Five things that make Cheshire the perfect place for a staycation
With the summer set for high temperatures and lots of sunshine, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a holiday in the UK. And whether you choose to enjoy a long weekend, short break or want to go away for a few weeks, Cheshire is the perfect place for this year’s staycation. Here’s why:
1. Historic architecture
With city walls which date back to the Roman occupation of Britain over 2000 year ago, a visit to Chester is a must on your holiday in Cheshire. Wander through the bustling streets of the town and take in the traditional whitewashed architecture with dark wooden beams and the original, ornate town clock. Walk around the outskirts of the town following its city walls and exploring the ancient towers and historic gateways.
Cholmondeley Castle is another must for those wanting to enjoy historic sights in Cheshire. Dating back to 1801 this ‘gothic villa’ is home to fascinating history and beautiful gardens.
A popular market town dating all the way back to the Middle Ages, Chester is home to bustling streets filled with brand name shops as well as smaller boutiques. The Rows is a 700-year-old two story street offering a selection of shops.
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is located between Liverpool and Chester and offers fantastic opportunities to pick up bargains on designer items. Shop in converse, Cadbury’s, Hobbs, Bose, Nike and more before relaxing in Pizza Express, Starbucks and Wagamama or picking up a doughnut from Krispy Kreme.
3. Sports and activities
Home to stunning landscapes there are lots of opportunities to try activities and sports in Cheshire. Just 30 minutes from Chester visitors can enjoy white water rafting in the Welsh town of Llangollen. The whole family will love the three hour trip down the Dee River before tackling some tricky rapids.
You can also enjoy activities such as paintball, room escape games and mini golf – perfect for family and group holidays in Cheshire.
4. Stunning landscapes
Cheshire is home to some incredible landscapes and gardens. Spend a day or two exploring some of the best in the area. Ness Botanic Gardens have been carefully cultivated to provide a different experience every month of the year. Wander through auburn golds in the autumn, pretty flowers and blossoms through the spring, the reds and yellows of the summer and snowdrops and other hardy winter plants.
Walton Hall and Gardens is ideal for families, with 32 acres of gorgeous gardens waiting to be explored. Free to visit enjoy a picnic on a warm day or head to the restaurant for afternoon tea, cakes and light meals. The play area includes a trampoline and bouncy slides, and there is also a train, as well as crazy golf.
5. Get up close to wildlife
Animal lovers will find lots to keep them entertained on holidays in Cheshire. Visit the Vale Royal Falconry and experience these amazing creatures up close. Feed them and hold them on your arm while learning more about their habitat and species. Chester Zoo is another fantastic destination and is home to elephants, African Painted dogs, giraffes and much more. Visitors can enjoy interactive exhibits, including ladybird trails and a giraffe dance workshop.
Where to stay Cheshire?
The Pheasants Inn, Cheshire
In a tranquil area of Cheshire, the rural Pheasants Inn offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and comfortable accommodation with excellent food and drink. Awarded the AA rosette for quality dining this is a food lover’s paradise. With 12 rooms and a rustic pub this boutique accommodation will make you feel relaxed and at home in no time.