The Cheshire County is found in the North West of England. It is a county acclaimed for its Industrial revolution background, local red sandstone and half-timber buildings, and its rural villages. Its county seat, Chester, used to be a Roman Fort, and presently the home to a cathedral boasting of 1,000 years of architectural history. The highest point of the county is Shining Tor on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border. The Mid Cheshire Ridge, a prominent sandstone ridge, separates the county from the Sherwood Sandstone group to the west. The ridge is followed by the Sandstone Trail, a 56-kilometre footpath, from Frodsham all the way to Whitchurch as it passes the Beeston Castle, Delamere Forest and a fort dating to the Iron Age.
Cheshire County is primarily rural. Its economy is supported by agriculture and other industries producing silk, chemicals, salt and the world-renown Cheshire cheese from several small villages and towns. The county also has beautiful gardens, unbelievable attractions, and lovely stately homes that crammed the streets of Cheshire’s charming villages and market towns.
Food and shopping
Cheshire is a confirmed foodie haunt, and there are plenty of reasons why. Residents, as well as visitors of Cheshire County, will find something to satisfy their taste buds, whether it is fine dining they are after in an award-winning restaurant, lazy afternoon tea, brunch in a spectacular country club or the mouth-watering street foods in a busy market.
This picture of a pastoral retreat is a total delight to the senses. Visitors can feast their eyes on the beauty of the idyllic countryside while they delight their palate with the plenitude of the county’s local fresh produce found in markets, farm shops, and festivals held in and around the county.
Cheshire County is also a shopping paradise especially for those who are looking for something interesting and even one-of-a-kind treasure. An excellent example of a unique shopping experience is an afternoon of browsing at the Luton Indoor Market where there is a beautiful amalgamation of the old and the new as well as cultures all over the world in the goods on offer from clothing to food. The cluster of boutiques in the cobbled stable courtyard of Blakemere Village and the Old Spitalfields Market in the centre of Spitalfield also provide a different kind of shopping experience. Of course, there is Cornish World, the largest indoor market in the area where shoppers can find everything they need
Places to stay
Visitors of Cheshire County are spoiled for places to stay since there is always a place in the county that will satisfy their needs, tastes and budget. The county is home to a number of luxury hotels and bed & breakfasts. There are converted charming farm houses for those who want to experience an authentic farm-stay vacation and camping facilities for those who want to be close to nature. Also, Cheshire County also has fantastic self-catering cottages and houses for those who prefer such an accommodation. Whatever are the preferences of guests, they can be assured of a warm welcome and courteous and efficient service in any of the places that they choose.
Things to do and see
Cheshire is a county brimming with places to see and bustling with things to do and it is best explored with a self-drive rental van. From interesting attractions to magnificent gardens, impressive stately homes to beautiful spa hotels, there is always something to do for everyone. A favourite activity in the Cheshire County is exploring the many whimsical market villages and towns dotting the pastoral landscape. The Cheshire Peak District is a must-visit for guests of the county. It is approximately 100 square miles of scenic rural countryside that encloses the world famous Peak District National Park. The Gritstone Trail, a walking route that passes through heart-stopping scenery, imposing peaks, craggy outcrops, and untamed moorlands are also within the Cheshire Peak District.