Beyond the empire: the best Roman sites outside of 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.

From history to hills: 48 hours in Macclesfield, Cheshire

With Georgian terraces, surviving mills and far-reaching views out to the hills, there’s plenty for visitors to see and do in Macclesfield.

Waterway wandering: England’s prettiest canal walks

Take it slow and savour these pockets of tranquility.

The Cheshire Peaks: an alternative gateway to the Peak District

Cheshire’s segment of the Peak District may be small, but it is filled with rolling hills and picturesque villages.

A walk in my home county: the Middlewood Way

Explore one of England’s ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns on this delightful 2½-mile circular route. 

A grand day out: the best stately homes in Cheshire

The county is blessed when it comes to impressive manor houses.

A Slow day in… Chester

Steeped in history – Roman, medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian – Chester is a charming place to wander down the ages.

Exploring Cheshire’s outdoor attractions

We take a tour of the county’s lesser-known trails, nature reserves and forests.

Chester & Wirral

Chester is an eye-catching Roman city on the River Dee with medieval walls and shopping rows, and offers a good base for visiting Wirral,…

South Cheshire

Peckforton Castle is well positioned atop a high ridge © Philip Bird LRPS CPAGB, Shutterstock Great walking and cycling with panoramic views is guaranteed…

Mersey & Northwest Cheshire

For every chemical works or power station that blights the landscape, there’s a quarry turned nature reserve or postcard-pretty village. Much of the northwest…

Macclesfield & the Peak District

This corner of Cheshire, bumping up against the Pennines, gets gradually wilder the further inland you head. To the west of the Macclesfield Canal…

Northeast Cheshire

Knutsford, the real-life Cranford, is a charming country town with characterful streets, quirky architecture and the grand Tatton Estate right on the doorstep. If…

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…

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…