Local Information and Activities

Cheshire is unique - an exceptionally beautiful British landscape; a country of rich heritage; and a creative hotbed, brimming with breath taking scenery and dramatic landscapes, Cheshire delights just about everybody. You could catch world-class live music and cutting-edge science stars in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope or you could experience opera and classical performances in the middle of a farmer's field.

You can discover a place where community spirit is a creative force - from Chester's Storyhousearts hub, to Macclesfield's "repurposed" venues. It's a place where rural and industrial traditions come together.

See all the ways you can enjoy Cheshire here.

Sightseeing in Cheshire

There are so many things to do in Cheshire and so many attractions to visit, you wouldn't want to miss a thing! Whether you're travelling alone or with loved ones, there is something to interest everyone. Cheshire is abundant with quirky museums and hidden gems waiting to be explored as well as countless stunning gardens, places to take the kids for a magical day out and festivals that will leave you wanting more.

Its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain’s most popular places for an unforgettable short break.

Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse, and largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old cathedral and 700 year old unique shopping rows.

Chester is also home to the UK's number one zoo, book your tickets here to see the most visited visitor attraction outside of London.

Explore the city aboard an open top or heritage bus, take a guided walking tour of the city or enjoy a leisurely sail up the river on one of Chester’s pleasure cruises.

Whether you are visiting for an indulgent city break or family day out, you’ll find something that suits your mood and budget here.

Food & Drink in Cheshire

Find some of the best places to eat out in Cheshire here!

Cheshire is well established as a foodie favourite and it's easy to see why. If you live in Cheshire or are just visiting, you'll find something to suit you here; whether you are looking for fine dining in an award winning restaurant, lunch in a beautiful country pub, delicious afternoon tea or the best street food at a bustling market. Cheshire has it all.

With an abundance of award winning restaurants, country pubs and quaint cafes all serving only the best, fresh local produce, you are sure to find plenty of places for eating out in Chester and Cheshire, to suit both your palate and your pocket.

For visitors to Cheshire, this pastoral beauty is a delight for the eyes as much as for the taste buds. Choose to visit some of our county's many farm shops, markets and festivals, but not forgetting to take refreshment at one of our many country pubs, perhaps lunch in one of our historic stately homes or even visit a local brewery!

Whether it’s a home-baked pie in a cosy country pub or a Michelin-starred dish at an award-winning restaurant, the range of quality venues serving fresh local produce is many and varied in Chester.

Take a break from shopping or visiting the many attractions and stop by one of the many tea rooms and cafes for freshly brewed coffee and a slice of homemade cake or sample some real ale in one of the many pubs.

Enjoy afternoon tea at The Chester Grosvenor and your fruit scones will doubtless be treated to Cheshire’s best clotted cream and locally-made strawberry jam.

There are so many places to eat out in Chester and Cheshire, let your taste buds lead the way!

Money

In Cheshire and the whole of the UK, the pound sterling is the legal tender. Practically anywhere in the towns, you can pay at every register with cash, PIN and chip-cards.

Emergency Phone Numbers

You certainly hope it will never be necessary, but something might happen during your visit which requires medical attention. Keep the following numbers close at hand:

999 The national emergency phone number.
You can use this to receive urgent care from
doctors, police and fire departments. You can reach them on any phone. 
101 The natioanl non-emergency phone number.
This is the national phone number for non-urgent care and problems. For emergency care, dial 999.
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