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  • Starsailor

    Starsailor

    Warrington

    Starsailor at Parr Hall in Warrington on Thursday, 18 December 2014. You've all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts, haven't yo…more

  • Cinderella Pantomime

    Cinderella Pantomime

    Stoke on Trent

    For the first time, Alsager Leisure Centre merrily presents the acclaimed Chaplins Gold Pantos in their sparkling production of Cinderella.Take the …more

  • 'Only One Direction' 1D Tribute Live

    'Only One Direction' 1D Tribute Live

    Northwich

    The world's original One Direction tribute band perform in Cheshire, the home of Harry Styles himself.Following their sell-out 2014 tour they're bac…more

  • De Vere Wychwood Park Wedding Fayre

    De Vere Wychwood Park Wedding Fayre

    Crewe

    De Vere Wychwood Park Wedding Fayre on Sunday 11th January 2015, 11-3pm.Free entry and parking, an arrival drink, two fashion shows, the venue dress…more

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Cheshire is probably most famous now as the des res for the Premierships best paid footballers but dont let their shocking taste in mock Tudor house put you off this beautiful northern region. Cheshire is a charming, bucolic slice of old rural England filled with green pastures, waterways, historic houses, museums and historic sites dating back to the pre-Roman era.

Cheshire is a ceremonial county and a former principality of North West England. Its county town is Chester and largest town is Warrington. The county is over 2300 square kilometers in size and is bordered by Flintshire and Wrexham to the west, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, Derbyshire to the east and Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the north. Whilst Cheshire has a number of large towns and a population of more than a million people it remains a rural county with numerous small villages made up of black and white magpie houses in idyllic gardens and a thriving farming community. Traditionally it was known as an area that produced woven silk, chemicals, salt and of course, the famous crumbly Cheshire Cheese.

The county town of Chester is one of the finest in Britain, a historic walled city located on the banks of the River Dee, with the famous amphitheatre and the Rows, (amazing old black and white timbered galleried buildings), the Norman Chester Cathedral, and Chester Zoo as well as Britains oldest racecourse, Chester Racecourse. Other towns and villages worth seeing include Ellesmere Port, an industrial town built on Manchester Ship Canals and featuring the Boat Musuem, Warrington an ancient town with beautiful buildings and canals, enchanting villages such as Lymm and Grappenhall and the Vale Royal region which features a number of villages set in classic English countryside. The countryside itself offers thousands of miles of biking and hiking including trails through the conifers of Delamere Forest and the sandstone ridge walks that look out over the Welsh Hills and Dee Valley. An exceptionally beautiful English county.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Cheshire

Fun days out in Cheshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Cheshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Cheshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Cheshire.

Theme Parks in Cheshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Cheshire.

Museums in Cheshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Cheshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 18/12/2014 16:43:35