CHESTER & CHESHIRE
A GREAT CITY & WONDERFUL COUNTY
Chester is used to visitors! It’s been welcoming them ever since the Romans arrived in AD 70. You can still find traces of Roman Chester today if you look hard enough! A beautiful walled city – you will find plenty of charming eateries and pubs in which to while away your time!
And then there is the county of Cheshire – so many hidden gems from stately homes, to gardens and for the more energetic some lovely walks and trails which afford stunning views over the Cheshire plain and the odd canal too!
CHESTER ROMAN CITY
The beautiful Roman city of Chester nestled beside the River Dee is a pure delight with its city walls, the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain, ideal for a morning or afternoon stroll.
As you walk through the city’s ancient streets you will unearth the charm of Chester’s Rows, a unique continuous string of half- timbered galleries originating from medieval times whose origins remain a mystery!
There is a lovely sandstone cathedral too and the beautiful river Dee which flows through the city and passes the Roodee racecourse. If you enjoy dressing up then you will enjoy a day at the races in Chester where you will rub shoulders with the Cheshire set!
STATELY HOMES & GARDENS
If gardens and stately homes are your thing then Cheshire will not disappoint. There’s Tatton Park with its elegant neo classical mansion, exotic oriental planting and deer park.
For the quintessentially English garden there’s Arley Hall and Gardens which are a delight to meander through and for the TV buffs you might recognise the Hall from the award- winning TV drama Peaky Blinders!
GENTLE HIKING & THE SANDSTONE TRAIL
If you like an extended walk then the Sandstone Trail may be your thing, a 55 km or 34-mile long trail following the sandstone ridge that runs through the spine of Cheshire from Frodsham to Whitchurch just over the Shropshire border.
Enjoy the views over the Cheshire Plain from the elevated sections of the trail and for a more leisurely hike there are plenty of cosy places to stay over-night on the trail, The Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley is a lovely spot to rest your head for the night.
CANALS & BOATS
Cheshire lays claim to many miles of canals – so why not enjoy an amble along the tow path and transport yourself back to a more serene way of life! It will not be long before you catch a glimpse of one of the colourful narrow boats that mend their way slowly down the cut.
There are plenty of good pubs along the way to stop for a drink or something to eat. Try some real ale or a home made steak and ale pie and you might catch a glimpse of the Cheshire cat!
If you want to discover more about canals, the boats and the people who lived on them head to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port for a great day out.
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WANT TO DISCOVER MORE?
We have compiled some web links for you below to find out more about Chester and the region: