Inland Waterways Engineers
Taylor's Boatyard, Upper Cambrian Road,
Chester. CH1 4FB


Tel: 01244 379922


buckby2Taylor's Boatyard and dry dock nestles just below Chester’s ancient city walls.

Our moorings are ideally situated for exploring the City.

The historic covered dry dock can accommodate two full length narrowboats.

Taylor’s boatyard with a history spanning back to 1795 is one of the oldest complete working canal side yards in the UK.  The present owners are immensely aware of the yards special heritage and sensitive to the vernacular of the canal side buildings and workshops intend to bring them back to their former glory.


If you're cruising the northern Shroppie, the ancient Roman City of Chester is a must to visit with your boat. A city with one of the richest histories in the country, full of wonderful shops, restaurants and bars. One of the most visited cities in Britain. You can cruise right through the city to Taylor’s Boatyard where there are secure moorings and a warm welcome. Situated only a few minutes walk away, via the high Roman walls, to the city centre and all it has to offer.