Cheshire

Cheshire Chase

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Overview

From Norton Priory head to Runcorn and on to Widnes on the Mersey Estuary. Explore Warrington before passing through Appleton to Arley Hall. Enjoy the magnificent Tatton Hall and then head to Disley in the Goyt Valley. Take in Macclesfield before setting off to scale Shining Tor.

Norton Priory

Explore a beautiful 2.5 acre Georgian walled garden and the National Collection of Quince, alongside the historic Norton Priory ruins – where you can see a large number of artefacts and exhibits including the 12th century undercroft building.

Runcorn

Take in the ruins of Halton Castle or explore the Runcorn Hill Nature Reserve or visit the spectacular Silver Jubilee Bridge connecting Runcorn and Widnes.

Widnes

On the other side of The Silver Jubilee Bridge in Widnes you can take in the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre or visit Spike Island, an award winning parkland with a canal and industrial heritage on the banks of the Mersey Estuary.

Warrington

Enjoy the displays and exhibits at the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. Elsewhere children will love the theme park at Gulliver’s World. Close by a trip to Sankey Park reveals sculpture works, wildlife and paths to explore. Walton Hall & Gardens has a children’s zoo, parkland and formal gardens.

Appleton

Pass through the village of Appleton, stopping to take in the site of Grappenhall Hays House and Walled Garden. Whilst the house has been demolished you can still see the old ha-ha and neo-classical lodges.

Arley

Arley is home to the stunning Arley Hall & Gardens – an impressive hall dating to the 15th century where you can explore the house rooms and galleries – don’t miss the masterpiece of the main staircase. Outside you can explore the gardens, chapel and sculptures.

Tatton

Take some time to explore the magnificent Tatton Park, a stunning neo classical stately home. Over 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a 1,000 acre deer park, a working farm, haunted hall and range of shops ensure there is something for everyone.

Disley

Set in the Goyt Valley on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the picturesque village of Disley has some stunning scenery – take in the peaks and rolling moorland or may be head for nearby Lyme Park, of Pride & Prejudice fame, with its mansion house, gardens and deer park.

Macclesfield

A gateway to both the Cheshire Plains and the Peak District, Macclesfield has a host of attractions for visitors. Take in Macclesfield Silk Museum and Jodrell Bank Observatory, or explore Macclesfield Forest for some peace and quiet.

Shining Tor

On the border with Derbyshire, Shining Tor offers some stunning views across the Goyt Valley and surrounding countryside, including Kinder Scout and a chance to enjoy some fresh air in the Peak District.

Overview

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Norton Priory

2
3.0 miles

Runcorn

3
3.6 miles

Widnes

4
7.0 miles

Warrington

5
4.0 miles

Appleton

6
4.4 miles

Arley

7
11.1 miles

Tatton

8
20.3 miles

Disley

9
10.0 miles

Macclesfield

10
5.1 miles

Shining Tor

What to see and do…

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Chester St David’s

St David's Park, Ewloe Deeside, Cheshire, CH5 3YB

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1EW

Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre

Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RE

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF

About the Cheshire Chase Trail

Distance:68 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:4

Leave the Norton Priory and head to Runcorn, before crossing the Silver Jubilee Bridge to the rugby league stronghold of Widnes on the Mersey Estuary. Take in Warrington and then pass through Appleton en route to the magnificent Arley Hall. Explore the stunning sprawling gardens and grounds of Tatton Hall before reaching Disley in the Goyt Valley. Explore Macclesfield before setting off to climb the heights of Shining Tor to enjoy some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

Gardners Delight

Take in Cheshire’s gardens – explore blooms and displays of Norton Priory Gardens, the impressive Arley Hall Gardens, Walton Hall or the formal gardens and rolling parkland of Tatton Hall.

Wonderful Landscape

The Cheshire country landscape offers visitors a combination of rolling hills, wooded river valleys and some spectacular panoramic vistas from the peaks of places like Shining Tor on the edge of the Peak District.

Country Piles

Cheshire is home to some impressive stately homes – take your time to enjoy Arley Hall, Walton Hall and the magnificent Tatton Hall estate on this trail. Or visit Eaton Hall gardens home to the Duke of Westminster.

Also Nearby

Chester St David’s

St David's Park, Ewloe Deeside, Cheshire, CH5 3YB

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1EW

Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre

Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RE

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF