Cheshire Accommodation Guide
Cheshire is a beautiful landlocked county in northwest England which lies on the border of England and Wales. The county is famous for its beautiful rural landscapes, its proud industrial heritage, some of the grandest country houses in Britain and its ancient city of Chester.
With so much to see and explore, it is no surprise therefore that Cheshire is one of Britain’s most visited counties attracting approximately 40 million visitors every year. In this brief tourist guide, we will explore some of the region’s finest attractions and exhibit some of Cheshire’s best accommodation choices.
Cheshire is blessed with some extremely beautiful outdoor spaces and long distance walking trails. The Sandstone Trail is one such trail which follows the Mid Cheshire Ridge – a range of low sandstone hills which stretch from north to south through the county.
This amazing path originally ran from Beacon Hill to Grindley Brook but has now been extended further north to Frodsham and into Shropshire in the south. Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge is tipped to become an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Peak District, England’s first National Park, also extends into parts of Cheshire. Known as ‘Cheshire’s Peak District’, this area of the county is jam packed with breath-taking scenery. From the hills above Buxton to Biddulph’s moorlands in the South, Cheshire’s Peak District is an area of incredible beauty.
The cathedral city of Cheshire is widely regarded as having one of the prettiest city centres of any British city. Its cathedral, town hall and lerge number of historic buildings are some of the most impressive in the West Midlands. Chester contains over 550 listed buildings, spanning from Roman ruins to medieval timber framed houses.
Cheshire is also home to some of Britain’s grandest mansions and stately homes including the incredinle tudor manor house ‘Little Moreton Hall’ and ‘Lyme Park’, the largest mansion in Cheshire and once one of Britain’s largest sporting estates. The list of great houses in Cheshire is too long to document here but other estates to consider visiting might include Arley Hall, Dunham Massey Hall and Tatton Park.
Interestingly, many of Chester’s accommodation options are nearly as impressive with many large houses that are perfect for large groups or families. So if you are looking for a large farmhouse or extended cottage to stay in for your next short break, Cheshire could be the place for you! Cheshire has a great variety of accommodation choices on offer for all types of trip.
The county of Cheshire shares a land border with several English counties including Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north. Being on the border with Wales, Cheshire is also bordered with the Welsh counties of Flintshire and Wrexham to the west.
Cheshire / Tourist Information
- County Town: Chester
- Land Area: 2,343 km2 (905 square miles)
- Population: 1,059,271 (2019)
- Population Density: 452/km2 (1,170/square mile)
- Average Temperature: (Summer 20°C)
- Days Of Rain: 203 days of rain / 162 dry days per year
Best Attractions In Cheshire
Walton Hall: Now owned by Warrington Borough Council, Walton Hall (built in 1836) offers visitors a great deal. After a tour of the former stately home and formal gardens, people can also enjoy the children’s zoo, adventure golf and high ropes course. There is also a bicycle museum and a fantastic playground for children.
Chester Rows: The Chester Rows are a unique set of timber-framed medieval buildings on Chester’s four main shopping streets which date back to the 12th century. They include a series of covered walkways on the first floor of the buildings which allow two rows of shops on top of one another. It is thought the buildings are built on rubble from Roman buildings from within the city walls.
Roman Chester: Chester was founded as a large Roman fortress in 79 AD which grew into a large walled settlement. The city is famous for having the largest stretch of unbroken city walls in Britain and also the remains of the largest Roman amphitheatre in the UK. Visitors can also visit the remains of the Roman bath-house, the beautiful Roman gardens with many remaining Roman pillars and plinths and also sections of the Roman’s underground central heating network.
Best Accommodation In the Cheshire
Manor Wood (Coddington near Farndon): This lovely period farmhouse is perfect for larger groups where there are younger members. The house has a stunning outdoor pool (summer months only) and a separate games room (table tennis and pool table). The house sleeps 10 people across 5 bedrooms and there is also a tennis court which guests can use on the nearby campsite.
Three Eaton Mews (Handbridge, Chester): This quaint cottage lies within walking distance of Chester city centre. Beautifully decorated throughout in a modern / minimalise style, this holiday house is perfect for groups of 4 people looking for a place to stay in central Chester. The house’s kitchen and patio area are a delightful place to spend an evening after a busy day exploring Chester’s many treasures.
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