Great places in Cheshire you should definitely visit when lockdown is over
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With its rolling hills and stunning countryside, historic landmarks and more, Cheshire is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK.
It’s got breathtaking natural beauty and is steeped in history, which makes it a wonderful home as well as a popular tourist destination.
And after spending the last few months confined to our homes, many of us will come to realise how easily we take these beautiful surroundings for granted.
We’ve come up with just a select few places that may well be top of your to-do-list when normality resumes and the government lifts restrictions.
Right now, many of these places may not be open to the public but there is nothing to stop you planning the wonderful trips you’re going to do when lockdown is over, and it’ll be something great for you to look forward to.
This wonderful piece of history near Tarporley has a five star excellent TripAdvisor rating.
The beautifully restored water mill stands in two acres of wildlife-rich countryside and you’ll get chance to have a unique hands-on experience of a working water mill – experiencing the whole journey from the grain arriving at the mill, to the flour pouring into the sacks.
A tour of the mill lasts around 40 minutes and takes you on a Victorian journey and there’s also have a tea room and beautiful wildlife rich grounds, as well as a fantastic dipping pond.
White Nancy in Bollington is a lovely spot to walk to that will give you amazing views of the Cheshire hills if you’re up to the walk.
This striking monument was built in 1817 to commemorate the victory of the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo and stands 18 foot high.
It’s an incredibly peaceful and tranquil place to spend some time and on a clear day you’ll be able to see as far as Snowdonia.
National Trust properties
It’s definitely worth visiting one of the county’s National Trust properties – we have some amazing ones.
They’re fascinating, beautiful and also child friendly, so you can take the kids for a great day out.
They include Quarry Bank Mill, Lyme Park, Dunham Massey, Tatton Park and Little Moreton Hall.
Visit the birthplace of author Lewis Carroll and enjoy an Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea at the Dormouse Tearooms.
When they open once again for business, you can enjoy a wide range of quality home cooked food & drinks , including breakfast , brunch , lunch or traditional afternoon teas.
Ride the canals
Cheshire is full of canals so why not hire a canal boat for the day and take a peaceful ride through the beautiful countryside?
You’ll get to enjoy sites of historic interest along the way, and stop off and explore some pretty towns and villages.
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
Originally part of the estate of Thomas Parr, this stunning walled garden was later saved and transformed back to its former glory.
Here you’ll find a pleasure garden with three ponds, a fully stocked kitchen garden and a cafe serving food fresh from it.
It’s a wonderful place to have a stroll or walk the dog and enjoy some peace and tranquility.
Chester Cathedral Falconry & Gardens
This family friendly attraction gives you the chance to see some of the most spectacular birds of prey, right up close, in the heart of Chester and learn all about birds, reptiles, bugs and more.
Expert falconers are always on hand to talk about any aspect of the birds and their habitats
From daily flying displays to children’s nature trails and a look at the other wildlife in the centre, there is plenty to keep all of the family entertained.
Crewe Heritage Centre
The Crewe Heritage Centre is based in a truly unique location, right in the heart of the Grand Junction Railway, so for something different, it’s a good place to visit.
The site is connected to the mainline railway network with frequent visiting main line steam and Diesel locomotives present on site. There are also three spectacular miniature railways, offering 3.5″, 5″ and 7.25″ gauges.
Marbury Country Park
At Marbury Country Park you can wander along the mere with splendid views over the water to the church at Great Budworth, or explore the arboretum and community orchard. There’s also a children’s play area and picnic area.
With a pathed area as well as walks through the trees, Budworth lake is also a good spot for the dogs to cool off on a hot day.
Blaze Farm in Wildboarclough is an award winning farm set on the edge of the Peak District. It’s famous for its Hilly Billy Ice Cream– all made on the farm using milk from the Peak District, and Tea Rooms and offers mouth-watering home baked cakes.
Stroll along one of the nature trails, spot the different wildlife and take in the breathtaking views through the meadows and woodland. Watch the lambing in the Springtime and the sheep-shearing in the summer.
Blaze Farm is free to enter but to keep it that way staff rely on the sales of food, drinks and ice creams picnics aren’t allowed.