Top 86 attractions you must visit in Cheshire
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Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.
Attractions in Cheshire
The Roman Gardens at Chester stand to the south east of the city, just outside the city walls near the Newgate and Chester Roman Amphitheatre. Named after a collection of finely carved building fragments from the Roman legionary fortress of Deva. They include pieces from some of the most important military buildings, including the main baths and the legionary headquarters. None of the building fragments originally came from the site, since the Gardens lie just outside the Roman fortress.
Cholmondeley Castle is a country house in the civil parish of Cholmondeley, Cheshire, England. Together with its adjacent formal gardens, it is surrounded by parkland. Nestled within historic parkland our 70acres of beautiful gardens offer magnificent displays through the seasons and are filled with color and botanical delights.
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.
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".
The Dewa Roman Experience celebrates the city of Chester’s heritage as the Roman town of Dewa. Dewa was one of the largest Roman towns in Britain and home to the 20th legion. You can see exhibits of a Roman galley and walk through reconstructed streets of Roman Chester taking in a Roman barracks, a bath-house, granary, taverna and market stalls.
Dunham Massey’s deer park covers an area of 192.7 acres and features formal avenues, woodland, and parkland. Its pasture-woodland is occupied by a herd of fallow deer that have been resident in the park for hundreds of years. The Gardens at Dunham Massey are home to historic features such as an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House, and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. Snowdrops, daffodils, and bluebells provide an ever-changing landscape of colors and scents.
The Eastgate Clock is a turret clock built above the Eastgate of the ancient walls of Chester. It is the most iconic landmark and the second most photographed clock in the world after Big Ben. The clock was built in 1899 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897. The whole structure, gateway, and clock, was designated as a Grade I listed building on 28 July 1955.
A beautiful castle was erected around 1257 by the Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in the times of the weak reign of English king Henry III. It was built near the battlefield of 1157, during which English forces under Henry II were defeated in an ambush by the Welsh. The castle was built on a small hill in a valley to the south of the Wepre Brook River, to which the smaller New Inn stream joined to the east. It overlooks the junction of two streams with higher ground to the south.
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden was built in the 1830s by Thomas Parr. It comprises of a kitchen garden, pleasure ground, and renovated Victorian garden. Its facilities include a cafe, toilets, and free access and it is a popular attraction in Warrington.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is a beautiful country park which was set in one and a half miles you can explore an exciting 70 acres of woodland and 2000 years of history with lakes, streams, ancient monuments, and historic factories around every corner. The visitor centre is the entrance to a farm and museum. The center also provides information on woodland walks, educational activities, bird watching and fishing in the area.
Gulliver's World children's theme park resort in Warrington, Cheshire is specially designed for families and children aged between the years of 2 and 13. The largest of the three Gulliver’s parks to date, spanning 80 acres. It is located midway between the cities of Manchester and Liverpool and also features a Splash Zone mini indoor waterpark, Blast Arena, and the first Gulliver’s Hotel.
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.
Knowsley Safari Park is a safari park and tourist attraction in the Knowsley area of Merseyside, England. Knowsley Safari Park is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. The safari park contributes to conservation and research through links with conservation projects and its links with universities in Liverpool, Chester and Manchester.
Knypersley Reservoir is a canal feeder reservoir near Biddulph in Staffordshire. It is located south-east of Biddulph and named after the local Knypersley area. The reservoir was built in 1827 to supply water to the Caldon Canal, along with two others at Stanley Pool and Rudyard Lake. There are actually two adjacent lakes at the site, the upper one being the Serpentine Pool which feeds the lower Knypersley Pool or reservoir.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever and is dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth and it houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. One of the iconic attractions in this area and The collection is strong in British 19th-century painting and sculpture, spilling over to include late 18th-century and early 20th works.
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.
A majestic and historically important church which has been a hotbed of British legend for hundreds of years, having said to have been visited by such major figures as Robin Hood and Sir Gawain. Lud's Church is an immense natural cleft in the rock on the hillside above Gradbach, in a forest area known as the Black Forest. The feature has been formed by a landslip that has detached a large section of rock from the hillside.
Lymm Dam is a wonderful big water experience set in beautiful surroundings. Depths of the water range from 30ft to 6ft from which, with skill, you will experience superb angling. It is also an area of great beauty and tranquillity. Its woodlands and meadows are teeming with wildlife.
The Macclesfield Canal passes through mostly green and rural surroundings, with Victorian mills and warehouses along the way adding a distinctive character. It passes through beautiful countryside and touches on several towns – Bollington, Macclesfield, and Congleton. The route of the canal was surveyed by Thomas Telford and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of £320,000.
Macclesfield Forest is a working forest around a cascade of reservoirs; Trentabank, Ridgegate, Teggsnose, and Bottoms. The mixture of water and woodland habitat makes Macclesfield Forest an excellent place for wildlife lovers, with red deer and many birds including Heron Broods in Cheshire’s largest heronry. One of the good trekking destination and also you cans spend some good time there.