Daresbury Travel Guide

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    stained glass window in Daresbury Church
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    norton abbey remains
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Daresbury Things to Do

  • Cheshire Cat

    Some of the buildings have adopted an Alice in Wonderland link - for example this Cheshire Cat was spotted on a barn as we drove through the village. Not the original one - that is purported to be a carving of a grinning cat on the church tower at Grappenhall - another cheshire village some 3 miles away.

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  • Daresbury Village

    Daresbury is a typical small cheshire village with its cottages, church, local village hall, pub and local telephone box, prettily surrounded by blooms.

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  • Daresbury

    Daresbury is a village in Cheshire, not far from Warrington, and is famous for the birthplace of Englands best known childrens author, Lewis Carroll. His father was the curate of the church here.

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Daresbury Off The Beaten Path

  • Priory Undercroft

    Norton Priory was home for a community of some 24 Augustinian canons, about 800 years ago and had the distinction of being upgraded to an Abbey. In later years, long after the dissolution of the Abbeys a tudor and Georgian manor was built around the Priory undercroft for the Brooke family and this forms the most intersting part off the Abbey for me...

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  • Norton Priory

    Not too far from Daresbury's Science Technology park is the reamains of Norton Priory. The museum and 12th century undercroft are the main attractions - the reamaining ruins are not as impressive as some abbeys visited like Bolton Abbey or Fountains Abbey we visited earlier this year but still interesting. The cross shape of the priory church is...

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  • Woodland Walks

    There are several acres of woodlland walks around Norton Priory - it was lovely in autumn when we visited as the weather was mild ad we could enjoy the autumnal golden colours and have fun kicking the leaves ;-)

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