Cheshire

Cheshire Circle

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Overview

From Ellesmere Port set off for the Roman city of Chester. Enjoy picturesque Beeston Castle and the railway town of Crewe before arriving in the market town of Congleton. From Macclesfield, enjoy Alderley Edge and Northwich before finishing at the Delamere Forest.

Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port is well known for its shopping – the coastal town is home to Coliseum Leisure Park and Cheshire Oaks – the largest discount village in the country, attracting over 7m shoppers annually. Ellesmere Port Leisure provides an aquarium, bowling facilities, cinemas and plenty of restaurants.

Chester

The great Roman city of Chester, offers visitors a wealth of historic attractions including Chester Castle, Roman City Walls, Chester Cathedral as well as the Racecourse and Chester Zoo. The city attracts large number of visitors and tourists each year to take in the sights.

Beeston

Picturesque Beeston on the Cheshire Plain is home to Beeston Castle, which stands 350ft tall on the sheer rocky crags and offers visitors some outstanding views that stretch over 8 counties. Take in the castle and then relax and explore the surrounding woodland, a haven for wildlife.

Crewe

Think of Crewe and you inevitably think of railways – visit the Crewe Heritage Centre with its extensive range of railway museums and exhibitions. Elsewhere you can take in the historic Queen Alexander Park and the shopping at The Market.

Congleton

The market town of Congleton – also known as Beartown due to its unorthodox 17th century involvement in bear-baiting contests - on the banks of the River Dane is an ideal place for a river walk, a visit to Little Moreton Hall or the nearby stately home Capesthorne Hall.

Macclesfield

A gateway to both the Cheshire Plains and Peak District, Macclesfield has a host of attractions for visitors. Take in Macclesfield Silk Museum, world famous Jodrell Bank- an observatory founded by Bernard Lovell and surrounded by countryside, or explore Macclesfield Forest for some peace and quiet.

Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge provides some fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the dramatic red sandstone landscape and discover a Bronze Age burial mound at the highest point on the Edge you can find. The town itself is popular with many premiership footballers with shops and café’s to suit.

Northwich

In the heart of the Cheshire Plain where the River Dane and River Weaver meet, the market town of Northwich is known as the salt capital of the world given its mining and salt extraction heritage. Take in the Lion Salt Works, the Anderton Boat Lift or the Weaver Hall Museum.

Delamere Forest

The largest area of woodland in Cheshire, Delamere Forest offers you the opportunity to take some time to relax and explore – by foot, bike or horseback. Explore a trail, zip through the treetops or patiently seek the local the wildlife.

Overview

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Ellesmere Port

2
8.9 miles

Chester

3
11.4 miles

Beeston

4
14.1 miles

Crewe

5
12.5 miles

Congleton

6
8.9 miles

Macclesfield

7
6.4 miles

Alderley Edge

8
14.6 miles

Northwich

9
8.2 miles

Delamere Forest

What to see and do…

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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 Circle Trail

Distance:85 miles
Cities / Towns:9
Number Of Businesses:3

Leave Ellesmere Port with its extensive shopping possibilities on the coast and head to the ancient Roman city of Chester to explore a number of the historic sights. Visit picturesque Beeston Castle to take in the views before arriving in the railway town of Crewe. Enjoy the market town of Congleton before exploring Macclesfield and then head out to Alderley Edge to take in some spectacular countryside. Discover Northwich – the salt capital of the world – before arriving to relax and explore the Delamere Forest.

Shop ' til You Drop

If you like shopping, then you’ll enjoy the retail offering Ellesmere Port – home to hundreds of shops and retail outlets for designer brands.

Market Marvels

Explore the delights of Cheshire’s market towns – pretty Beeston, bustling Macclesfield or Northwich on the Cheshire Plain give visitors an opportunity to relax and enjoy the local sights.

Forest Fun

Explore the Delamere Forest, Cheshire’s largest swathe of woodland – head for the trails by bike, on foot or by horseback and may be take the time to enjoy a picnic.

Also Nearby

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