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Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
8.48km from Shropshire Union Canal
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is the place to go to learn about the history of Northwich and West Cheshire. It has a large collection covering the archaeology, architecture, and industries of Cheshire from prehistory to the present. Permanent displays include a Victorian workhouse schoolroom and the Board of Guardians boardroom.
9.87km from Shropshire Union Canal
Blakemere Village is home to a unique collective of independent shops and activities, including segway and award-winning Birds of Prey experiences, a craft workshop, children’s trails, plus food and drink outlets, all set in the heart of Cheshire. Take a stroll through the nearby woodlands, enjoy the free outdoor adventure playpark or choose many daily activities including segway or the awe-inspiring Birds of Prey experiences.
Lion Salt Works
10.57km from Shropshire Union Canal
A fascinating and fresh insight into the story of salt, brought to life with fun, interactive, and imaginative educational exhibits. Enjoy the 'subsiding house' and the thrill of theatrical lighting, sound, and film evoking the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site's huge salt-boiling pans. An exhibition in the former works office provides visitors with a brief survey of the history and workings of the plant which was closed down in 1986.
Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre
10.86km from Shropshire Union Canal
The Anderton Boat Lift is a two caisson lift lock near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in North West England. It provides a 50-foot (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. The structure is designated as a scheduled monument, and is included in the National Heritage List for England. It is one of only two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom; the other is the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre
11.03km from Shropshire Union Canal
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre is the only Shire Horse stud farm in the UK open to the public, with up to 30 shires to see during the stud season. As well as the fabulous Shire horses there is a selection of British animals and birdlife both wild and domesticated including rare breeds.
Marbury Country Park
11.7km from Shropshire Union Canal
Marbury Country Park is a country park in Cheshire, England. It lies in the heart of Northwich Community Woodlands, an integral part of the Mersey Forest. You can wander along the mere with splendid views over the water to the church at Great Budworth, or explore the arboretum and community orchard. Children will enjoy the play area, close to the picnic area.
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
12.95km from Shropshire Union Canal
Jodrell Bank Observatory lies 20 miles south of Manchester on the A535 between Junctions 17 and 18 of the M6 motorway. Jodrell Bank Observatory lies 20 miles south of Manchester on the A535 between Junctions 17 and 18 of the M6 motorway. The Discovery Centre is home to the iconic Lovell Telescope, built-in 1957 by Sir Bernard Lovell, the world's first fully steerable radio telescope which pioneered developments in radio astronomy.
13.14km from Shropshire Union Canal
Nantwich Museum is a local museum housed in the former public library in the town of Nantwich, Cheshire, northwest England, founded in 1980. The Museum has galleries telling the story of Nantwich through the ages: Roman salt making, Tudor Nantwich’s Great Fire, the Civil War and Battle of Nantwich (1644), and the more recent clock making, shoe and clothing industries.
Trent and Mersey Canal
14.6km from Shropshire Union Canal
The Trent & Mersey Canal was the country’s first long-distance canal. It is full of interesting features, which reflect its history. These include the Harecastle Tunnel, the lengthy lock flight known as ‘Heartbreak Hill’, and the traditional canal town of Shardlow. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and north of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.
15.51km from Shropshire Union Canal
Beeston was originally built as a bastion of power for the Earl Ranulf of Chester. As it’s a little-out-of the way, it was never a site of significant historical importance, but it’s steeped in persistent rumor – persuasive legends tell of the buried treasure of Richard II, who hid bags of gold somewhere on-site. The striking ruins of this 13th-century castle stand on a 500-foot high cliff of red sandstone, providing excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
15.72km from Shropshire Union Canal
Delamere Forest or Delamere Forest Park is a wood in the Cheshire West and Chester area of Cheshire, England, near the town of Frodsham. It includes 972 hectares (2,400 acres) of mixed deciduous and evergreen woodland, making it the largest area of woodland in Cheshire. The name means "forest of the lakes".
Rode Hall & Gardens
15.77km from Shropshire Union Canal
Rode Hall is a fine early 18th century country house set in a Repton landscape. It has been the home of the Wilbraham family since 1669 and the extensive grounds include a woodland garden. The formal garden terraces were designed by Nesfield in 1860. There is a large walled kitchen garden, growing many varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers; including world record gooseberries.
Arley Hall & Gardens
15.92km from Shropshire Union Canal
Arley Hall is a country house in the village of Arley, Cheshire, England. It is home to the owner, Viscount Ashbrook, and his family. The gardens at Arley Hall are set in scenic Cheshire countryside near Northwich, they originally date from 1743 when a walled garden was built and large pleasure gardens were laid out.
National Trust Little Moreton Hall
16.23km from Shropshire Union Canal
The National Trust's Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire, is an iconic Tudor manor house, moat and manicured knot garden. It is a superb example of a timber-framed moated house with rich ornamental panelling. A National Trust guidebook describes Little Moreton Hall as being "lifted straight from a fairy story, a gingerbread house". The house's top-heavy appearance, "like a stranded Noah's Ark", is due to the Long Gallery that runs the length of the south range's upper floor.
Astbury Mere Country Park
16.81km from Shropshire Union Canal
Astbury Mere Country Park occupies the site of a former sand quarry, just off Newcastle Road in Congleton, Cheshire. The Country Park and Visitors Centre attracts over 140,000 visitors a year. The 14 acre site includes a 3km all-weather path around the Mere, open space, extensive woodlands and wildflower meadow.
16.97km from Shropshire Union Canal
The Sandstone Trail is one of the finest and most popular long-distance walks in North West England. It offers 34 miles/55 kilometers of superb, unbroken walking over some of the finest countrysides in Cheshire and northern Shropshire. Much of the route follows the Mid Cheshire Ridge but in places, the trail also passes through the Cheshire Plain, including farmland, woodland, and canal towpaths.
17.66km from Shropshire Union Canal
Capesthorne Hall is a beautiful family-owned stately home that can be the exclusive venue for your dream wedding day. Set in 100 acres of the beautiful picturesque Cheshire countryside, this truly unique wedding venue overlooks three lakes and stunning formal gardens. Today the hall, chapel and grounds are privately owned by the Bromley-Davenport family. They are open to the public at advertised times and are used for special events.
17.71km from Shropshire Union Canal
Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates. A historical estate with a neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped Gardens, 1000 acres of deer park, a rare breed farm and medieval Old Hall. It is a popular visitor attraction and hosts over a hundred events annually. The estate is owned by the National Trust, who administers it jointly with Cheshire East Council. Since 1999, it has hosted North West England's annual Royal Horticultural Society flower show.
The Ice Cream Farm
19km from Shropshire Union Canal
It is the world's largest family-friendly ice cream parlour adventure park. Perfect for families, kids & toddlers Set in the picturesque location between Beeston and Peckforton Castle
Mow Cop Castle
19.14km from Shropshire Union Canal
Mow Cop Castle is a folly at Mow Cop in the civil parish of Odd Rode, Cheshire, England. The Castle was built as a summerhouse in 1754 for Randle Wilbraham I of Rode Hall. It was built to look like part of a castle of a bygone era and would have enhanced the view of the newly constructed Rode Hall some 3 miles away on the Cheshire side of the hill.
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Shropshire Union Canal
Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich CW10 0NA, UK
The Shropshire Union Canal is a charmingly rural and isolated waterway for much of its length. With stretches where there are no towns for miles. It runs from the edge of urban Wolverhampton through some of the most underpopulated areas of England to the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port, about sixty miles in all and taking a fairly leisurely four days to cruise.