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Heritage and Attractions of Cheshire

 

A county steeped in history and mythology, from its many halls & stately homes (eg Capesthorne | Tatton), to its industrial roots (salt and silk), and through to Alderely Edge, the home of Tolkein's Hobbit.

  • ARLEY HALL AND GARDENS BEESTON CASTLE
    Early Victorian hall set in over 12 acres of Gardens. Northwich
  • BEESTON CASTLE
    13c Castle ruins commanding exceptional views of the surrounding countryside. Beeston
  • Blue Planet Aquarium Sharks, piranhas, divers, octopus, stingrays, poison frogs, seahorses, lobsters, snakes, lizards, giant catfish, crocodilians and a multitude more await you at the Blue Planet aquarium. Ellesmere Port
  • BOAT MUSEUM
    60 floating craft, plus indoor exhibitions illustrating the local history & more. Ellesmere Port
  • CAPESTHORNE HALL
    Historic hall with gardens, lakes, a nature trail and woodland walks. Capesthorne
  • CATALYST: THE MUSEUM OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
    An entertaining & interactive experience illustrating the history of science and technology. Widnes
  • CHESHIRE MILITARY MUSEUM
    The History of the Cheshire Regiment, Cheshire Yeomanry, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and the 3rd Carabiniers. Chester
  • CHESTER CATHEDRAL
    Chester Cathedral still has daily services, with much of its medieval architecture and monastic qualities still intact. Chester
  • CHESTER HERITAGE CENTRE
    The history of the city and it's architecture Chester
  • CHESTER VISITOR CENTRE
    Tourist information, plus a video & of reconstruction of the Chester Rows to illustrate Chester's history. Chester
  • CHESTER ZOO
    One of the best and most renowned zoos of Europe Chester
  • CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE GARDENS
    19c Gothic castle, situated in picturesque landscaped gardens. Cholmondeley
  • DEWA ROMAN EXPERIENCE
    Experience Roman Chester almost first hand through reconstructed streets, sounds, and smells. Chester
  • GAWSWORTH HALL
    Birthplace of Mary Fitton, who some believe to be the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets. Gawsworth
  • GROSVENOR MUSEUM
    Features include a natural history gallery and a reconstructed Roman graveyard. Chester
  • HARE HILL
    A woodland garden surrounding a walled garden, parkland, & link path to Alderley Edge. Macclesfield
  • JODRELL BANK SCIENCE CENTRE PLANETARIUM & ARBORETUM
    The gigantic Lovell radio telescope, hands on science exhibits, plus fascinating exhibitions & displays. Macclesfield
  • LITTLE MORETON HALL
    Little Moreton is regarded as the finest example of a timber-framed moated manor house in the country. Scholar Green
  • LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY BOTANIC GARDENS (NESS GARDENS)
    An interesting educational experiences for academics, horticulturists, and amateurs alike. Neston
  • LOMBER HEY FARM / SCOTCH PRODUCE CENTRE
    Farm/Butcher shop. Rare breeds & impressive outdoor murals High Lane
  • LYME PARK
    One of the largest houses in Cheshire, set in extensive historic gardens, within a 567-ha park. Disley
  • MACCLESFIELD SILK MUSEUM
    Museum telling the story of silk in Macclesfield. Macclesfield
  • MOULDSWORTH MOTOR MUSEUM
    Over 60 cars, motorcycles and bicycles, plus automobile memorabilia. Mouldsworth
  • NETHER ALDERLEY MILL
    Fully restored and working 15c water-mill. Nether Alderley
  • NORTON PRIORY
    See how a medieval priory was transformed into a Tudor Manor house and then a Georgian Mansion. Runcorn
  • "ON THE AIR" THE BROADCASTING MUSEUM
    The history of British radio and TV and how it has changed our lives. Chester
  • PARADISE MILL
    Former silk mill illustrating the history of the Macclesfield silk industry. Macclesfield
  • PECKFORTON CASTLE
    Impressive 19c castle. Peckforton
  • QUARRY BANK MILL AND STYAL COUNTRY PARK
    Restored and working (for demonstration) Georgian cotton mill. Styal
  • THE RAILWAY AGE
    Miniature & standard railways, with steam & diesal locomotives. Crewe
  • SALT MUSEUM
    Museum illustrating the history of Cheshire's oldest industry. Northwich
  • STAPELEY WATER GARDENS
    4 main attractions; The Palms Tropical Oasis, the Water Garden Centre, the Yesteryear Museum, and an angling centre. Stapeley
  • THE TABLEY HOUSE COLLECTION
    The Leicester family's collection of art and furniture. Knutsford
  • TATTON PARK
    One of England's greatest country estates. Knutsford
  • WEST PARK MUSEUM
    Collections of art (including 19c & early 20c paintings), and Egyptian antiquities. Macclesfield

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