If North West England is on your list of holiday destinations, then consider the wonderfully varied county of Cheshire. It’ll give you the chance to explore both rural country villages as well as the expansive moorland of Cheshire’s Peak District.
Learn the history of the waterways at the National Waterways Museum. Take a boat trip through an industrial landscape and learn about the daily life of those that worked the boats. Cheshire’s newest heritage attraction is The Lion Salt Works at Northwich where an interactive exhibition will guide you through the journey of salt from its Cheshire home to gracing tables all around the world. At the Blue Planet Aquarium a guided shark dive is one of the main attractions, and is available for adults and children. If you’ve nerves of steel…
Undoubtedly the jewel in Cheshire’s crown is the city of Chester. A vibrant and bustling city bursting with independent shops and historic treasures. Take a walk along the city walls, visit the Roman amphitheatre, or step inside the 1000 year old cathedral in Abbey Square, purported to have the finest wood carvings in Britain and one of only 6 abbeys to survive Henry VIII. Next stop, Chester Zoo. Explore and immerse yourself in any of the 6 South East Asian environments on offer, learning about the animal inhabitants along the way at the largest zoo in Britain.
And so to indulgences of a quieter nature at Cheshire’s Peak District. From Quarry Bank Hill in the north to Rode Hall and Gardens in the south (with miles of dramatic landscapes and stunning scenery in between), this truly is an area of natural beauty. Walk, cycle, ride or climb there is something for everyone here.
Bordering Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Wales – the central position of your Cheshire holiday cottage makes exploring other parts of the UK a doddle!