What to See and Do
There are so many things to see and do in Chester and Cheshire within easy reach of Nunsmere Hall.
THE ROMAN CITY OF CHESTER
Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation. Explore the most distinctive medieval feature of the city -The Rows. These are double-level walkways with a continuous line of balconies and with shops at street and first-floor levels. The Rows are unique and were certainly in existence in the 14th century.
The UK's No 1 Zoo, close to the historic City of Chester, set in 110 acres of award winning gardens and famed for its conservation work. Buy your tickets for the Zoo directly from Nunsmere for fast track entry
Tatton Park, Cheshire's large visitor attraction of the year in 2004 and 2005, is one of the North West's most popular heritage attractions. Over 750,000 visits are made each year to the 1,000 acres of Deer Park, Mansion, Gardens, Old Hall, Rare Breeds Farm and events. It has a history dating back to Bronze Age farming and has been home to herds of deer since the 13th century. In the late Tudor period Tatton was acquired by the Egerton family who owned the estate until the last Lord Egerton died without heits in 1958. Maurice Egerton bequeathed the estate to the National Trust and in 1960 a lease was drawn up with Cheshire County Council who managed and financed the property on behalf of the National Trust until April 2009 when responsibility transferred to Cheshire East Council.
BLAKEMERE CRAFT CENTRE
A unique shopping experience set in and around a beautiful Edwardian stable block and cobbled courtyard, home to numerous craft shops offering gifts galore, beautifully handcrafted either on site or around the world.
Delamere Forest is Cheshire's largest area of woodland is also a haven for wildlife including the beautiful small tortoiseshell butterfly, greater spotted woodpecker, white faced darter dragonfly, green woodpecker, siskin and southern hawker dragonfly. At Blakemere lake there are nesting black headed gulls that you will be able to see and hear
ANDERTON BOAT LIFT
Time travel through the unique structure on board the elegant Edwin Clark trip boat, journeying between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.
THE BOAT MUSEUM
Situated in a 200-year old historic dock complex on the south bank of the River Mersey, close to the Port of Liverpool, the museum has recently undergone a £2 million make-over. With the largest collection of canal boats in the world, a working lock and dock workers cottages, the museum provides a glimpse to what life was like during the heyday of our waterways. The open air museum brings to life the many elements which were essential to a successful canal port in the 19th century.
THE BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM
See 10 foot long sharks, giant rays, piranhas plus 1000’s of exhibits from around the world.
WEAVER HALL MUSEUM AND WORKHOUSE
Discover many of the stories relating to the fascinating history of Cheshire as well as exploring the workhouse history of this imposing Victorian building.
GROSVENOR MUSEUM CHESTER
At the Grosvenor Museum you can discover the history of the fascinating city of Chester and the people who have made it so special.
Chester Cathedral is a truly remarkable building, with a history spanning almost two thousand years. According to legend, a prehistoric Druid temple existed on this site, which was succeeded by a Roman temple dedicated to Apollo.
MOULDSWORTH MOTOR MUSEUM
A century plus of motoring history and memorabilia,housed in a famous 1930's Art Deco building.
Tabley House was designed by John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, Bt., and completed ca.1767.With its nine-bay central block facing south, flanked by pavilions and quadrant passages set well back and splendid Doric portico reached by curved stairs, Tabley is the only 18th century Palladian country house in Cheshire.
CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET
Large outlet village offering designer labels at discount prices, permanently reduced by up to 60% everyday.
CHESHIRE ALSO HOSTS A NUMBER OF ANNUAL FESTIVALS
Flat racing from May – September at Chester Racecourse, the oldest racecourse in Britain. Join our annual Ladies Day trip to the races.
RHS FLOWER SHOW - TATTON PARK
Held in the delightful estate surrounding Tatton Park in July each year. 2012 dates are18th -22nd July
OULTON PARK MOTOR RACING CIRCUIT
Built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and cherished circuits for spectators and competitors alike
The Bolesworth Classic – ' A Great British Show' 1 - 4 June in the grounds of Bolesworth Castle, Nr Tattenhall, Cheshire
with a number of fabulous British attractions for all the family to enjoy.
Attractions set in the magnificent setting of Bolesworth Estate include helicopter flights over the showground, vintage car displays, zip wires across the lake, dog agility classes, fine foods and a huge shopping village.
In addition to all of this there is top level show jumping each day with the possibility of seeing members of The Great British team for the final time ahead of the London Olympics.
NANTWICH INTERNATIONAL CHEESE SHOW
Internationally renowned Cheese Show Held on the last Wednesday of July annually.
CHOLMONDELEY PAGEANT OF POWER
A celebration of power and speed in the beautiful grounds of Cholmondeley Castle, where the Cholmondeley family have resided since Norman times.
THUNDERSPRINT NORTHWICH TOWN CENTRE
Europes biggest and best motor cycling festival held on 12 & 13 May 2012
The Thundersprint track is laid out in Northwich’s main car park and although tiny, at just 447 yards, it is a superb little race circuit thanks to the care and attention given to it by Cheshire West and Chester Council – and it’s much more difficult than it looks from the grandstands.
Cheshire Polo Club
Oulton Park Race Circuit
Pryors Hayes Golf Club
Vicars Cross Golf Club
Stapeley Water Gardens
Clonter Opera Theatre
Falconry, Cheshire Falconry Centre
The Hollies Farm Shop
UK Supercar Hire Experts
Asian Wedding Planners