Cheshire is, in the main, rural. To its west and south are the Welsh Hills and to its east is the Peak District, creating a lovely area of woodland, farmland and winding rivers. The soil is particularly good for cattle, and Cheshire is famous in particular for its delicious cheese. With plenty of farmer's and shops selling fresh produce, visitors are attracted from across the United Kingdom and abroad, and there are plenty of accommodation options for them too. These include attractive and comfortable B&Bs as well as bigger historic hotels in the larger towns and citie,s such as Chester and Macclesfield. Book into any of these during your visit and you have the perfect base for exploring one of England's most pleasant counties.
The vast range of hotel, guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation across Cheshire means that you have all sorts of possibilities for a flexible and enjoyable stay here. Whether you're looking for a small, family-run guesthouse in a typical small market town like Northwich or want to immerse yourself in the attractions of Chester by staying in a historic hotel there, the choice is yours. From the rolling hills to sleepy rivers and winding lanes, you'll find that much of Cheshire is the same as it was a century or more ago. It's the perfect place to come if you want to combine relaxation with fresh air and a wealth of great attractions.
If you're struggling over where to go with the kids on your next break, Cheshire has all you could possibly want. Chester, the county town, is incidentally a gateway to North Wales and Merseyside if you fancy branching farther afield and have the time to do so. The city of Chester itself, with its old Tudor buildings, dates from Roman times and is full of interest, making it a good base. Stay in a family friendly Cheshire hotel or guesthouse here and you can use the excellent road system for quickly getting around the county.
The kids will love Chester Zoo, and history buffs will be impressed by the many legacies of the Industrial Revolution in Cheshire. A majority of Cheshire's towns and villages have names that end in 'wich', and they played a major role in the once crucial salt industry. In Northwich's Weaver Hall Museum you can enjoy interactive exhibitions about how salt is made. Take a trip from the National Waterways Museum to Ellesmere Port to take in the famous old docks and canals, or visit the warships docked at Birkenhead. The possibilities for an enjoyable holiday are endless when you're staying at a local hotel or B&B in the county.
Cheshire has many fine gardens and stately homes too, and the National Trust has lots of important properties in the county, such as Aldington Hall and Arley Hall. You basically have everything you need here for a really fabulous time.