How To Plan The Best Vacation In Cheshire England
The North West of England has some real hidden gems that tourists from overseas and from the UK alike overlook.
We don’t get a chance to travel much but there is two place we are so enamored with and are making plans in the future to travel – I love traveling, especially to places like England and Ireland. Being half Irish, I’d love to see my heritage, and I still have relatives in Ireland I’d like to visit too. A dream come true vacation for us which is well deserved!
We would love to visit Cheshire when we go to England. Cheshire is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Wales to the west. Cheshire’s county town is Chester which is the largest town is Warrington.
Let’s not forget that adorable Cheshire Cat who is depicted with a broad fixed grin, as popularized through Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!
It is an area bursting with things to see and do from amazing attractions to beautiful gardens, stunning stately homes to fabulous spa hotels, there is something for everyone. You can go hiking, camping, or just spend some time sight-seeing.
After researching Cheshire, I discovered there are so many things to do! Here’s is a list of some of the things to do when visiting. It looks like the picture perfect place to travel to.
Seven Things to Do in Cheshire
The county of Cheshire is a great example of one of these undiscovered treasures, so read on to find out what you could get up to in this picturesque part of the world.
Don your hiking boots
Cheshire features part of the Peak District, which offers visitors more than 100 square miles of gorgeous and dramatic scenery, amazing history, beautiful gardens, and walks to suit all abilities.
There’s the Gritstone Trail – 35 miles of wild moorland, peaks, stony outcrops and stunning scenery. Some parts aren’t for the faint-hearted, though, so if you prefer a more sedate pace, head for the Sankey Valley Country Park & Trail. This 15-mile stroll follows the course of England’s first ever canal, from St Helens to Speke.
This canal opened in 1757 and carried coal from the St Helens mines to Liverpool and Cheshire.
The park itself attracts walkers, cyclists, and maze enthusiasts, as well as anglers. This trail would be great for hiking too. When you go hiking, be sure you are well prepared with all the necessary equipment you will need. Having a sturdy carabiner is an important piece of equipment.
Any outdoor person can tell you there is no piece of gear in your arsenal is as important. Be sure to be well prepared and arm yourself with the proper equipment.
Get spooked at Bewsey Old Hall – Now this one is calling my name! I love the idea of ghost hunting!
This old grange, which dates back to the 13th century, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a white rabbit, being chased into eternity by a pack of hounds.
The hall is at Great Sankey and was once owned by the monks of Titley Abbey in Essex. It was also home to the Lords of Warrington from the 13th to the 17th centuries and King James I visited in 1617.
Now, this looks like the perfect place to make some friends with some historic ghosts! I’d sleep there – yep! Not alone of course!
Yes, really! Cheshire offers loads of picturesque places in which to tie the knot, especially if you’re looking for something different. Heaton House, a rustic wedding venue, is especially popular.
If I had to choose a place to get married, it would be here. Maybe we can renew our vows there! What a dream. The rooms are stunning and the views magnificent!
Join the Trans Pennine Trail
The TPT is popular among cyclists, walkers, and riders and extends from Hornsea to Southport – 215 miles in all – linking the North and the Irish seas. It runs along rivers and canals, over the Pennine Mountains and takes in some of the North’s most historic towns and cities.
Despite the length, you can pick the trail up anywhere you fancy and it’s an easy walk (or ride) once you’re on it.
Walk the wall
Chester’s city wall is the most complete one in the UK and is easy to walk along. If your balance isn’t up to it, however, maybe you could visit the nearby majestic Chester Cathedral, which dates back to the 10th century. Chester city walls consist of a defensive structure built to protect the city of Chester in Cheshire, England.
Spring is sprung!
If you want to see real live lambs being born, head to Blaze Farm in Wildboarclough near Macclesfield to join in the action. The farm also offers sheep shearing events in the summer, as well as the chance to feed chickens and watch cows being milked. Cheshire England is a wonderful and exciting place to visit!
Watch the birdies at Hare Hill
Hare Hill is a country house, with gardens, in Over Alderley. The gardens are National Trust-owned and so you can explore them, as well as the surrounding countryside, on your own or with a ranger guide. Guided walks are available once a week and feature birdwatching and nature talks. Birdwatching is a popular hobby in the UK and Ireland and you’ll find plenty of resources to help you get started.
I’m so excited about traveling to Cheshire England. Have you ever been there? I’d love to hear about it.
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