Cheshire is bordered by Merseyside, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh county of Clwyd to the west. Some Greater Manchester locals still refer to being in Cheshire.
Cheshire has a population of just over 1,000,000 people. The county town is the Roman cathedral city of Chester with other significant towns at Warrington, Crewe, Congleton and Ellesmere Port.
The stunning landscape of Cheshire is mainly rural and dotted with villages. The county contains numerous stately homes, castles and places to explore – the city of Chester is a particular attraction for visitors.