Cheshire mixes culture and history wonderfully and is an excellent location for a short destination away. With the historic city of Chester, the breathtaking views of the Cheshire countryside and small historic towns like Nantwich, you will be sure to have a magical time. Why not experience the amazing views from the wheel of a luxury classic car. Anything from a Ferrari to an Aston Martin, what better way to tour the area in style!
With such a vast area to cover, there are a number of experiences for you to explore, a selection of which are outlined below.
A popular location and one which is well worth a visit is the historical walled city of Chester. This delightful city is steeped in history and the best way to explore your surroundings is by foot. Why not have the assistance of a guided tour? Be sure to visit the Cathedral and Roman Amphitheatre and there is always the option of a boat trip along the River Dee. This wonderful city will inspire and charm.
Another fantastic place to visit would be the picturesque and historic market town of Nantwich found in the heart of the lush Cheshire countryside. For many years its fashionable shops, pubs, restaurants and places of particular historical interest have maintained its fine reputation. Nantwich used to be the the centre of England's Salt mining industry. Visit the excellent salt houses and museums which can be found in the town nestled among the black and white buildings. Enjoy lunch at the stylish and popular Residence Restaurant.
You could experience a private tour of Arley Hall and Gardens with Lord Ashbrook. This enchanting property has been in Lord Ashbrook's family since the fifteenth century and is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. The gardens are amongst the finest in Britain and are vibrant, varied and charming. The hall is an impressive example of a Victorian country house built in the Elizabethan style.
Grand Tourist would also strongly recommend a trip to Tatton Park; it is just beautiful. It is one of the largest and most popular visitor attractions in the North West. Why not take a picnic and enjoy the surroundings of the park and gardens but watch out for the deer who have been resident here since 1920!
If you are a car enthusiast, then why not visit Oulton Park. The race circuit is built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside. The circuit has always been popular with fans due to the fantastic picturesque Cheshire scenery and the circuit is home to the annual round of the British Touring Cars Championship.
For the adventurer in you, why not experience Falconry at Peckforton Castle. Set in the Peckforton Hills, the castle offers a range of activities with the birds of prey including hands-on experiences. The castle is also home to "off road" Land Rover experiences and wonderful grounds.
Alternative places to visit would include Capesthorne Hall; a distinctive Jacobean style house with magnificent hall and gardens, Beeston Castle; known as the formidable 'castle of the rock' - you can climb to the top of the crag and experience incredible views over the Pennines and Welsh mountains or Cholmondeley Castle; a romantic castle from the 19th century which stands high over a lake. All have a particular significance in Cheshire history. The choice is yours!
For food and wine lovers, then the Champagne Bar on the 5th floor of the Abode Hotel in Chester should not be missed or for a more traditional setting, afternoon tea at the Jacobean Crewe Hall Hotel in the stunning surroundings of the Sheridan Lounge would be lovely. This hotel is full of character and steeped in history. It even has its own chapel!
With so much to see and do, relax and rejuvenate in the lavish surroundings of a country house hotel. Nunsmere Hall is one of true beauty and style set on an island bounded by three sides of a 60 acre lake. The hotel boosts an award winning restaurant and wonderful landscape views. A welcoming glass of chilled champagne would be on offer to welcome your arrival.
If you really want to arrive at the hotel in style, then Grand Tourist can organise a helicopter for you?
For a more luxurious stay, then stay in the heart of Chester at the award winning Chester Grosvenor Hotel. The hotel is a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary style. You will dine in the Simon Radley, which has not only retained the coverted Michelin star since 1990 but has also been awarded 4 AA Rosettes and is renowned throughout the country for its creative menus and extensive wine collection.
This magnificent experience of the Cheshire landscape is one that will take you to a world away from the busy daily routine. Relax and enjoy exploring Cheshire stoping off as you please in your classic car. Take a picnic and enjoy Dunham Massey Hall or a trip to the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, the choices are endless. Let Grand Tourist take care of everything for you.
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