This creates a fascinating diversity of the county, as urban industrial cities are just within a few miles of the upscale rural villages, with fancy eateries and boutiques. To the West, right at the border with Wales is Chester which is a city of the past that is stunning and filled with history dating all the way in time to Romans.
East are the moors in the Peak District, one of England’s most sought-after expanses of natural beauty and a hiking paradise.
In the countryside the middle are halls from Tudor times as well as Georgian stately homes which are nearly always accessible to the public.
Let’s take a look at the best destinations to visit throughout Cheshire:
The town of Cheshire is as stunning as it is interesting and has enough history to last longer than just a weekend getaway. For a good idea of Chester’s Roman castrum , stroll along the city walls that have been reinforced with time, still have exactly the same layout as they did when they were built 2,000 years ago.
In those walls lie medieval roads lined with timber-framed structures in white and black that sway over cobblestones starting from five floors up.
You must stop in at the cathedral to take a look around the amazing medieval covered walkways located at Chester Rows. We’ve barely even scratched the surface of the myriad of things to do and see in this dazzling city.
Congleton is one of the towns prior to congleton is one of the last towns before Peak District, Congleton is an attractive market town that has an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs.
The town could be used by walkers as a point of departure for trips into the national park. close by you can walk through to the Dane River and the Biddulph Valley Way, which was once as a railroad line that transported coal to the potteries in Stoke.
However, Congleton is most notable for Little Moreton Hall, a massive manor house with a half-timbered roof, surrounded by a moat that looks out over formal gardens.
This magnificent structure was constructed in stages throughout the 1500s. It will inspire students of Tudor history goosebumps because of the wealth of original fittings, such as windows with leaded glass, wall paintings, and Elizabethan fireplaces.
While you stroll through Northwich take note that much that you will see are the result of salt mining that occurred beneath the town from Roman times to the 20th century.
Through its long history, this has granted Northwich plenty of wealth. However, the negative (quite actually) was subsidence. It was a result of diverting rivers, and sometimes damaging building foundations. Award-winning Lion Salt Works offers the best insider look at how the Cheshire salt industry, and Weaver Hall was a Victorian workhouse, which was a type of forced labour camp in which the people would be in a situation where they did not have enough money to live on.
More elegant More elegant is Arley Hall It is a 19th century building which re-invented the style that were characteristic of Tudor as well as Stuart palaces dating from centuries prior.
The towns with a high-end reputation we discussed in the introduction are situated within an area called”the Golden Triangle, where several of the most expensive roads located in the Northwest are situated.
Knutsford is a perfect example of town, full of exquisite boutiques, fashion stores and wine bars, as well as expensive eateries. Townhouses built in the 18th century and timber-framed structures complement the luxurious style.
There are also several days of fun in the vicinity of Knutsford such as the Austen-like Georgian property, Tabley House. If you’re part of the family, you should check out Gauntlet Birds of Prey that has plenty of raptors from falcons to owls, and offers flight demonstrations that the little youngsters won’t forget.
A catastrophe to the city in Nantwich in 1583 been the best thing that could have happened to us.
The majority of the town was destroyed in a massive fire. It was the destruction Elizabeth I aided in funding the reconstruction. What we have gotten is an array of beautifully designed Tudor structures, built in roughly the same period.
Go to the main street or Hospital Street for some of the most exquisite. The Crown Hotel located on the top street is stunning and has continuous windows that span its top floor, which is a cantilevered structure.
There’s also an exciting new history of Nantwich and The Hack green The Secret Nuclear Bunker, a subterranean Cold War relic with many disturbing details, including the medical room that is equipped to treat burns caused by radiation.
If you are looking for a first destination when you travel to Sandbach Look for Sandbach’s market square.
The location could not be more beautiful The square is paved with cobbles that are irregular and historical architecture is everywhere and in the form of old pubs in rustic style with wooden frames. The main attraction within the square’s square is the stones Saxon crosses.
They’ve been dating to the early 800s, and it’s amazing to observe how vibrant the intricate carvings remain.
They have the traditional Saxon interlace designs and vine scrolls. If you examine the pillars carefully you’ll find dragons, beasts, and even religious symbols.
A trip on a narrowboat is a relaxed method to see the Cheshire countryside. One of the best locations to begin your journey is Middlewich.
This town is serviced via canals since the time it petitioned to get the Trent and Mersey Canal diverted to carry locally produced chlorine as well as salt Ash. This canal connects to it the Shropshire Union Canal via the Wardle Canal that is only 30 meters in length, is the shortest in the nation.
If you go to the town in June, you’ll be there in time for the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival which is when many boats will be located in the town, and there’s plenty of entertainment at the waterfront pubs.
The best features about Cheshire’s industrial towns of the past is the way in which their former trades are honored in top museums.
In Macclesfield the most important business was silk-weaving until the point that this area is still referred to in the region as “The Silk Town” long after the industry was gone during the 20th century.
Silk Museum Silk Museum, in the impressive Paradise Mill, will delight all those who are interested in industrial history as well as those who appreciate antique fashions and textiles.
Macclesfield is now a fashionable town with many independent stores to shop at and a mix of 19th-century architectural styles as the town was the sole industrial centers to not be bombed during The Second World War.
You can also switch the streets of shopping for moors since they are located in the Peak District is just a mile away from the town.
A former town of coalmining situated in the hills of the countryside. Poynton is situated in the lower slopes within the Pennines and is located within the green belt that protects the countryside surrounding it.
There are plenty of opportunities to get away from this view since it’s the Middlewood Way courses past Poynton along the route from an older railway line that ran from Marple all the way to Macclesfield. The main entrance to the trail begins at Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, located over an old colliery.
There’s additional mining as well as general industry history to be found at the amazing Anson Engine Museum. It’s also part of an older mine.
Here is one of the largest collections in Europe of stationary engines. It includes every kind of pump as well as generators, turbines and pumps.
The city of Crewe was crucial to the development during the Industrial Revolution in the northwest since this was the place where railways and locomotives were born.
Crewe Railway Works was founded in 1840, and during its peak employed a tiny force of 20,000 workers to construct and maintain the machinery which held the supply chains.
Today, Crewe is regarded as a railroad town, and also the local soccer team, Crewe Alexandra are the “Railwaymen”. Visit Crewe Heritage Centre. Crewe Heritage Centre constructed on the old town’s locomotive plant and has a collection of vintage electric and diesel locomotives for you to see.