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Cheshire Information

Cheshire-related websites

  • Cheshire County Council:
  • Chester City Council:
  • Cheshire Record Office Archives & Local Studies:
  • The County of Cheshire – British Towns & Villages
  • Cheshire County Council Tourism:
  • Cheshire @UK:
  • County Insight – Cheshire:
  • This is Cheshire:
  • Cheshire Cycleways:

The Geography of Cheshire

Cheshire is bounded on the north by Warrington, Halton,
Merseyside, and Greater Manchester and on the east by Derbyshire and
Staffordshire. To the south lies the County of Shropshire and on the
west it is bounded by Wrexham and Flintshire in Wales.
Cheshire lies on a predominantly fertile plain, with the Pennines in
the east. Its highest point is Black Hill at 1,908 feet above sea level.
Its rivers include the River Mersey, the River Dee and the River Weaver.
It has a major sandstone ridge running south through the centre of the
county. The Delamere Forest is its only major woodland. The land is
rich in salt which is still mined today as it has been since Roman times.
There are also former copper workings at Alderley Edge which were also
in use since Roman times until the ore ran out in the 1920s.

Places to Visit in Cheshire

  • Adlington Hall, Macclesfield

    One of England’s finest stately homes, with Elizabethan and Paladian
    features. Many events and shows on site. See our main entry:

  • Chester
    A guide to attractions around the City of Chester including churches,
    monuments, museums, stately homes and gardens. See
    our main entry
    . Or visit their website at:

  • Chester Zoo
    Chester is the United Kingdom’s biggest zoo, with over 5,000 animals
    living in spacious, natural surroundings, set in 80 acres. See
    our main entry
    . Or visit their website at:

  • Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope
    Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the University of Manchester’s Department
    of Physics and Astronomy. The site contains information on the world
    famous radio telescope and the informative visitors centre. See
    our main entry
    , or visit their website at:

  • Macclesfield Canal
    Opened in 1831, the Macclesfield canal was one of the last to be built
    and one of the highest in the UK. Information and history on the canal
    including a photographic record. See
    our main entry

  • Tatton Park
    Large imposing country house, National Trust owned, with extensive ornamental
    gardens and ponds. See our main

  • Dunham Massey & Deer

    Another great house, with 18th and 19th century architecture, lavishly
    furnished, and ample walking opportunities in the deer park. See
    our main entry


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