More About Cheshire
Cheshire is synonymous with Hollyoaks and professional football players, but there is much more to the county than that. Cheshire offers a blend of pulsating towns and picturesque landcapes in addition to the many points of interest, attractions and activities available. With Holiday cottages you can own your own little slice of Cheshire, although you may not want to give it up when the holiday ends! With all that potential shopping it is important to stretch your holiday budget as far as possible. Self catering cottages in Cheshire can save you valuable pounds on your holiday budget, as you can avoid the spiralling cost of continually eating in restaurants or ordering room service to feed the kids a snack. With many markets running in Cheshire, you will be able to pick up fresh goods, then have the space to prepare them in your own holiday cottage!
Cheshire has developed into one of the trendier areas of the north as more and more wealthy people from the surrounding cities have moved out to the countryside, bringing with them shops, cafes and restaurants to cater to their expensive tastes. You’ll find the county an exciting mix of entertainment, glamour and rural charm. One minute you could be rubbing shoulders with a Premiership footballer in a designer store and the next you could be asking directions from a farmer as you hike across the countryside.
Things to Do in Cheshire
Bordering the great footballing cities of Liverpool and Manchester to the south, Cheshire is famous as a popular residence for many Premiership footballers; it is worth taking a trip to Wilmslow and Alderley Edge to experience the "Cheshire lifestyle" where you will find plenty of impressive, expensive houses, designer shops and trendy cafes and restaurants. For a look at some of Cheshire’s impressive historical sites, you should head west to the city of Chester where you will find one of the best preserved city walls in the UK, dating back to 70 AD. Other architectural treasures include the Rows, these buildings date back to medieval times and consist of rows of sunken shop fronts. Chester Zoo is well worth the visit and is the UK’s largest zoo with some 7,000 animals over 111 acres. Tatton Park, meanwhile, is one of several stately homes in the county and contains the Tatton Hall mansion, landscaped gardens, a farm and 2,000-acre deer park.
We want you to enjoy the best that Cheshire has to offer and so here's a small selection of our favourite things to see and do;
Don’t monkey around, make sure this zoo is on your ‘to do’ list! More than one million people visit Chester Zoo every year, making it not only one of the largest, but also one of the most-visited wildlife attractions in the UK. It combines world class animal exhibits with award-winning landscaped gardens and fun and games for the whole family like mini golf, face painting and kids play areas.
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Imagine a world of designer brands at permanently discounted prices as far as the eye can see; well at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet that dream becomes a reality. You should definitely spend a few hours wandering around the more than 140 stores – including Mulberry, All Saints, Ted Baker, French Connection – and then rest your weary feet with a bite to eat at one of the outlet’s many restaurants and cafes. There is even a giant children’s play area in case you need a break from the kids for an hour or two.
If you fancy a flutter or just want to see what the thrill of race day is all about make sure you get down to Chester Racecourse, or the Roodee as it’s known, the oldest racecourse still in use in England. The season kicks off in May with the nationally renowned May Festival and continues throughout the summer. The racecourse also hosts several polo weekends and show jumping competitions during the summer, which would be worth catching.
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