Our guide to the best attractions in the Cheshire includes two traditional northern market halls in Crewe and Macclesfield, and the oldest racecourse in the UK – potentially the world – on the edge of Chester. Steeped in history, this is a county in which you can see the remains of a Roman legionary fortress, and a castle founded in 1070, as well as evidence of the North’s mercantile heritage at Macclesfield’s Silk Museum and Paradise Mill. Equally, there’s no shortage of cutting-edge culture here: head to the Platform Theatre Company for innovative theatre in Crewe, to Chester’s largest independent music venue The Live Rooms, or the Substation in Macclesfield, where there’s a climbing wall, yoga studio, cafe and events space all under one roof.
To discover one of the UK’s best parks, where to go for spectacular views and abundant wildlife and much more, read on.
Dewa Roman Experience, Pierpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NL - Visit now
Dewa Roman Experience occupies a unique site at the heart of the original legionary fortress. In 1991 archaeologists discovered remains of the fortress on this site and the excavations have been left open for public viewing.
Macclesfield Treacle Market, Market Place,, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA - Visit now
Macclesfield’s Treacle Market takes over the streets and cobbles of the town’s Marketplace, Old Butter Market and St Michael’s churchyard, with over 160 stalls selling local crafts, artisan foodstuffs and vintage treasures.