Venue and Accommodation

The conference will take place at the Parkgate Road Campus of the University of Chester (CH1 4BJ).

Public transport links to and around the city are good, with many sites, bars, restaurants and accommodation within a short walking distance.

The University’s main campus, including all conference rooms, have disabled access and are within easy reach of disabled toilets. If you have special requirements or concerns regarding access on campus, please contact the University of Chester’s Conference Office:

Car Parking

Parking is available for free for delegates on the Parkgate Road campus for the duration of the conference on a first-come, first-served basis. For those staying at Sumner House, it might be cheapest to park on campus and walk to the accommodation (9 minutes walk).

Details of parking elsewhere in and around Chester city centre can be found here.


The Parkgate Road campus is only a short distance from the city centre on foot.

There are many great ways to explore Chester by walking. Among these, you can walk from the Parkgate Road campus along the Ellesmere Canal, beside the River Dee, as well as along the famous Chester Rows and around the City Walls.

The Ellesmere Canal can be accessed from adjacent to the the Parkgate Road campus of the University of Chester at the intersection of Garden Lane and Cheyney Road.

The Millennium Greenway can be accessed from close by the Parkgate Road campus.


There are a range of cycle routes linking the Parkgate Road campus and the rest of Chester and its environs. Check out the maps and routes here.


Chester’s railway station is a short (c. 22 mins.) walk from the Parkgate Road campus.

There is no direct bus service between the Parkgate Campus to the railway station, but buses operate between the campus and the Chester Bus Interchange (Route 1) and between Chester Bus Interchange and the railway station (Route 40).


Chester Bus Interchange is a short (c. 15 mins.) walk from the Parkgate Road campus.

Bus routes and timetables can be accessed here.


Google map of Chester with Conference Venue

Download the campus map here.


There are many hotels and B&Bs around the city, all of which tend to be advertised on 

Chester is a popular tourist destination and therefore we would advise booking accomodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

In addition, you can book accommodation (on a room-only basis, i.e. no breakfast) at the centrally located University accommodation at Sumner House. Enter the promotion code “TAG2018” prior to checking availability.

Accommodation for disabled delegates: if you have special requirements regarding accommodation (i.e. wheelchair access), please contact the University of Chester’s Conference Office:

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