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Mouldsworth Motor Museum - Business has now closed January 2013

Area Attraction Events

Cheshire's Gardens
www.cheshiresgardens.com


Cheshires Gardens


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Cheshire's Favourite Attractions 2014
Cheshires Favourite Attractions 2014


www.reaseheath.ac.uk/lambing
Reaseheath College
Live Lambing Weekends
Saturday 1st March - Sunday 2nd March 2014
Saturday 8th March - Sunday 9th March 2014
Adults £5 Consession £4 10am - 4pm

Area Attractions

Walk Mill


Working Flour Mill on the Banks of the Gowy.
Walk Mill Tourist Attraction Cheshire

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Lewis Carroll Centre


All Saints Church Daresbury
Lewis Carroll Centre

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Anderton Boat Lift

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.

Lift Lane
Anderton
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6FW
01606 786 777
Fax 01606 872 903

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www.andertonboatlift.co.uk
Anderton Boat Lift

Apple Jacks

Apple Jacks Rual Theme Park and Amazing Maize Maze

M56 Junction 10 or M6 Junction 20
Near Warrington
01925 268 495
www.applejacksfarm.co.uk

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Apple Jacks

Backford Belles

Acres Farm
Chester Road
Backford
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 6PE

Open 7 Days a Week
11am - 6pm
Jersey Ice Cream

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.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

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.

Malpas
Cheshire
SY14 8AH
01829 720 383
www.cholmondeleycastle.com

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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Tirley Garth Gardens

40 acre English Heritage listed gardens terraced and landscaped with almost 3000 Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Near Cotebrook
Cheshire
CW6 0LZ
01829 731 855


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Tirley Garth Gardens

Blue Planet

www.blueplanetaquarium.com

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Lyme Park House and Garden

Lyme Park House and Garden

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Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre


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Area Attractions - Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

Catton Hall

Catton Hall

Gladstone's Library

Church Lane
Hawarden
CH5 3DF
www.gladstoneslibrary.org

Gladstones Library

Walk Mill

 

Walk Mill

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
Email info@walkmillflour.co.uk
www.walkmillflour.co.uk

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).

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The Olde Tyme Penny Arcade

Museum of Amusements
Cheshire Workshops
Burwardsley
Tattenhall
Near Chester
CH3 9PF
01942 732 308


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The Olde Tyme Penny Arcade
The Old Time Penny Arcade
The Old Time Penny Arcade

Little Moreton Hall

Cheshire's most iconic black and white house - Tudor skill and craftmanship at its finest
Open to the public, owned by the National Trust

Congleton
Cheshire
CW12 4SD
01260 272 018
littlemoretonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Parking Free Ample Parking
Disabled Wheelchair access to ground floor, shop, restaurant and garden


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www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Little Moreton Hall

U-Boat Story


New!New U-Boat Story Birkenhead
www.u-boatstory.co.uk
www.u-boatstory.co.uk

Beeston Castle

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Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle Beeston Castle

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.

Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TX.
0870 333 1181
www.castlexplorer.co.uk

Directions
Car 11m SE of Chester on minor road off A49 or A41
Bus Arriva Bus 84 Chester to Crewe. Nearest stop Tarporley 2 miles walk from the village to the castle
http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/serviceInformation.aspx?id=3686
Train Nearest Station Chester 10 Miles

Facilities
Exhibition, Gift Shop, Limited refreshments,
Parking Pay & Display Charge may vary on events days, Toilets, Picnics Welcome, Souvenir Guide, Free Children's Activity Sheet.

ChesterTourist.com Rating **

BusyBus

BusyBus
BusyBus - Bus and coach tours are pleased to bring you a selection of fantastic
sightseeing, adventure, themed and fun excursions from Chester in Cheshire and surrounding areas.

Mount Pleasant Gardens

Open Sat, Sun, Wed, Bank Holiday Mondays
From the Start of May until the end of September 12 noon - 5pm
Admission See Website
Off the A54 at the Kelsall traffic lights, right into Yeld Lane. Garden entrance sign posted from the Yeld Car Park. Due to the nature of the site it may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
Further Information Contact Louise Worthington 01829 751 592 or 07971 086239

www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk
Mount Pleasant Gardens

Maize Maze


www.applejacksfarm.co.uk
Do The Amazing Maize Maze Game This Summer
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Cheshire Falconry


www.cheshirefalconry.com
01606 882223
Fly birds of prey in the heart of cheshire
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Delamere forest park

Delamere Forest

Delamere forest park http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-5K2BK3

Delamere Forest Park, Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2JD

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Dagfields

Beat the credit crunch. 1000's of gifts at a fraction of High Street prices
Admission and Parking Free
Dagfields Crafts and Antiques
Walgherton
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 7LG
01270 841 336
www.dagfields.co.uk

Biddulph Grange Garden


Grange Road
Biddulph
Staffordshire
ST8 7SD
01782 517 999

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.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Biddulph Grange Garden

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness
Neston
Wirral
CH4 4AY
0151 353 0123

www.nessgardens.org.uk

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Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Ness
Kinsey Road
Ellesmere Port
South Wirral
CH65 9JJ
0151 348 5600
www.mcarthurglen.com

First Group Number 1 Bus Service Information
From Chester to Cheshire Oaks and Back

Nearby Guesthouses
Heath Lodge
87-89 Heathfield Rd, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8DH
0151 357 2246

Fern Villa
2 King St, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4AZ
0151 355 4595

Rossmore
Rossmore Gdns, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1NR
0151 339 2357

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Cheshire Oaks

Cheshire Farm Real Dairy Ice Cream

Newton Lane
Tattenhall
Near Chester
CH3 9NE
Tel 01829 770 995
www.cheshirefarmicecream.co.uk

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Cheshire Farm Real Dairy Ice Cream

Grosvenor Garden Centre

Wrexham Road
Belgrave
Chester
CH4 9EB
Tel 01244 625 200
Fax 01244 625 210
Email info@grosvenorgardencentre.co.uk

www.grosvenorgardencentre.co.uk
Grosvenor Garden Centre

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
@ChesterZoo_No1
We're the UK’s number one zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet.
Chester UK


www.chesterzoo.org
What's On at Chester Zoo
There's always something extra going on at the zoo. From Members' talks, summer barbecues, exclusive behind the scenes tours.
Event Listings

Chester Zoo

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.

Chester Zoo
Upton
Chester
CH2 1LH
(SAT NAV CH2 1EU)
01244 380 280
www.chesterzoo.org
info@chesterzoo.org

Directions
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

Walking

Chester Zoo is a good hour walk from the City Centre

Shuttle Bus

The Shuttle Mini Bus running from the front of Chester Railway Station to Chester Zoo is not running in 2011

Bus

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.

First
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


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First Number 1 Service

On Suns and Bank Holidays, Arriva 411, 412 to main entrance. Click here >>> http://www.arrivabus.co.uk
Chester Zoo location : Click here >>> www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?
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).

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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.

Prices
See Zoo Website

Opening Times
See Zoo Website

Access
The zoo is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs with plenty of disabled and parent and baby toilet facilities.

Taxi Tour Black Cab Taxi from Princess Street to Chester Zoo £7.50
Taxi Tours


http://www.chesterzoo-holidays.co.uk
Chester Zoo Holidays are the perfect way to treat the family, from just £99 for a family of four you can enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel close to Chester Zoo and entry to the attraction.
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Chester Zoo Gift Vouchers

Discount vouchers available on Ebay

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Oakfield Manor

- 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 events@chesterzoo.org

Rode Hall

Rode Hall

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.

Scholar Green
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST7 3QP
01270 873 237
www.rodehall.co.uk

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Norton Priory

Norton Priory

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
www.nortonpriory.org
info@nortonpriory.org

Directions
Car : Less than 30 minutes by car from Chester, Liverpool or Manchester
Train : Nearest Station : Runcorn East (1 hour walk approx)

Facilities
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.

Opening Times
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
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

Access
Good access for those with a disability - ring for details.

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Date Visited 2009
ChesterTourist.com Rating **

Speke Hall

A wonderful, rambling Tudor mansion with rich Victorian interiors, set in a wooded estate on the banks of the Mersey with views of the Wirral and North Wales from The Bund.

Speke Hall
The Walk
Liverpool
L24 1XD
08457 585 702
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-spekehall/
spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Directions
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

Opening Times
See Website

Date Visited 2009
ChesterTourist.com Rating ***

Stretton Watermill

www.strettonwatermill.org.uk
Stretton WatermillStretton Watermill Sign from the single track road

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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)

Directions
Car Stretton Watermill is only 10 minutes drive from Chester, near Farndon, off the A534. It is well signposted.
Train Nearest Station Chester

Facilities
Parking Parking
Mill Gift Shop, Convenient Picnic Area, Accessible Toilets, Historical Displays, Working Models, Lunch/Refreshments available locally.

Opening Times
Open weekends only during April and September from 1pm to 5pm.
May and August 1pm to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday Plus Bank Holidays Mondays.

Admission
Small Admission Charge.

ChesterTourist.com Rating *

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Main Switchboard 01625 534400


Information line 01625 534435


tatton@cheshire.gov.uk


Website:
www.tattonpark.org.uk

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, United Kingdom

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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.

Mansion

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.

Gardens

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.

Farm

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!

 

Old Hall

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.

Tatton Shops

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.

The Parkland

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



Tatton Park Picnic Concerts
20th-21st July 2013
www.tattonparkconcerts.com

Contacts

Main Switchboard 01625 534400

Information line 01625 534435

tatton@cheshire.gov.uk

Website: www.tattonpark.org.uk

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, United Kingdom

National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum. Please click for www.nwm.org.uk

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.

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.
0151 355 5017
www.nwm.org.uk
ellesmereport@thewaterwaystrust.org.uk

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Directions
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

Facilities
Free car park, Working exhibitions, Industrial heritage cruise, full programme of family and school events, Cafe, Gift Shop, Group and family discounts

Opening Times
From April to October, the Museum is open between 10am and 5pm seven days a week.

Admission Costs
See Website

Access
Accessible car parking spaces.
Lift to upper floor of main exhibition.
Mostly level access around the site, although some areas are cobbled.
Wheelchair available.
Tactile maps.
Large-print guide available.
Guide dogs are welcome.

ChesterTourist.com Rating ***

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road
Poynton
Cheshire
SK12 1TD
Tel 01625 874 426
www.enginemuseum.org

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Attractions on Merseyside

Ferry Across The Mersey

Ferry Across The Mersey

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www.liverpoollep.org
www.liverpoollep.org

Twitter 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.

Mersey Ferries


www.merseyferries.co.uk
Mersey Ferries

Victoria Place
Seacombe
Wallasey
Wirral
CH44 6QY
www.merseyferries.co.uk
0151 330 1444

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.

The Voirrey Embroidery Centre


www.voirreycrafts.com
www.voirreycrafts.com

Brimstage Hall
Brimstage, Wirral
CH63 6JA
0151 342 3514 Fax 0151 342 5161
mail@voirreycrafts.com
www.voirreycrafts.com

Port Sunlight Heritage Centre


www.portsunlightvillage.com
Port Sunlight Heritage Centre

23 King George's Drive
Port Sunlight
Wirral
CH62 5DX
0151 644 6466
info@portsunlightvillage.com
www.portsunlightvillage.com

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.

Lady Lever Art Gallery


www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/
Lady Lever Art Gallery

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/
Group Bookings 0151 478 4178 / 4173
Information 0151 478 4136

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Wirral Country Park

www.wirral.gov.uk
0151 648 4371 or 3884

Europa Pools Conway Street Birkenhead Wirral CH41 6RN
Enquiries 0151 647 4182
Bookings 0151 647 4194
Fax 0151 647 4178

West Kirby Marine Lake
Wirral Sailing Centre, West Kirby Marine Lake, South Parade, West Kirby, CH48 0GQ.
Tel : 0151 625 3292 / 2510

National Trust

www.paulmccartney.com    www.visitliverpool.com www.caverncitytours.com

Cavern City Tours

Attractions in Shropshire

Shopping in Shrewsbury

www.smartshrewsbury.com
Shopping in Shrewsbury

Visit Ellesmere

www.visitellesmere.co.uk
www.visitellesmere.co.uk

Attractions in North Wales

Alice in Wonderland Centre

Alice in Wonderland Centre
3 & 4 Trinity Square
Llandudno
North Wales
01492 860 082
alice@wonderland.co.uk

Seaquarium. Please click for more information

Seaquarium

East Parade
Rhyl
Denbighshire
LL18 3AF
01745 344 660
rhyl@seaquarium.co.uk
www.seaquarium.co.uk

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Seaquarium. Please click for more information

Greenfield Valley

Museum, Farm, Heritage Park
Holywell
North Wales
CH8 7QB
01352 714 172
www.greenfieldvalley.com

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Greenfield Valley

The Original Butterfly Man

Craft Workshop
Glyndyfrdwy Village
Denbighshire
LL21 9HW
01490 430 300

Come and visit my Craft Workshop
Choose from many different species of handcrafted wall butterflys

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The Original Butterfly Man

The Plassey

Eyton
Wrexham
LL13 0SP
01978 780 2777
Fax 01978 780 019
www.theplassey.co.uk

Craft & Retail Centre

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The Plassey

Corwen

Stay a while in Corwen

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Corwen

Chirk Castle

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Chirk
Wrexham
LL14 5AF
01691 777 701
chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Located 8 Miles South of Wrexham
Chirk Castle

Gwydir Castle

Llanrwst
North Wales
LL26 0PN
Tel/Fax 01492 641 687
http://www.gwydircastle.co.uk

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Gwydir Castle

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.
South Stack Lighthouse Vistor Centre

www.visitwales.com

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Bodelwyddan Castle

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Bodelwyddan Castle Trust, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, LL18 5YA.
www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk
01745 584 060
Fax 01745 584 563
enquiries@bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk

Loggerheads Country Park

Near Mold Denbighshire
01352 810 614
loggerheads.countrypark@denbighshire.gov.uk
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
info@electricmountain.co.uk
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.
www.cat.org.uk

www.cat.org.uk

0845 330 8355
Fax 01654 702782
info@cat.org.uk
Alternative technology exhibition e.g. wind power, solar power.

Snowdonia
Information on Snowdonia National Park

National Trust

Information on UK Museums
www.information-museums.co.uk    www.24hourmuseum.org.uk    www.englandsnorthwest.com    www.visitcheshire.com    www.picturesofengland.com

Cheshire and Wirral Attractions

Ness Botanic Gardens | South Wirral | www.nessgardens.org.uk

Chester Zoo | Chester | www.chesterzoo.org

Beeston Castle | Near Tarporley | www.english-heritage.org.uk

Stapeley Water Gardens | Nantwich | www.stapeleywg.com

Boat Museum | Ellesmere Port | www.boatmuseum.org.uk

Port Sunlight Village | Port Sunlight Wirral | www.portsunlightvillage.com

Port Sunlight Village | Port Sunlight Wirral | www.portsunlightvillage.com

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker | Nantwich | www.hackgreen.co.uk

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker | Nantwich | www.hackgreen.co.uk

Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre | Widnes | www.catalyst.org.uk

Redhouse Farm | Near Altringham | www.redhousefarm.co.uk

Go Ape ! | Delamere Forest | www.goape.co.uk

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens | Runcorn | www.nortonpriory.org

Gulliver's World | Warrington | www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Bridgemere Garden World | Cheshire | www.bridgemere.co.uk

Salt Museum | Northwich | www.saltmuseum.org.uk

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Salt Museum Northwich

Blakemere Shopping Centre

Unusual gifts, art, clothes, jewellery, sweet shop and more in the Edwardian Courtyard Shops

Chester Road
Sandiway
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2EB
01606 883 261
www.blakemerevillage.com

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cheshiredaysout.co.uk
To get a leaflet please email : info@cheshiredaysout.co.uk
Cheshire Days Out Leaflet

Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre

Home to the world-famous Lovell Radio Telescope and the UK's National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL
01477 571 339
jodrell.visitor.centre@manchester.ac.uk
www.manchester.ac.uk/jodrellbank/viscen

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Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre


www.thelowry.com
The Lowry Arts & Entertainment Centre. Please click for www.thelowry.com


www.arleyhallandgardens.com
Arley Hall and Gardens
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6NA
01565 777 353
Fax 01565 777 465
enquiries@arleyhallandgardens.com
www.arleyhallandgardens.com
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 Festivsl, Country Fair, Horse Trails
Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Garden Festival 22nd - 23rd June 2013 10am - 5pm Arley Hall Gardens Knutsford http://www.arleyhallandgardens.com 01565 777 353

Explore Cheshire Market Towns


http://cheshire.ivisitorguide.com/market-towns

Explore Cheshire Market Towns
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/#!/cheshiretowns
http://cheshire.ivisitorguide.com/market-towns/

Cheshire's Peak District

Official Visitor Guide For Cheshire's Peak District
http://www.cheshirepeakdistrict.com
Official Visitor Guide For Cheshire's Peak District

Wiggly Wobbly Way

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The Wiggly Wobbly Way is a community based Gift Economy project , it inclused a walkway from the riverbank of the Dee which meanders along the foot of the famous Farndon sandstone cliffs on ancient common land and on to a hern and scented fruit and flower garden picnic area.
Wiggly Wobbly Way

Malpas

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