Where traditional English coexists with contemporary lifestyle
Cheshire is where traditional English country life happily exists alongside chic shopping and Michelin-starred restaurants. Take a good look around Chester, acknowledged as one of the prettiest cities in Europe. It is completely unique with its black and white timbered buildings, a walkable Roman wall that encircles the town, the famous “Rows”, England’s oldest racecourse, an impressive Cathedral that is free to everyone and a beautiful river frontage much loved by rowers. Chester is also a vibrant place to shop and has many lovely places to eat or just enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine.
Just outside Chester you will find Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s finest, and home to many endangered species, and Cheshire Oaks, the UK’s largest designer outlet village – a must for shopaholics. Further afield you can enjoy villages with designer boutiques such as Tarporley and Alderley Edge, small towns with foodie markets and festivals such as Nantwich and Macclesfield, and marinas where you can hire a boat and really enjoy the countryside nice and slowly. Cheshire is famous for its gardens, and Tatton Park and Arley Hall are just two of the many to be enjoyed. And if you enjoy something more challenging, get the wind in your hair in the Cheshire Peak District – don’t forget to stop off for a pint at the Bollington Brewery. When you are done with exploring, relax with a game of golf at one of the county’s many excellent golf courses or golf resorts, or wind down in one of its gorgeous spas.
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