CH2 3NL, Chester, 44 Hoole Road
In the vibrant Hoole area of historic Chester, Chester House Guest House offers warm and cosy rooms with free Wi-Fi. The bright, neutrally coloured rooms are individually decorated, and each has a private modern bathroom.... read more
CW1 6DR, Crewe, Macon Way
The Holiday Inn Express Crewe is located just a 5-minute walk from Crewe Rail Station. With free parking and free WiFi, Alton Towers is just 25-minutes’ drive away. The modern, stylish rooms at this Holiday... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
CH3 9PF, Higher Burwardsley, Higher Burwardsley
In a peaceful corner of rural Cheshire, The Pheasant Inn offers wonderful views, cosy log fires and a pretty courtyard garden. The inn is situated in the scenic Peckforton Hills. Set in 300-year old sandstone... read more
£ 75.00View Rates
WA13 9BP, Lymm, Warrington Road
Nestled amid beautifully landscaped gardens in the Cheshire town of Warrington, this Georgian manor house boasts an idyllic setting surrounded by country fields, yet with excellent road network links. Five miles from Warrington and 18... read more
£ 72.76View Rates
CW4 8EW, Holmes Chapel, Byley Lane
Hidden away within 20 acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, De Vere Cranage Estate has an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. On-site parking is free for guests. Each... read more
£ 89.10View Rates
CW2 6AG, Crewe, 7 Nantwich Road,
Built in the mid-Victorian period, The Royal Hotel is just 135 metres from Crewe railway station, between the market towns of Sandbach and Nantwich. The Royal Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a complimentary full English... read more
CW1 5LU, Crewe, Sydney Road
Set in 16 acres of picturesque gardens and open countryside, this 18th century farm house has been transformed into a friendly, family run hotel. The Hunters Lodge is close to a network of travel opportunities,... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
CH66 7NS, Childer Thornton, Heath Lane
In a tranquil area of South Wirral, this grand Victorian hotel features an elegant restaurant and luxury rooms with spa baths. Brook Meadow Hotel is situated between Chester and Liverpool, just 5 minutes' drive from... read more
£ 52.25View Rates
CH4 9DL, Chester, Wrexham Road
Located on the edge of historic Chester, the Holiday Inn Chester South is just off the A55 road, beside Chester Business Park. The hotel features a modern leisure centre, stylish restaurant and free on-site parking.... read more
£ 51.00View Rates
CH1 3NF, Chester, Milton Street
The Mill Hotel and Spa is located alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, 5 minutes’ walk from Chester Station. It offers 5 eateries and a leisure centre with a pool. Accommodation is in 2 wings on... read more
£ 78.00View Rates
CH2 3JG, Chester, Hamilton St
With a cosy bar and free parking, Hamilton Court Guest House is 10 minutes’ drive from Chester Zoo. Chester Railway Station is 5 minutes’ walk away. The individual rooms at Hamilton Court are traditionally decorated,... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
CW5 5AS, Nantwich, High Street
The Crown Hotel is a 16th century, Grade I listed building in the historic market town of Nantwich. With free parking, the property has been a central feature of the the town for more than... read more
£ 62.00View Rates
CW6 0DJ, Tarporley, Cobblers Cross
Located within the Cheshire countryside, The Macdonald Portal Hotel is 10 miles from Chester. It offers 3 golf courses, an indoor pool, a spa and an award-winning restaurant. Rooms at The Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf... read more
£ 77.00View Rates
CH1 2HQ, Chester, Northgate Street
Dating from 1155, The Pied Bull is situated within the walls of the Roman city of Chester. It boasts its own microbrewery and bar serving a wide selection of ales, wines and beers. Parking is... read more
£ 54.00View Rates
CH13DU, Chester, Brook Street
This family-owned and run hotel is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the train station and the town centre of historic Chester. Guest can benefit from free Wi-Fi and parking is available at the train... read more
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WA1 1LS , Warrington, Parker Street
A mere 5-minute walk from Warrington town centre, the hotel is easily accessible from the M56, M6 and M62 motorways, and directly opposite Warrington Bank Quay mainline railway station. Free Wi-Fi is available in public... read more
£ 44.95View Rates
ST7 2JL, Alsager, Crewe Road
Positioned 3 minutes from junction 16 of the M6, the Holly Trees Hotel offers pristine, light and airy accommodation with superior quality beds. A perfect size to ensure individual service, guests can enjoy a comfortable... read more
WA16 0SU, Knutsford, Manchester Road
Just outside the stylish Cheshire town of Knutsford and very close to the M6 and M56, this luxury 4-star hotel is a great for exploring Manchester, Chester, Liverpool and the Northwest. Cottons Hotel and Spa... read more
£ 95.00View Rates
SK9 7BG, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield Road
In the pretty village and celebrity hot spot of Alderley Edge, this self-contained 5-star suite has lavish leather furniture, antique prints and one of the largest four-poster beds in Cheshire. Wizards Thatch sits at the... read more
£ 109.00View Rates
CH1 3AE, Chester, 61 City Road
Belgrave Hotel is well located only 3 minutes from the railway station and a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Friendly staff at the small hotel can make your stay pleasant and comfortable by attending... read more
£ 32.00View Rates
Why Visit ? Different Towns and Villages
If you want history and good amenities together, head for Cheshire’s county seat of Chester, once a Roman fort and still retaining large chunks of its city walls, with the remains of a Roman amphitheatre just outside them. Shop in the double-level covered arcades of the famous Rows that go back seven hundred years, with black and white Tudor-style fronts (mostly, but not all, striking Victorian additions), or marvel at the medieval carvings in the thousand-year-old cathedral. Visit the excellent, well-run zoo, have a flutter at Chester Races, or hop on a tour bus (or boat) to see it all, before you seek out your hotel or b&b for the night – its proximity to Wales makes it a good base.
There are plenty of family-friendly activities in the county, such as Gulliver’s World theme park at Warrington, with fantastic rides and hotels within easy reach. Let the kids loose on the Go Ape! Treetop Adventure or other activities at Delamere Forest near Northwich, then cool them down at Tattenhall’s Ice Cream Farm.
While you’re in the Northwich area, take a look at the award-winning Anderton Boat Lift, otherwise known as the Cathedral of the Canals and an impressive example of Victorian engineering, lifting barges and boats fifty feet on a vertical link between the Trent and Mersey Canal and the River Weaver. Northwich was a Roman town with salt extraction as its main industry for hundreds of years, and you can discover its heritage at the Lion Salt Works, while the town’s Weaver Hall offers a glimpse of West Cheshire’s past. Accommodation ranges from cheaper chain hotels and b&bs in Northwich to country house retreats in the surrounding countryside.
Investigate the interactive galleries in Catalyst Science Discovery Centre at Widnes, and catch up with the sharks and other marine life at Ellesmere Port’s Blue Planet Aquarium, where scuba divers will feed the fish before your eyes. Then visit the National Waterways Museum in the same town, or go shopping at nearby Cheshire Oaks outlet. If you’re on a family budget, there is a good choice of cheap hotels and b&bs in the wider area.
Spend a day at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre to see the well-known Lovell Telescope outside Macclesfield. This attractive market town boasts the fascinating Silk Museum, multiple festivals, and several nearby historic homes, such as Gawsworth and Capesthorne. It’s worth a night’s stay either in or around Macclesfield, whether you opt for somewhere with upmarket facilities such as a spa and wellness centre, or choose one of the high-quality but cheaper bed and breakfast establishments.
Quarry Bank Mill will give you an insight into working life during the Industrial Revolution. An ex-textile mill and village on the Styal estate in Wilmslow, it’s a working museum that makes for an absorbing day out. Wilmslow itself is an affluent town eleven miles south of Manchester, with hotels and b&bs to suit all budgets.
The county contains an amazing array of stately houses open to the public, including Arley Hall near Northwich, Lyme Park with its own deer park in the adjoining Peak District, East Cheshire’s Tatton Park, and the already-mentioned Capesthorne and Gawsworth. Among the half-timbered Tudor buildings waiting to be viewed is Little Moreton Hall near Congleton, an atmospheric manor house complete with moat and knot garden. Or pop in for a peaceful half-hour at the black-and-white church of St. James and St. Paul in the village of Marton, one of Europe’s oldest churches with a timber frame.
You’ll have no trouble finding a spot to stay in Cheshire whether you’re after a cheap no-frills alternative or something more ambitious. If you want something more personal, a quality bed and breakfast stay or a boutique hotel could provide that romantic touch of a special visit to add to your memories of Cheshire.