When it comes to living in the UK, Cheshire is one of the most desirable counties to reside in. Even when you take out the celebrity football haven that is Alderley Edge, Cheshire has lots to attract. In a Telegraph poll from last year it was described as the second most desirable county in which to raise a family, whilst a recent infographic produced by www.laurushomes.co.uk looked at all the reasons to chose to live there, including property market and upcoming developments, and judged it to be a great place to live.
I have to admit I love Cheshire. it has a perfect mixture of history, particularly in the Roman town of Chester, and shopping with the fabulous Cheshire Oaks a must visit destination for any budding shopaholics.
Here are some of the reasons why I love to visit Chester, and why it is a great destination, not only to live in, but also for a day out or weekend away.
Chester is fabulous! Whether you are going to admire the Roman Walls and gates that show it clear importance in the history of England, or want to admire the magnificent Cathedral, or even if you just want to linger around on the off chance you may be able to see a scene from Hollyoaks being filmed (I did just that!) Chester is one of those places that has something for everyone.
As well as all that history which you seem to find around every corner, there is a great selection of shops and restaurants that keep the ancient seat vibrant and current. Chester also has one of the countries best zoos, loved by both children and adults alike.
Simply one of my favourite places.
Another must visit place in Cheshire is Jodrell Bank in Macclesfield, the home of the world famous Lovell telescope. The Discovery Centre is full of Space exhibitions, interactive displays and galleries, ,making it a real favourite with the young, and getting up close and personal with that huge telescope is not to be missed.
Cheshire Oaks retail outlet is one for those who love designer clothing, but who also love to get a bargain. One my last trip there I literally couldn’t walk for all the carrier bags, a mixture of High street outlet finds and complete designer bargains.
With lots of places to eat, you can enjoy a complete day out here, enough to sate even the most avid shopper.
Stately Homes Galore
As you could expect from a county so steeped in history, Cheshire has more than its fair share of Stately Homes. The Bolesworth Estate and Arley Hall and Gardens are both set in wonderful grounds and are a lovely way to while away a few hours. If you are more interested in Industrial history, take a visit to the Industrial Village, Port Sunlight.