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

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Tattenhall is an ideal starting point for lots of routes, which include the ancient city of Chester, the Four-Counties Ring, the Cheshire Ring, the Llangollen Canal and the Shropshire Union Canal. Under the shadow of Beeston Castle and only a five hour cruise from historic Chester city centre, the Marina is ideally located to explore a vast selection of the canal network. Continuing on into Chester, with fantastic views of the walled city, Chester Zoo makes a great stopover for children and then on to Ellesmere Port, which joins the Manchester Ship Canal and is the home of the Boat Museum. It's well worth a visit.

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