Chester le Street is a large bustling market town which boasts great transport links including a train station offering local connections and cross-country train services. The northern end of Front Street used to be the start of the main route to Newcastle through Birtley and Gateshead, and eventually over the Tyne Bridge, however when the Gateshead-Newcastle Western Bypass of the A1 (M) was opened this road became much quieter. Car traffic is now banned from the northern part of Front Street and it is restricted to buses, cyclists and delivery vehicles for the local shops.
Chester le Street is also known as the home of the famous Durham County Cricket Club which also includes a rowing club. The cricket ground is occasionally used as a concert venue hosting big names such as Tom Jones and Jessie J. Chester Le Street is home to the famous Lumley Castle where King James once lived.
Chester le Street Park is particularly popular in the summer months with a large children’s play area and plenty of grassland for picnics and ball games. The Roman foundations of Concangis are located in the grounds of Chester le Street Park.
Chester Le Street has a market which takes place on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.