Things to do in Cheshire cater for all ages and tastes. The county contains great family attractions like Gulliver’s World family theme park and Chester Zoo, and the historic city of Chester is itself a popular tourist destination with Roman museums, ancient city walls, a castle, cathedral, boat trips and year round festivals and events. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy a day in the Delamere Forest Park, and the impressive Chester Cathedral is one of the region’s most visited attractions.
Love designer fashion bargains? Head to Cheshire Oaks designer outlet near Chester for a fantastic choice of designer fashion clothing and gifts at discount prices. Cheshire is also home to one of the country’s most glamorous racecourses, Chester Racecourse situated right in the heart of the city centre.
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Tour the world famous Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and see the huge Lovell Telescope. Be awestruck by the vast Anderton Boat Lift built in 1875 which was used to transfer cargo boats a mammoth 50 feet between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal. From family fun farm parks to canals and National Waterways Museums, Cheshire is brimming with attractions and things to do.
Cheshire Parks, Estates & Gardens
Spectacular Cheshire parks, estates and gardens are numerous, and include one of the UK’s most complete estates – the stunning Tatton Park with 50 acres of landscaped gardens and on-site attractions including craft shops, tea rooms, playgrounds, a rare breed farm and year round events. From beautiful Lyme Park overlooking the Peak District to Arley Hall & Gardens at Northwich boasting some of the finest gardens in the UK, Cheshire is the home of magical garden estates.
Cheshire is where you’ll find gardens of distinction in the rich and flat landscape of the Cheshire Plains. Numerous award-winning and long-standing gardens feature in the region including the fantastic Victorian Biddulph Grange Garden created by famous Victorian gardener James Bateman. Other notably famous Cheshire Gardens include Arley Hall & Gardens, Ness Botanic Gardens overlooking the Dee Estuary, Mount Pleasant Gardens in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside and the charming rose garden and rhododendrons of Dunham Massey surrounded by a vast deer park.
Cheshire accommodation includes some of the finest hotels and guest houses outside of London. Discover award-winning hotels with Michelin Star restaurants in Chester city centre alongside chic modern riverside apartments and boutique guest houses. Stay in stylish farm Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the heart of the Cheshire countryside or opt for award-winning luxury B&Bs and apartments in chic Cheshire large towns like Macclesfield.
Cheshire’s mixed landscape of city, towns, villages and acres of beautiful countryside make for a great mix of accommodation from campsites and caravan parks to cosy cottages and budget B&Bs, luxurious country house hotels to city and town centre boutique boltholes – find your perfect Cheshire accommodation online now and book.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.