Crewe & the Staffordshire Borders

Don’t be surprised to be called ‘duck’ or ‘shug’ in these parts; these are local terms of endearment. Cheshire’s eastern edge is an industrious place, focusing on four busy towns: Crewe, Alsager, Sandbach and Congleton. Each was once a country backwater but all have transformed into populous centres, thanks to the roles they played in…

Stockport & the Cheshire Panhandle

Surrounded by lovely countryside and rich in industrial heritage, Marple is also on the Cheshire Ring route, so ideal for canal lovers. Some might feel that ‘Stockport and the Cheshire Panhandle’ has no place in a 21st-century guide to Cheshire, the whole of the area within it having been parcelled up and hived off to…

The Heart of the Plain

The Anderton Boat Lift is a truly impressive feat of Victorian engineering © Marketing Cheshire The green heart of Cheshire, pocked with meres and mosses, is also a handy jump-off point for the nearby salt towns of Middlewich and Northwich. The Cheshire Plain has two tales to tell. To the east, it is the story…

Our favourite days out in Cheshire

Whether rain or shine, you’ll find plenty of fantastic day trips for the family to be had here.

England’s most beautiful gardens

These are some of our favourite green spaces to wander in England.

England’s most unusual events

From cheese rolling to worm charming and just about everything in between, England has its fair share of unusual events.

Experience Britain’s landscapes and uncover the stories behind the view

To celebrate our Destination of the Month, the team at Discovering Britain have picked their favourite walks and viewpoints from around Britain.

The world’s best Roman sites (outside Rome)

Rome may have been the epicentre of the Roman Empire, but the reach of this vast civilisation was far greater than just the Italian capital.