Built in 1875, Anderton was the world's first boat lift. It was reopened in March 2002 following a £7 million restoration programme. Today, you can experience the uplifting sensation on board a glass top boat that gives you a bird's eye view of proceedings.
Visit our farm shop selling ice cream and sorbets freshly made on the farm, in cones or tubs to eat in or take-away.
Hot or cold drinks are available
Also calves to see
You'll find us on the A41, north of Chester approx 300 yards from Backford Cross Roundabout. Just a few minutes drive from the end of the M53 and M56.
The family has lived at Cholmondeley since 1200, although the present Castle was built in the early 19th century by the 1st Marquess. Lady Cholmondeley, wife of the late 6th Marquess, lives here today, whilst her son David, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, lives at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which also opens to the public during the season. He divides his time between Cheshire and Norfolk.
Walk Mill Lane Waverton Chester CH3 7BF (For Sat Nav use CH3 7RZ Get to the junction of Guy Lane and Walk Mill Lane, then follow Walk Mill Lane down to the river Gowy)
01829 749 373 Fax 01829 749 198
Walk Mill is open to the public to come and look at the mill equipment and see how it works. There is also the miller's kitchen where you can come and enjoy some delicious home baked goods; many produced using the flour stone ground in the mill, which is produced from the wheat grown on the land surrounding the mill.
Walk Mill has been built on the site of the original mill which dates back to 1200. The tiles on the floor in the miller's kitchen and mill area are from the original mill, as well as the sack hoist outside the building and the damsel. A date stone which is engraved with RW 1668 was also found which now sits above the fire place in the millers kitchen. The fireplace is made from hand-made bricks which were found beneath the quarry tiles when we took them up.
On sale at the mill there is stone ground flour, bread and cakes.
The mill is open every day (10am to 5pm), except Monday's when it is closed, (open on bank holidays).
Beeston Castle is situated 10 miles from Chester on a 350 foot hill. Not much of the castle has survived.
Only a gatehouse, D shaped entrance towers, the well, and a corner tower.
The hill provides good views of the Cheshire plains.
Set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire Countryside, near to Delamere Forest and only fifteen minutes from Chester. The Gardens offer the ideal opportunity to meander through some of the finest displays of traditional mixed gardens and water features.
Around the world in one day
This rare Victorian garden was created to display unusual plants from all over the world, the species of which were collected by some of the most famous Plant Collectors of that time including Robert Fortune and David Douglas. Find inspiration and a relaxing day out, there's plenty to do, see and learn. Be inspired at Biddulph.
There's just so much to see and do on a big day out at Chester Zoo, the 21st Century zoo.
Our spacious enclosures are home to over 7000 animals, including endangered species, many in their natural habitats.
Car : Follow the brown Chester Zoo signs from M56, Junction 14 or Junction 12 on the M53. The zoo is also clearly signed on the A41 Chester road.
there is travel information on the Chester Zoo website http://www.chesterzoo.org/visitorinfo.asp
Please note the bus services 4/8/x8 no longer run
Chester Zoo is a good hour walk from the City Centre
The Shuttle Mini Bus running from the front of Chester Railway Station to Chester Zoo is not running in 2011
From Chester Main Line Station: Take taxi (approx 2 miles Cost £8), or bus to Town Hall bus exchange or walk down Brook Street to the City Centre (10 mins).
Mon - Sat, First Crosville Service 1 from Stand 3 Chester Town Hall Bus Station.
1 CHESTER - LIVERPOOL Via Chester Zoo, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead
Chester Bus Exchange Bache, Liverpool Road Upton, Wheatsheaf Chester Zoo Cheshire Oaks, Outlet Village
Blue Planet Aquarium Ellesmere Port Bus Station Sutton Way Overpool Rd Great Sutton, Bulls Head
Little Sutton, Black Lion Hooton Cross Roads Eastham, Bridle Road Bromborough Cross
New Ferry, Toll Bar St Pauls Road Birkenhead Bus Station Liverpool Sir Thomas St
On Suns and Bank Holidays, Arriva 411, 412 to main entrance. Click here >>> http://www.arrivabus.co.uk
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Chester Zoo Downloadable Map
Click here >>> www.chesterzoo.org/downloads/ZooMap.pdf
Railway Access The Bache Station on the Liverpool Electric Train Line is the closest Railway Station to Chester Zoo about 1.5 miles (2.4 KM).
Facilities 7000 animals, 110 acres of award winning gardens.
Catch feeding time on sealion beach, visit islands in danger with the komodo dragons, experience sprit of the jaguar and the awesome tsavo the black rhino experience, see lions, tigers, rhinos, giraffes. You can have lots of fun on the children's fun ark and follow the latest fun trail. Wander round the grow zone with its stunning orchid collection, step back in
time to the impressive roman gardens and stroll amongst the glorious grasses alongside the canal.
Take to the treetops in our zoofari monorail or take leisurely cruise in the water bus past our specious enclosures and natural habitats for a different view of a truly modern zoo. Our rainbuster route will help you miss the showers while you catch the sights.
- The Elegant venue in a unique setting.
Some time or other, every organiser needs a unique venue or an original idea for an event.
This is where Chester Zoo can help.
Oakfield Manor is a unique location, full of character, and is the ideal venue for a range of events including : weddings, meetings, private dinners, safari evenings, training events, seminars, themed events, presentations.
Oakfield Manor, Chester Zoo, Upton by Chester, CH2 1LH. Tel 01244 650 209 Fax 01244 389 497 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on a brief yet fascinating journey in to the history of Rode Hall, one of Cheshire’s most exquisite country houses. Discover more about its rich heritage and how the Baker Wilbraham family who have owned it for approaching three hundred and fifty years have contended with the challenges of social change and architectural trends through to its ongoing conservation and restoration today.
Enjoy a whistle-stop tour of the highs and lows of the house and how one family have ensured its safe upkeep and place in the community over the years. Today, it is enjoyed by families from far and wide who come to enjoy the house and splendid gardens, fantastic events including the monthly farmers market and a welcome treat in the delightful tearooms.
Nearly a millennium ago, Norton Priory was home to a community of Augustinian canons, whose
purpose was to centre their lives on God. Today, Norton Priory is a unique and enthralling place to escape from modern life. The multi-award winning site is an historical gem and a haven for wildlife. Friendly and helpful staff will help you to discover the 38 acres of beautiful and peaceful gardens and the fascinating museum galleries.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX.
01928 569 895
Car : Less than 30 minutes by car from Chester, Liverpool or Manchester
Train : Nearest Station : Runcorn East (1 hour walk approx)
Full programme of exciting events for all ages, all year round. Temporary exhibition programme indoors and outdoors. Refectory Cafe with baby changing facilities. Under 5's learning garden and play area. Specialist retail area and shop. Excellent award-winning facilities for those with special needs. Free wheelchair hire. Free car park and bicycle rack. Free group hosts for pre-booked groups. Award-winning education programme, all ages catered for.
Open 12 noon, all year round, including bank holidays
Closed 24,25,26 December and 1 January. Walled Garden open April-October
Closed times seasonal
Admission charge, family ticket and group discounts. Season tickets available
Call for current details. Free entry to refectory cafe, under 5's play area and temporary exhibition area
Good access for those with a disability - ring for details.
Car : On North bank of Mersey, 1 mile off A561 on West side of Liverpool Airport. Follow brown tourist signs from M62 exit 6, A5300, M56 exit 12.
Bus : Arriva North West 80, 180, 82, 500
Train : Nearest Station Garston
Facilities Program of events, Fully restored Home Farm Engine
Hidden deep in the Cheshire countryside, lying in peaceful, picturesque surroundings stands a corn mill,
dating back to 1351 and steeped in fascinating history. Now fully restored to working order,
why not come and experience the sounds as you watch the waterwheels turn the ancient wooden machinery.
The site offers scenery surrounded by countryside to explore by foot or on bicycle.
Our guided yours provide a memorable experience for all ages. Visit our new exhibitions,
which feature displays on the history of the Leche family at Carden Hall, tell the story of the millers
and their work and show how the mill was restored over 20 years ago. You can also see working models and
find a small selection of gifts in the shop, before enjoying the picnic area overlooking the millpond.
Tel 01606 41331 (Cheshire Museums Service)
Car Stretton Watermill is only 10 minutes drive from Chester, near Farndon, off the A534. It is well signposted.
Train Nearest Station Chester
Mill Gift Shop, Convenient Picnic Area, Accessible Toilets, Historical Displays, Working Models, Lunch/Refreshments available locally.
Open weekends only during April and September from 1pm to 5pm.
May and August 1pm to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday Plus Bank Holidays Mondays.
Tatton Park, Cheshire’s Large Visitor attraction of the year for the last two years, is one of the North West’s most popular heritage attractions with around 800,000 visits made each year to the 1,000 acres of deer park, the Mansion, Gardens, Old Hall, Farm and events. It has a history going back to Bronze Age farming and has been home to herds of deer since the 13th century but in the late Tudor period Tatton was acquired by the Egerton family who owned the land until the last Lord Egerton died in 1958. Since then Tatton has been managed and financed by Cheshire County Council on behalf of the National Trust.
The stunning Neo-Classical Mansion was constructed in stages between 1780 and 1813 and encompasses lavish staterooms and family memorabilia. It still contains original family furnishings and boasts several pieces of furniture by Gillows of Lancaster, dating from the early 19th century. Throughout the house, the Egerton’s love of fine art and paintings is evident and their collection includes masterpieces by Canaletto and Van Dyck.
The enormous Victorian kitchens and servants’ quarters give visitors a contrasting glimpse of domestic life where they can discover how much work was involved in running a house of this size.
In 1935, the Tenant’s Hall was added to the Mansion to house the last Lord Egerton’s hunting collection from his travels around the globe. It is now used for concerts, dinners and conferences. New exhibitions have also been introduced in the Mansion featuring the story of the last Lord Egerton’s collections and Tatton Parks involvement in the development of military parachuting during WWII.
The 50 acres of gardens are rated among the best in the country and represent over 200 years of design and history. Notable features include the renowned Japanese Garden which is recognized as one of the finest in Europe, the Italian, Rose and Tower gardens, the Topiary, Maze, Fernery and Conservatory. Visitors can also enjoy the recently restored Walled Kitchen Garden and orchard which highlight the importance of traditional skills and processes.
Virtually untouched since 1938, the livestock yards, mill, workshops, stores and offices of Tatton Dale open a window onto the complex but fascinating operations needed to sustain the Mansion, Gardens, Park and tenanted properties (including the Old Hall) of the vast Egerton estates in the years leading up to World War II. It is still an authentic working farm that uses traditional farming methods and has rare breeds of animals. A perfect place for the whole family!
The Old Hall was originally a typical medieval manor house but has been altered and extended over the years and now shares its grounds with a 17th century cruck barn. Its rooms have been restored to different periods and a guided tour will take visitors from the smoky shadows of Medieval England, through the Stuart and Victorian periods to the 1950s. The Old Hall also hosts many history –based events such as a medieval fair and a Viking day in August.
Located within the Stableyard, close to both the Mansion and Gardens, Tatton's retail outlets offer a wealth of gifts, souvenirs and produce, which reflect the character of the estate.
These range from our speciality food shop selling produce from the Tatton estate and Cheshire suppliers, to Tatton Gifts and the Garden Shop, selling souvenirs, books, plants and dried flowers.
The House Keeper’s Store
The Housekeeper’s Store is Tatton Park’s own award winning speciality food shop offering a variety of traditional fine foods from farm, estate and local producers. Situated in the stableyard near to the Mansion and gardens, our seasonally varying delights include Tatton's own prime venison available throughout the year.
The Housekeeper's Store specialises in food and drink from small producers in the British Isles and from the North West in particular. Tatton's own prime venison, bacon and spring lamb can be found alongside other local Cheshire produce such as Holly Tree Farm sausages, Nether Alderly water, Cheshire apple juice, Cheshire Farm ice cream and of course Cheshire Cheese!
With pickles and preserves, jams, cakes, pies and puddings, cheeses, beers, cider, English wines and cordials, The Housekeeper's Store is a must for people whose horizons stretch beyond the supermarket shelf.
Quality cuts of prime Tatton venison are available freshly frozen along with venison sausage, smoked venison and potted venison. Lower in fat and high in protein, Tatton venison is naturally reared and tender. The Housekeeper's Store and our own estate produce help to maintain the best traditions of the food heritage of this historic Cheshire estate.
The Stables Restaurant
The Stables Restaurant at Tatton offers a variety of meals, snacks and drinks.
Close to the Mansion gardens and shops, morning coffees and afternoon teas are a tempting way to relax with delicious freshly made cakes and biscuits. Lunch menus are made using Tatton seasonal garden produce and organic produce as much as possible.
Home to most of Tatton’s major events, such as the RHS Flower Show, Country Fair, Concerts, car shows and the North West Food Lover’s Fair, the park is also home to a wealth of history and wildlife interest. There are 1000 acres of stunning deer park to explore by bike, on foot or on horseback. The wide open spaces are home to herds of red and fallow deer and every season brings its own rich variety of birds and wildlife. For the adventurous, there is also a large play area located next to the car park that is ideal for children of all ages. The adventure playground is an essential part of any family visit to Tatton!
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, United Kingdom
National Waterways Museum
The real experience of canal life. The boat museum, with the worlds largest floating collection of canal craft, is set in Ellesmere Port's historic 200 year-old dock complex.
Here you can discover the fascinating social and industrial history of Britain's canals. Hop
aboard and explore the narrow boat cabins to experience how families lived and worked on the inland waterways, or try your hand at operating the interactive steam-powered crane.
Then step back in time to visit the Victorian housekeeper in Porters Row and rediscover traditional toys and games of bygone days.
Car : The Museum is located off Junction 9 of the M53. From other directions you can
find us by following the brown 'heritage' signs.
Bus : Ellesmere Port Town bus station is a 20 minute walk
Train : Nearest Station Ellesmere Port 10 minute walk
Free car park, Working exhibitions, Industrial heritage cruise, full programme of family and school events, Cafe, Gift Shop, Group and family discounts
From April to October, the Museum is open between 10am and 5pm seven days a week.
Accessible car parking spaces.
Lift to upper floor of main exhibition.
Mostly level access around the site, although some areas are cobbled.
Large-print guide available.
Guide dogs are welcome.
http://twitter.com/#!/visitliverpool The Liverpool City Region LEP is a private sector led Board with political leaders representing the six local authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
By bringing together local entrepreneurs and politicians we have been able to harness the skills and experience of a wide range of people who understand what it takes to establish businesses and make them successful and therefore sustainable.
Ferries have featured on the River Mersey for over 800 of years. By the time Liverpool had been officially declared a town in 1207 ‘ferries’ were already an established sight.
Today’s now world-famous ferry service is run by the Mersey Ferries team. As well as taking hundreds of thousands of people out on the Mersey each year we also operate a range of exciting and informative Liverpool attractions along the riverside as well as trips along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal.
We are owned and operated by Merseytravel, which is the operating name of Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority and passenger transport Executive.
After the county’s free attractions, Mersey Ferries are Merseyside’s most visited tourist attraction and our entire team are committed to offering high-quality Liverpool days out for all.
We are an independent charitable trust responsible for preserving and promoting the model village of Port Sunlight, created by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888. This website is dedicated to providing information for residents and visitors of Port Sunlight. There is information about the historical importance of the village, properties to rent, maintaining your home and garden, self-catering holiday cottages, local attractions, places to eat including 'tea' at Port Sunlight Museum, the beautiful landscape, village events, and much, much more.
Please note* Port Sunlight Museum will be closed to the public throughout the month of January 2013 due to gift shop and museum re-development work. This does not affect pre-booked group guided village tours. 'tea' Tea Room will remain open and will stock a limited range of museum shop giftware. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time. Port Sunlight Museum will re-open in February 2013.
3 & 4 Trinity Square
Llandudno North Wales 01492 860 082 email@example.com
Snowdon Maintain Railway
In 2016 we will be celebrating the 120 year anniversary of the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
01286 870 223
Gwydir Castle is situated in the beautiful Conwy Valley and is set within a Grade 1 listed, 10-acre garden. Built by the illustrious Wynn family c1500, Gwydir is a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house, incorporating re-used medieval material from the dissolved Abbey of Maenan. Further additions date from c1600 and c1826. The important 1640s panelled Dining Room has now been reinstated, following its repatriation from the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Opening Times 1st March - 31st October 10am - 4.00pm
Closed Mondays and Saturdays (Except BH Weekends)
Limited openings at other times Please telephone for details Guided tours by arrangement Admission Cost See Website
South Stack Lighthouse Vistor Centre
The historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a decent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. Visitors may tour the exhibition area and Lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top of the Lighthouse. South Stack is a wonderful place to watch thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.
Near Mold Denbighshire
01352 810 614
Free Admission, Car Parking from 20p, Park open every day
Electric Mountain Visitor's Centre, near Llanberis
www.electricmountain.co.uk 01286 870 636
Fax 01286 873 002
Fascinating visitor centre and spine-tingling tour of the world-famous Dinorwig Power Station built inside a mountain.
Centre for alternative Technology, Machynlleth, SY20 9AZ.
0845 330 8355
Fax 01654 702782
Alternative technology exhibition e.g. wind power, solar power.
Arley Hall and Gardens
Northwich Cheshire CW9 6NA 01565 777 353 Fax 01565 777 465
Just over 20 Miles from Chester between Northwich and Knutsford
Arley is one of the few remaining landed estates in Cheshire still occupied by the decendants of the original owners.
Atrractions include Hall, Chapel, Gardens, Grove, Plant Nursery, Tudor Barn, Gift Shop
Events Garden Festival, Country Fair, Horse Trails