This post was most recently updated on August 17th, 2017
Cheshire in England is one of the oldest and most historically relevant counties in the country. It is situated on the northwestern part of England and has a small population of around 1 million. The county town of Cheshire is Chester and it is regarded as one of the most well-preserved cities in Britain.
A major portion of Cheshire is walled and it hosts a number of medieval relics. Cheshire was also impacted in a huge way by the Industrial Revolution and a number of buildings and structures remind the tourists and residents of their glorious past.
10 Places to Visit in Cheshire, England
1. Arley Hall and Gardens
Arley Hall and Gardens is a large estate which covers a beautiful, quaint villa and a breathtaking garden. It is spread over acres and acres of land. After crisscrossing the entire length and breadth of the estate, if you feel hungry, you can always grab a bite at Tudor Barn restaurant.
2. Totally Intoart Arts & Craft Studio
If your family consists of young kids, you need to visit Totally Intoart. This is a beautiful art studio that will keep the children engaged. It allows them to interact with other children and exchange ideas. The studio will also strive to bring out the yet unexplored creative side in your child. It is worth a visit.
3. Gulliver’s Theme Parks
Another beautiful way to keep your children occupied and happy. Even the mommies and daddies accompanying their children would find these parks worth their time. There are a number of fun rides and fun play zones that would make the Cheshire stay memorable for your child. Visit the Splash Zone or Nerf Zone to have a blast!
4. Anderton Boat Lift
Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible structure built in 1875 by Edwin Clark to lift boats from the River Weaver and place them down on the Trent & Mersey Canal. It is one of the structures that has stood the test of time and stands testimony to the fact that Britain was once the most preeminent industrial and technological powerhouse in the world. The lift is still operational.
5. Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo is one of the most famous and largest zoos in the world and boasts of a huge diversity in its collection. It has over 400 different species of animals and a population which stands at 8000 in all. It has won a number of prestigious awards over the years. There is a waterbus as well as a monorail for taking a “zoofari”. Tourists of all ages throng to this place as it also has a number of lovely restaurants and curio shops.
6. Cotebrook Shire Horse Center
Cotebrook Shire Horse Center proud showcases the world’s largest horse breed. Its stallions, mares and foals would bewitch you and they have other animals, birds and insects to add to the diversity. Your family would enjoy a perfect day out under the summer sun!
7. National Waterways Museum
One of the foremost heritage places in Cheshire, the National Waterways Museum houses some of the most valuable antique boats locks and moorings. The regal Victorian buildings housing the indoor museum stand proudly and welcome you all throughout the year. The place has a chock-a-block calendar and different events are hosted throughout the year.
8. Church Farm
Church Farm is an ideal place for picnic and a family day out. It hosts about 120 animals which include alpacas, pygmy goats and emus. You can play golf, ride tractors or barrel shaped trains. It also has an indoor beach, just in case you need a tan!
9. Peckforton Castle
Peckforton Castle is a 19th century castle that holds the secret to unbridled fun. It mixes adventure, relaxation, modernity and antiquity with deftness. You could either try your hand at maneuvering one of the high performance Land Rover $WD or AWD cars and feel the adrenaline rush. You could also watch falconry or try air rifle shooting and archery. There are many ways in which you and your family could keep yourselves preoccupied.
10. Grosvenor Museum
It is undoubtedly one of the most famous museums in the world. It has different sections which would introduce you to various legions, historical events of Cheshire. You can find out about the Roman Amphitheatre, fortresses, military history, pottery, coins and tombstones. You can follow a timeline of over the past 2000 years of Cheshires’s history.
Cheshire is historically and culturally rich. There are also a number of modern amenities and has something for everyone! Come and experience life at Cheshire!