Cheshire also known as the County Palatine of Chester, and archaically, as the County of Chester, is a ceremonial county in England, Cheshire's county town is the city of Chester.
Apart from the large towns along the River Mersey and the historic city of Chester, it is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages that support an agricultural industry. It is historically famous as a former principality and for the production of Cheshire cheese, salt, bulk chemicals, and woven silk.
The county is home to some of the most affluent areas of Northern England, including Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Prestbury, Tarporley and Knutsford, named in 2006 as the most expensive place to buy a house in the north of England. The former Cheshire town of Altrincham was in second place.
Things to do
In Cheshire you'll find a region bursting with character and diversity. Whatever your taste, whatever excites you, relaxes you, or inspires you, make Chester & Cheshire your destination to escape the ordinary.
Roman heritage of Chester Tour - Touring Chester with a real Roman and enjoy a light-hearted journey through the Roman heritage of Chester. For visitors, families and people who like something fresh, interesting, factual and fun.
Cheshire's Peak District encompasses nearly 100 square miles of inspiring scenery that includes the world renowned Peak District National Park. The area also includes the Gritstone Trail, a 35 mile walking route taking in wild moorland, rocky outcrops, impressive peaks and breathtaking scenery.