Cheshire Travel Guide

  • Chester
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  • Chester
    by MalenaN
  • Views from the walls
    Views from the walls
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Cheshire Highlights

  • Pro
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     lovely countryside and unusal sights 

  • Con
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     The Cheshire 'set' as they like to call themselves 

  • In a nutshell
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     A beautiful place full of old world charm 

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Chester

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Warrington

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34,29,17

Wilmslow

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35,80,9

Ellesmere Port

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31,61,4

Crewe

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14,20,16

Nantwich

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2,4,7

Knutsford

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6,33,16

Daresbury

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11,37,0

Bramhall

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12,15,0

Northwich

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2,12,1

Macclesfield

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4,30,14

Disley

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15,22,1

Beeston

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26,34,0

Runcorn

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12,14,4

Great Budworth

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7,18,0

Chester

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  • Walls of Chester

    Chester Things to Do

    The city walls are not just the frame and fortifications for the city – they are one of their main attractions. The first city walls were built around 70AD and altered during the centuries according to the needs of their era. It was not until the civil war when they were put to an extensive test. For example, you can see the spot where the...

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  • The Chester Grosvenor Hotel and Spa

    Chester Hotels

    Great treat for you and friends, Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor Hotel. After hard day shopping we had...

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  • Bear and Billet

    Chester Restaurants

    The Bear and Billet is a great old pub in Chester. It was built in 1664 replacing a building destroyed during the civil war. The Bear and Billet is a great example of a black and white half timbered building. It was originally the town house of the Earls of Shrewsbury (the sergeants of the Bridgegate), The building has been an inn since the 18th...

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Warrington

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  • Irish Music

    Warrington Nightlife

    EDIT:No longer of the Irish flavour and no more good Ale.This is not an Irish Theme pub. It is a pub run by an Irish man and frequented by the warrington locals. Each Friday and Saturday there is a live Irish band on.It's a good night. No dress requirements as long as you are dressed.

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  • Premier Inn Warrington North East

    Warrington Hotels

    Golbourne Road, Winwick, Warrington, WA2 8LF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Cheese

    Warrington Nightlife

    EDIT:This place closed, opened has different clubs but is now reopened has MR Smiths again.No idea what it is like.If you like Cheese with your Night out try Mr Smiths, Not that I'm recomending the place. Last time I went I got fed up of Teenagers and YMCA.There is sometimes trouble with fightings inside and out. Plenty of peole who can't take...

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Wilmslow

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  • Location and environs

    Wilmslow Favorites

    Wilmslow is only eleven miles from Manchester city centre and is set in a charming area with quaint house and country lanes. There are some lovely public gardens here, see the link. http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/gardenfinder/search.aspx?search=type:advanced-d:5-dr:1-twn:Wilmslow%2c+Cheshire-xy:38470%2c38120

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  • Kingsley Lodge

    Wilmslow Hotels

    10 Hough Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 2LQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Where the celebrities live

    Wilmslow Things to Do

    Wilmslow and the surrounding area has a high proportion of millionaires living here. From Premier League footballers to businessmen to household names in the celebrity world. Walking around you can see why as the neighbourhood is very well to do. Even posher is Alderley Edge 2 miles south.

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Ellesmere Port

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  • National Waterways Museum

    Ellesmere Port Things to Do

    The National Waterways Museum brings together a unique fleet of historic boats with rich collections and archives to tell the story of Britains canals and waterways. The historic docks at Ellesmere Port provide the perfect setting. With its stunning location on the banks of the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, extensive in-door displays, boat...

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  • Woodcote Hotel

    Ellesmere Port Hotels

    3 Hooton Road, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1QU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • National Waterways Museum

    Ellesmere Port Things to Do

    Housed in a former canal port where goods were transferred from ocean going vessels to canal boats to be distributed inland, the large museum is houses many buildings and warehouses storing recreations and models and exhibitions. They tell the stories of the people who worked in the port and on the canals through interactive displays, models and...

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Crewe

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  • This is the age of the train 4

    Crewe Things to Do

    A seperate shed houses an exhibition of the products of industrial concerns from Crewe that are not always directly connected to this most railway of railway towns. If you want to look at an example of how a Crewe company converted normal cars into ice-cream vans then you are in luck ! For some reason my five-year-old found this more interesting...

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  • Crewe Hall

    Crewe Hotels

    Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UZ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • This is the age of the train 3

    Crewe Things to Do

    The Crewe heritage centre runs a little minature railway around the centre. It is not what you would call a scenic railway. Most of the line runs inbetween the APT train (see previous tip), and the metal fence bordering onto the main west coast railway line. Despite the attrations of crisp packets and mars bar wrappers blown over from the tracks...

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Nantwich

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  • Swimming in brine water.

    Nantwich Things to Do

    Nantwich outdoor pool, is part of the leisure cetre complex.Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool was first opened to the public in 1934. The pool measures 30 metres long x 15 metres wide, with a water depth from 0.9 metres to 2.28 metres and with a total capacity of 841,000 litres. The largest of the Borough's Pools and probably the only inland Brine Pool...

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  • Rookery Hall Hotel

    Nantwich Hotels

    Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW56DQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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Knutsford

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  • FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD !

    Knutsford Restaurants

    Want a guaranteed great meal and entertainment too? The Knutsford Wine Bar has it all. Located in the Old Chapel and Grammar School right in the heart of lively Knutsford. It has an intimate and lively feel to it and the staff are fun and really helpful. And the food? Incredible! They are always changing the menu, but I have never had anything less...

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  • Merecourt Hotel

    Knutsford Hotels

    Warrington Road,Mere, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, W

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Tatton Park

    Knutsford Things to Do

    This Park must be unique in that it provides to those who arrive on foot free access to 50 acres of gardens and parkland and a 1000 acre deer park. There is also a 1930s rare breeds farm.(Charge)The property is financed and maintained by Cheshire County Coucil for the National Trust.There is an admission charge to the House which dates from the...

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Daresbury

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  • Cheshire Cat

    Daresbury Things to Do

    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 Things to Do

    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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  • Priory Undercroft

    Daresbury Off The Beaten Path

    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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Bramhall

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  • Gifts galore!

    Bramhall Shopping

    Inside the hall there is a lovely gift shop selling the usual kind of souvenirs, but also books, candles, pottery and at Christmas time there are Christmas Cards and christmas decorations.Even though the shop is situated in the hall there is no entrance fee to the shop.

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  • More than a cuppa!

    Bramhall Restaurants

    The Stables Tea Rooms is at the rear of the hall, besides being able to buy ice creams, tea, coffee etc you can also buy sandwiches and even a 3 course lunch.This building used to be the stables for the hall.It is open:April - October Daily 11am-5.15pmNovember - March Daily 11am-4.15pm

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  • Bramall Hall

    Bramhall Local Customs

    There are a couple of lakes in the park as well as the river, and I love to take bread and feed the ducks and the swans.We also used to go here when our son was younger collecting conkers :-)

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Northwich

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  • The Best Italian Restaurant in Cheshire

    Northwich Restaurants

    Marco Marco restaurant is authentically Italian in everyway . from the moment i walked through the door i was greated by a very friendly manager called Guiseppe\\\\1 all his staff were Italian and i loved the banter in a language i couldnt understand but it created an ambience and vibrance that i loved. We waited no time at all for drinks. The wine...

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  • Quality Friendly Floatel

    Northwich Hotels

    The Floatel Northwich is the UK's only floating hotel. Sounds fantastic. Do not get too excited....

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Macclesfield

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Disley

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  • Lyme Hall

    Disley Things to Do

    This is the back of the hall, with the lake in front. This is the lake that D'Arcy fell into in the BBC's 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which was filmed at Lyme Hall. The Hall being Pemberley in the production.

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  • Moorside Grange

    Disley Hotels

    This BEST WESTERN Hotel is located on the edge of the High Peak District. We approached from...

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  • The Courtyard

    Disley Favorites

    Photo taken in the courtyard looking back under the archway to the main gate. I suppose looking at these photos now and the time we spent here in Lyme Park my fondest memories are of our lovely dog Ted who died in May 2004. He enjoyed anywhere he could have a good romp.

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Beeston

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  • Other animals

    Beeston Off The Beaten Path

    The farm has several other animals, such as goats and rabbits and alpacas (type of llama) - which the children enjoy seeing. A recent addition has been to provide rescue homes for several neglected owls.

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  • "Cow to Cone"

    Beeston Off The Beaten Path

    A few miles from Beeston, down the country lanes is a popular kids attraction. Drumlan Hall Farm on Newton Lane, Tattenhall has this scrummy ice-cream farm. The ice cream is made with the milk from the herd of over 300 cows present on the farm, you can even watch them being milked before you sample some of their tasty ice-cream - hence the "cow to...

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  • Warning...

    Beeston Off The Beaten Path

    don't take your ice-creams near the animals, especially the greedy goats. This little boy went to stroke the goat, who then licked his ice-cream, well his mum insisted that the goat could now finish it off!

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Runcorn

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  • Skiing !!!

    Runcorn Things to Do

    When visiting Runcorn, why not go skiing !!Runcorn Ski Centre has a 90m main ski slope, with a seperate 35m teaching slope for learners. Both slopes are served by ski lifts, are misted and floodlit. Who needs Switzerland !

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  • Premier Inn Runcorn

    Runcorn Hotels

    Chester Road, Preston Brook, Runcorn, WA7 3BB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Runcorn Bridge

    Runcorn Things to Do

    The Runcorn-Widnes bridge is the main feature of the town. It crosses the river Mersey . It looks a bit like the Sydney harbour bridge in Australia...

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Great Budworth

  • Great Budworth Village

    Great Budworth Things to Do

    The village really is charming - so easy to miss the turning on the road on the way back to the M56 and towards Warrington What a mistake that would be - as hort stroll round this tiny village is a breath of fresh air and so nice to see it has retained its small village feel with no tourist trappings of cafes - there's hardly any room for them...

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  • Chimneys

    Great Budworth Things to Do

    There was so much detail on the chimneys too - loved the way the main street of the village was sort of higgle-de-piddegly with chimneys all at different heights.

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  • George and Dragon

    Great Budworth Things to Do

    Of course adjacent to the church is the usual village pub - the George and Dragon clothed in its colourful leaves. This historic inn was built in 1722 and outside you can see the area where the horses would have been tied up and watered. For human watering the pub has featured more than 500 guest beers from all over Britain in the last five years,...

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