for B&B accommodation.

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Summary

  • 20th century buildings

Food and Drinks

  • English breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Introduction

The University of Chester is conveniently located a short walk away from the  city centre. Fisher House is located at the heart of the main campus and is the largest hall of residence. Each of the 88 rooms is equipped with ensuite facilities and guests will have access to a large communal area.

Bed linen and towels are provided as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are offered on a Bed & Breakfast or a Room Only (no breakfast) basis.

History to the present day

The University of Chester has been making history since 1839, when it was founded by such pioneers as the great 19th-century prime ministers, William Gladstone, the Earl of Derby and a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

It is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. Education degrees are now just a small part of the 130 course combinations on offer.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served from 8 - 9.00am in the newly refurbished Whites Dining Rooms which are a minute's walk from the accommodation. A variety of hot and cold breakfast items are available.

The Binks Brasserie opens between 8:30am and 5:00pm (Monday - Friday) for drinks and snacks. 

Chester City Centre boasts a wide variety of traditional and international restaurants, cafes and bars.  

Grounds and gardens

The main campus covers 30 acres on which a mixture of old and new buildings stand. There is a large sports field and a number of smaller landscaped areas which are tended by the University's own Grounds & Gardens staff. 

One of these areas is the award winning garden, which incorporates many historic elements of the Chester campus in Parkgate Road. Originally designed for the 2009 RHS Show at Tatton Park to celebrate the institution's 170th year, it has been re-built in the University grounds as a permanent Millennium Alumni Garden.

Resplendent with a stunning array of plants - from herbs such as chamomile, echinacea and thyme, to the fragrant flowers of the lavandula, and vibrant heuchera foliage- its theme ‘Let Knowledge Grow' is taken from a quote from Tennyson's poem In Memoriam, which appears in a stained glass window near the Chapel.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: The Conference Office, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, United Kingdom

Check in: From 2pm Check out: By 10am

Directions:

By Car: Chester is linked directly to the national motorway system via the M53.

The main campus is situated at the junction of Cheyney Road and Parkgate Road (A540), which is a continuation of Northgate Street leading out from the city centre. Access to the main car park is by the Exton Park entrance.

The postal code is CH1 4BJ for sat nav users.

By Rail: The University is twenty minutes' walk from Chester Railway Station, and a taxi will cost approximately £3.50. A free bus service runs at regular intervals between the Railway Station and Chester City Centre. The Campus is only ten minutes' walk from the city centre.