Places to Visit
We are always happy to suggest a place to eat and have an extensive knowledge of local pubs and restaurants. Here are some of our most favorite nearby places to eat.
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
Nestled within historic parkland there are 70 acres of beautiful gardens offering magnificent displays through the seasons, and are filled with colour and botanical delights. A children’s farm and play area make this a great family day out. There’s a full programme of events throughout the year, too.
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm
The Ice Cream Farm offers an amazing flavour of activity. From ‘Strawberry Falls’ adventure golf, ‘Rocky Road’ mini Land Rover experience and ‘Honeycomb Canyon’, Europe’s Largest Sand and Water Play, to ‘Daisy’s Garden’, a free play experience with a difference that includes a snow-emitting, life size magical ice cream tree, there are activities available for the whole family.
Try your hand at making your own candles. They also have a fully equipped Craft Workshop where adults and children of all ages can get their creative juices flowing and let their imagination run wild!
Perched on an outcrop above the Cheshire Plain, Beeston Castle was a built in the 13th century, by an earl of Chester. It is a stiff walk to the top, but the views make it all worthwhile. The crag on which Beeston sits shows the power of the ice sheets that once covered Cheshire – one side has been gouged into a steep cliff, while the other is a more gentle slope, making it a perfect place for a fortress.
Chester’s unique walled city centre is packed with history ranging from ancient Roman ruins and a 900 year old Cathedral, to 13th Century half timbered shops. In the mainly pedestrianised city centre you’ll find stylish designer stores rubbing shoulders with familiar high street names and quirky gift shops. When it comes to eating out you’ll be spoilt for choice – almost every type of cuisine can be found here and at a range of prices to suit most budgets. You’ll also find traditional English pubs brimming with character and contemporary wine bars making the most of the city’s architectural heritage.
One of the leading zoos in the world. Not only does it have a huge and varied collection of animals, but it is also a world leader in conservation programmes – so children and adults alike will enjoy a day at Chester Zoo. The zoo is just half an hour away, on the same side of Chester as Hill House Farm, so it’s easily reached.
The Crocky Trail in Cheshire is a family friendly adventure playground, providing fresh air & fun for adults and children alike! How much fun will you have?
Hampton Springs Fishery
Hampton Springs Fishery is situated in the scenic countryside of south Cheshire beneath the Bickerton Hills. The fishery is made up of eight attractive spring-fed lakes with a total of 12 acres of water. Each lake is stocked with a variety of coarse fish of different sizes and caters for both the beginner and experienced angler.
The River Dee
The river is 70 miles long and stretches through Wales and Chester. On the bank of the river is the ‘Groves’, a paved promenade complete with bandstand, cafés, restaurants and public houses. Take a stroll along the riverbank or propel yourself in a motorboat, a rowing boat or a pedal.
Chester Race Course
Attracting over 330,000 visitors annually at race day fixtures and non-race day events, Chester Race Course is open throughout the year. It is only a tweny minute drive away.
Tarporley is a large village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. It is bypassed by the A49 and A51 roads, and holds a regular country market on the first Saturday of each month. Tarporley is near the site of a prehistoric settlement.
Tattenhall is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Tattenhall and District, 8 miles south-east of Chester, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.