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Alderley Edge is a wonderful place to stay, not far from the Derbyshire hills or the great City of Manchester. - David
Arriving at the Chester by train and the first thing that greets you is its marvellous Victorian station located in the city – its certainly a stiff walk up City Road if you’re carrying bags but there is a bus stop and taxi rank outside. If you’re heading for the City from the station it really is a short taxi trip – ask to be dropped off at the library or Town Hall and that places you right in the centre of town - Dave
We stayed 3 days and still left feeling we hadnt seen it all. we went on a night time ghost walk that was especially thrilling. - elias
Ellesmere port is a major port on the Mersey and when travelling in the area you notice the huge chimneys for miles but cannot get near them. To get close for a view of the river and this huge port, take the M53 motorway, leave at junction 8 or 9 and follow the signs for the Boat Museum. You can park in the free car park at the museum and then walk along the river. As you turn the bend, look back and you will get a view of the Manchester Ship canal with the chimneys and docks of Ellesmere Port in the background - Denise
Macclesfield’s tiny cinema is worth visiting for novelty value. Run by local volunteers and with only one or two films a week shown at 5 and 8 pm it occasionally even shows blockbusters but they tend to be a bit later than everywhere else. Watching a film here really feels like you’ve stepped back in time. To say more would spoil the experience.
Mikey - resident
Mill Lane Chip Shop in Macclesfield is probably the best place to get decent fish and chips in the North West England but beware of very long queues - people actually queue out on the street in rain storms, the food is that good! James D - resident.
One of the most welcoming places I’ve ever visited with views of mountains from almost anywhere and plenty of cheap, easy parking. Go to the bus station and take a ride on the 58 bus to Buxton (once an hour at half past the hour) if you love mountain and moorland scenery, you won’t regret it. Mark T - frequent visitor.
Rossett lies just over the border into Wales. The A483 dual carriageway that links Chester (6 miles away) to Wrexham (5 miles) runs within half a mile of the village. The name Rossett is apparently made up of two words, hors or hros (horse) and set (settlement) but it has also been called Yr Orsedd "The High (or Judgement) Seat". Others say the name may be a corruption of "Y Rhosydd" - the marsh or bog. Rossett is located in good, gentle, walking country as the landscape is essentially flat though hills rise to the south and west. The River Alyn runs from the north-west before emptying into the River Dee some five miles away in the village of Holt. Anglers enjoy this stretch of water - there is a thriving fly-fishing club here. Rossett has many fine listed buildings including Rossett Mill - first constructed in 1544. Intended as a 'free' mill to rival the King's Mill at Marford it was rebuilt and extended in 1661 The mill was sketched by Turner in 1795. This area has many campsites and guesthouses but for rural luxury, visitors often choose Rossett Hall Hotel - fine food and comfort in lovely surroundings.
Hidden away amongst small Cheshire villages close to the Dee estuary is Ness Gardens. These fantastic botanical gardens are part of the Liverpool University Research Centre. They lie between the villages of Burton and Neston a few miles off the A540 Chester to West Kirby road. They are open all year and charge just £5 for entry but the size of the gardens and the number of plants growing there is incredible. Well worth a visit. - Denise
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