A romantic weekend in Cheshire
Cheshire is an undiscovered area, which is ideal for a romantic weekend. Full of pretty towns and beautiful surrounding countryside explore gardens, boutiques, country pubs and stately homes.
Explore historic Chester
Wander through the pretty, historic streets of Chester. Admire the whitewashed buildings with dark Tudor-style wooden timber frames or walk along the City Walls, which date back to the Roman invasion of Britain. Indulge in some retail therapy and pick up unique gifts from the boutiques dotted throughout the town or head to the high street shops along the famous Rows. Dating back 700 years the shopping galleries are spread across two stories, making it ideal for those who love shopping.
Meander through markets
Open for selected dates throughout the year Chester is home to a range of markets. The Christmas Market has a German theme and offers pretty gifts and trinkets for the festive season. There is also an indoor market, which is open every weekday and has over 100 stalls. An Italian and European Market offer continental foods and trinkets and the Sunday Market serves crafts and local produce from the surrounding farmlands.
Visit a country pub
Cheshire is full of country pubs ranging from modern and chic to rustic and traditional. The Yew Tree Inn in Bunbury has won a number of awards and offers country themed interiors, delicious traditional pub grub made with produce from the local area and a serious range of beers. For oak beams and heritage dating back to the 18th Century The Badger Inn in Church Minshall serves up sharing platters, sandwiches and slow cooked beef, as well as catering to vegans and gluten free diners.
Botanic gardens and country cottages
With changing scenes in every season Cheshire is home to some stunning botanic gardens and country cottages just waiting to be explored. Walton Hall and Gardens is home to dreamy ponds and gardens, as well as some interesting local wildlife. Get up close to peacocks, take part in activities and games throughout the summer holidays, take the kids to the playground and wander across Victorian style bridges.
Get to know pretty local villages
The unspoilt rural landscapes in Cheshire are ideal for those wanting to enjoy a country walk. Wander through pretty villages before enjoying afternoon tea or a different take on British dishes at one of the country pubs. Lymm is home to serene waterways with country bridges and pretty streets which draw holidaymakers on barges and narrow boats, especially during the summer months. Marbury regularly wins the Best Kept Village Award and is home to avenues of birches and idyllic lakes.
Where to stay in Cheshire?
The Bear’s Paw, Cheshire
Found in the remote, countryside village of Warmington, the Bear’s Paw retains its character and features which date back to the 19th Century. A luxury hotel with just 12 rooms this pretty boutique is ideal for those wanting to escape to the country for a romantic break.
The restaurant has earned the AA dining award for its excellent cuisine, which guests can wash down with a choice of six ales sourced from the best local micro breweries.