The County of Cheshire


Cheshire is a county in North West England. The County town in Chester, with the renowned Chester Zoo close by and Chester Cathedral. It is mostly rural with a small number of towns and villages. Cheshire Cheese is produced here, and salt is also still mined here, although a lot of the salt mines have closed.

Bases in Cheshire


From Anderton travel on the 60ft Anderton Boat Lift to the Trent and Mersey Canal, tour the city of Chester with a Roman or shop in the heart of Manchester.

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Wrenbury Mill is set on the Llangollen canal. Do the Four Counties ring from here, or head towards Chirk and then Llangollen.

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Nantwich was once famous for producing salt and lies on the Shropshire Union Canal, it is a medieval market town famous for its black and white timbered buildings. Cruise the Four Counties Ring from here which links the counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands or cruise along the whole of the Llangollen canal across the famous aqueducts.

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Located on the Cheshire Ring and Four Counties Ring, close to Llangollen canal

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An excellent boat to explore the Macclesfield and Peak Forest canals or go further afield and around the Cheshire Ring or up onto the Caldon Canal.

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