Ellesmere Port (originally Netherpool) is a large industrial town and port in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated on the south border of the Wirral Peninsula on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, which in turn gives access to the River Mersey, and to the north of the city of Chester. The town had a population of 64,100 as of the United Kingdom Census 2001.
The town is primarily industrial, being dominated by a Royal Dutch Shell oil refinery at Stanlow Refinery and a former Imperial Chemical Industries chemical works. The town is also home to the Vauxhall Motors car factory, where the General Motors Astra range of cars is produced. There are a number of tourist attractions: the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, the Blue Planet Aquarium and the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet which is owned by McArthurGlen Group.