There are great times to be had in Cheshire

Cheshire, located between North Wales and the Peak District, is one of the really charming counties of England. Full of places to see, things to do and some wonderful natural sights as well. For a weekend away or even for a holiday, Cheshire is ideal for a nice relaxing break in some great surroundings.

Chester is the main city of Cheshire and is situated on the River Dee. You could base yourself here for exploring the county or if not it is still worth a visit for a day. Chester Cathedral is particularly beautiful and they began building it in 1092, the construction taking hundreds of years. Indeed, parts of Chester are over two thousand years old dating back to Roman times.

The Romans made Chester one of their main bases in England and the amphitheatre is still there and in the Roman Gardens there is a reconstruction of a hypocaust which is Roman under floor heating. Chester Zoo is great and is one of the best zoos in Europe.

In the rest of the county there are many listed buildings to be seen, one of the more famous being Little Moreton Hall near Congleton. Other estates and gardens to visit include Capesthorne Hall and Arley Gardens. There are also many market towns and smaller villages to walk around and plenty of local produce to purchase including the famous Cheshire Cheese.

There is plenty of open space for hikers where they can walk across miles of moorland and pasture land taking in the peaceful serenity of the beautiful countryside around them. Or they can follow one of the many paths and trails, maybe stopping for a picnic along the way. For horse riders there are over two hundred miles of bridleways to ride along.