Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Cheshire

 

Wirral Holiday Brochure

Wirral Peninsula is placed between the River Dee and the River Mersey, overlooking both the Welsh Hills and the spectacular Liverpool skyline. Well connected to the rest of the country, Wirral is the ideal location for those wanting to get away from it all.


Cheshire


Cheshire is an attractive and affluent county with beautiful countryside, just south of the industrialised cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It is handily placed as a stop-off between the south of England and either Wales to the west or Scotland and the Lake District to the north with its own major tourist centre in the beautiful walled city of Chester. The word Chester means camp or fort from the ancient Briton Legacchestir - 'the camp of the legions' which was shortened to Chester.

The county has some of the finest countryside in England and the visitor can take a pleasure boat along the River Dee where once Roman galleys sailed. In rural Cheshire you will find towns and villages a-plenty with black and white half-timbered buildings, castles and ivy-covered churches amongst beautiful fields and scenery. Why not take a scenic walk and enjoy the relaxed pace of life in the green lanes of rural Cheshire or if you're more adventurous explore the many caves and potholes nearby.

Cheshire covers 900 square miles and it's main towns are Chester, Warrington, Crewe, Widnes, Macclesfield and Congleton. It's natural features include the rivers Mersey, Dee and Weaver, making Cheshire a fertile plain. The tourist attractions include salt mines which were worked from the Roman times up until the 1920's. The county has a population of just under a million and combines traditional dairy farming with textile and chemical industries.

Rural Cheshire is a great place for bird-watching and stretches from the Dee estuary in the north with its swans and other water birds to Shropshire's rolling hills to the south. West takes you to the Welsh borders where many a battle was fought in the Middle Ages and to the east are the breathtaking flatlands of the Cheshire Plain.

In rural Cheshire you can find Norman castles, Iron Age Hill Forts, ancient churches, cycle trails, beautiful walks, medieval bridges and bridle paths. Chief among the castles is Beeston Castle with its fabulous views over the Cheshire countryside.

Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Cheshire tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Cheshire tourist board or similar organisation.