Cheshire is a charming, rural county in the North West of England and separates the areas of the Peak District in Derbyshire and the hills of North Wales. The red sandstone, quarried from the area was used to construct the cathedrals at Liverpool and Chester. The area is noted for its dairy farming and production of the famous Cheshire Cheese as well as for its many, very pretty towns and village.
Here are some ideas for places to explore if you rent a caravan in Cheshire:
Historic town of Chester
Chester is a town famous for its Roman walls and collections of artefacts to be found in the Grosvenor Museum. The river Dee runs though the centre of Chester; take a river cruise or enjoy coffee and a cake at one of the many riverside cafes.
A great family day out can be had at Chester Zoo with the UK’s largest breeding colonies of orangutans and chimpanzees.
Hang out with the “Celebs” at Alderley Edge
Enjoy spectacular views at the sandstone escarpment from which the Edge takes its name.
The area is also known as the Golden Triangle of villages where many celebrities, footballers and actors have their houses. Browse the many exclusive shops, boutiques, fancy delis and upmarket travel agents, where the WAGs spend their time and money.
A country town for quiet walks – Nantwich
A stunningly quaint town, where many buildings with black and white timber facades can be seen, located on the banks of the river Weaver. Meander amongst the boutiques, craft and antique shops and pay a visit to the market where you can taste samples of the products for sale. Nantwich hosts many festivals throughout the year including a Jazz festival, a celebration of the International cheese awards and a traditional show.
Down at the marina the many canal boats start their journeys along one of three main waterways – the Four Counties Ring, the Llangollen Canal and the Shropshire Canal.
Discover the secrets of Hack Green Secret Bunker that has been top-secret for over forty years. Since being de-classified, members of the public can now explore the labyrinth of passages and rooms underground that could have been the regional government’s action centre if World War III had broken out.
Take a nature walk at Spike Island
The winner of a Green Flag Award, this is a vast area of open parkland with industrial archaeological remnants of interest, plus a canal. Situated on the banks of the estuary of the River Mersey near Widnes, you can watch the ongoing construction of the new Mersey Gateway, a six-lane toll bridge due to open in 2017. Explore the wet-land areas, grasslands and woodland areas, or take part in an orienteering group outing.
Views from the Observatory at Jodrell Bank
At this centre of astronomical sciences, you can see the giant Lovell Telescope which has been in operation for many years. It is possible to walk halfway around the telescope, one of the largest radio scopes in the world.
It is becoming more popular to rent a caravan for a holiday or even for a short break, in many counties and Cheshire is no exception. Hotels and holiday cottage rental prices can be quite steep but if you rent a caravan in Cheshire it’s much more economical. Rates can vary depending on how luxurious your taste is but there is usually something for every price range.