For a relaxing escape from the daily grind, why not visit Cheshire, bordering Wales at its northern tip? The city of Chester has over 2000 years of history to draw on, such as the Roman Amphitheatre, or the 1000-year old city cathedral. A short walk from this is the Grosvenor Hotel, perfect for drinks in an elegant setting. Also incredibly elegant is the historic Tatton Park, in Knutsford, home to a stunning medieval manor house, rolling acres of land and a deer park. For the kids, there is Gulliver’s World – a theme park in Warrington that gives them a chance to hop on log flumes, swing from trees and even go to clown school! Of course, it’s not all stunning architecture and kid’s fun – avid walkers will be pleased to know The Sandstone Trail stretches from Frodsham to Whitchurch, a whopping 55 kilometres – and what’s better than returning to your cosy holiday cottage after a day in nature?
Dark Ark Cottage is a romantic rural retreat for two boasting a rustic wooden exterior and sleek modern interior. Enjoy a romantic weekend break with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a nearby waterfall. The secluded cottage is set amongst peaceful woodland near Manley in Cheshire.
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This Grade II listed former barn near Nantwich, reputed to have been slept in by Oliver Cromwell, has been beautifully restored while retaining many original features. It is in the grounds of a dairy farm, in glorious unspoilt countryside.
Inquisitive minds will love a trip to ‘Catalyst’, the Science Discovery Centre in Widnes, the Cheshire Falconry Centre in Northwich, or the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmore Port. Also fascinating is the Jodrell Bank Observatory, where you can learn about radio telescopes from professionals. For a more relaxed day with the whole family, the Chester Zoo can be found in Upton, well reputed in the whole of the UK. To find out more about local history, there is the Cheshire Military Museum – perfect for any army buffs in the family. Relax in the pretty Grosvenor Park and let the kids let off some steam. Ness Botanic Gardens can also be found in the city, where you can feast your eyes on splendid floral displays and maybe even bring a picnic. Once there, don’t forget to visit Chester's two-mile ring of Roman and medieval walls! Stunning black and white timbered houses line these Cheshire streets, which will all give you many fine memories of your visit here.