History, industry, countryside – and cheese! Cheshire has it all.
Between Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales, the county of Cheshire is a pocket of ancient history and beautiful countryside, with some precious jewels that are well worth seeking out.
The county town of Chester is one of the most complete walled cities in the country, full of history and ancient buildings. It is known today for excellent shopping, in the famous Rows and other black-and-white shopping streets. Another major attraction in the city is Chester Races, on the Roodee, the old racecourse within sight of the city walls.
Apart from Chester and the industrial towns of Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn along the River Mersey, Cheshire is mostly rural, with some beautiful countryside to explore. Parts of the Cheshire Plain are rich farmland, ideal for the production of Cheshire cheese, while the hills and coastline of North Wales and the Peak District of Derbyshire are within easy reach for days out and short breaks.
The historic railway industry at Crewe, and salt mining since Roman times around Nantwich and Middlewich, have left their marks on the landscape, with fascinating towns and villages to explore at your leisure.
And in a Churchill retirement apartment in Cheshire, leisure is something you’ll have plenty of!