The Shropshire Union Canal, Chester (10), Cheshire. Location map
 
  View of a series of locks on the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester, Cheshire, England   The Shropshire Union Canal, Chester.

This section is near the north west corner of the city walls and shows a series of three locks dropping the canal to a much lower level.

You can see how high this canal is compared to the country beyond.

 

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  Scene showing two canal narrowboats negotiating a series of three locks on the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester, Cheshire, England   The Shropshire Union Canal, Chester.

Two canal narrowboats are negotiating the locks shown in the picture above. One boat is going up and the other is on it's way down. Two of these boats can just squeeze into a lock together.

The gates at the far end of the lock reach as high as the footbridge. The top of the gates at the near end of the lock can be seen in the foreground.

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  View of the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester, Cheshire, England   The Shropshire Union Canal, Chester.

This view of the canal is between the buildings which form the Mill Hotel which is where we stayed for the duration of our visit to Chester.

It is only a short walk from here into the city centre.

 

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