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Cheshire – Birthplace to Cheshire Cheese and Daniel Craig

Cheshire is a county in the north-west of England that borders the northern part of Wales and has a history that dates back to around 400,000 BC (prior to the ice age). Evidence has been found that also supports habitation during the Stone Age and Iron Age.

When the Romans departed in the 5th century, the county became part of a Saxon kingdom, Mercia. In the centuries that followed the county witnessed many conflicts with the Welsh, Danes and Normans, and of course the English Civil War in 1642.

At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution many farmers left Cheshire to work in neighbouring counties and places like Manchester. However, following the completion of the Trent and Mersey Canal (in 1777) and other improvements to transportation, the County was able to export Cheshire cheese, silk and salt, which greatly helped the economy.

Cheshire has a number of famous connections like Cheshire Cheese and Daniel Craig (James Bond), who was born in Chester.

Reasons to visit Cheshire

The County has many prehistoric areas of interest, ancient buildings and scenic spots. Some of the places to visit include the Blue Planet Aquarium, Anderton Boat Lift, Salt Museum, Chester Zoo (with more than 7000 animals to see), Walls of Chester, Chester Cathedral, Anson Engine Museum, Crocky Trail (amusement park), Manley Mere (walking area).

You may also be interested in Cholmondeley Castle (and Garden), Beeston Castle and many of the other historic sites in the County.

Entertainment and Dining in Cheshire

Entertainment facilities in the area are good, with theatres, cinemas, nightclubs and no shortage of pubs. Eating places are varied and include Upstairs at The Grill in Chester, Gusto Restaurant & Bar in Cheadle Hulme and The Cotton Mill Bar and Kitchen in Warrington.

Accommodation in Cheshire

There is a good choice of Guest Houses, B&Bs, Self-Catering apartments and camping sites in Cheshire, along with hotels like the Green Bough Hotel in Chester, the Premier Inn (also in Chester) and the Doubletree by Hilton in Chester.