Visiting CWRS

CWRS faculty and wider team are based at Bache Hall on the outskirts of the City of Chester.

The history of the site goes back to pre-historic times, but the current site was built in the early 18th century as a gentleman's estate and continued in that form until 1902 when for 10 years it became Chester Golf Club with a 9-hole course.

We welcome you to visit us in Bache Hall, but we can also arrange to visit you at our Warrington site.

Planning your route to Bache Hall

The address of the building (for route planning purposes) is:

Bache Hall Estate
Countess Way
Chester CH2 1BR

Please click here for map and directions to Bache Hall.


Walking from the University of Chester's Exton Park Campus

Exit the campus via Exton Park. Cross the A540 at the Pelican Crossing, turn left and proceed along Parkgate Road to the roundabout. At the roundabout turn right and continue along Countess Way for 290 metres. Bache Hall is on your left, please cross the road with caution.

By Car

  • Exiting M53 at junction 12 (end of motorway) signposted Chester, A56 (W).
  • At the roundabout take the third exit signposted Chester, A56 (Warrington Road).
  • At the roundabout take the third exit signposted Upton A41 (Countess of Chester, Zoo).
  • After two sets of traffic lights at the roundabout take the first exit signposted NorthWales, Birkenhead A41, Chester A5116, M53, M56 (Countess of Chester).
  • At the light turn left on to A5116 Chester.
  • Continue along Liverpool Road via three sets and passing the Countess of Chester Hospital on your right.
  • At the roundabout take the third exit onto Countess Way signposted Hoylake, Queensferry A540, Blacon & Crematorium, Sealand Road Industrial & Retail Parks.
  • After 30 metres turn right into Bache Hall Estate via Valley Drive.

By Rail

Chester is well served by the railway network and has frequent, fast rail links to London and major cities in the UK.

Journey times are: London 2hrs 40mins, Birmingham 1hr 45mins, Manchester 1hr. A taxi will cost approximately £4. A free bus service runs at regular intervals between the Railway Station and Chester City Centre.

Most trains on the Chester to Liverpool line will stop at the Bache Railway Station which situated behind Morrison Store. Bache station is 5 minutes walk from Bache Hall, but is unmanned and has no disabled access.