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12 pretty Cheshire villages that you should visit

PUBLISHED: 21:52 17 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:52 12 June 2018

Great Budworth by Gillian Baker

Great Budworth by Gillian Baker

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It’s a tough job to select just twelve great villages to visit, but we’ve given it a go.

London Road, Alderley Edge London Road, Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge

Where it is: 3 miles south of Wilmslow

Famous for: Alderley Edge was known for the local legend of the Wizard of the Edge, in recent years, it has become well known for its rich and famous residents making it one of the most desirable places to live in the country.

What to do: Enjoy the views of the Cheshire Plain from ‘The Edge’ or visit the many stylish bars and restaurants.

Read more about Alderley Edge

 

Shropshire Union Canal locks at Audlem Mill by Kirsty Thompson Shropshire Union Canal locks at Audlem Mill by Kirsty Thompson

Audlem

Where it is: 7 miles south of Nantwich

Famous for: A village on the border of Cheshire and Shropshire that is popular with residents of both counties and host to a few well known festivals throughout the year.

What to do: Visit Audlem Locks and take a walk around the Shropshire Union Canal which runs through the village.

Read more about Audlem

 

The view across the rooftops at Bollington The view across the rooftops at Bollington

Bollington

Where it is: 4 miles north of Macclesfield

Famous for: The most iconic sight associated with Bollington is the famous folly of White Nancy that overlooks the village.

What to do: Take a trek up to the top of Kerridge Hill and enjoy the views of the Cheshire Peak District.

Read more about Bollington

 

Christleton Village by Kathryn Hall Christleton Village by Kathryn Hall

Christleton

Where it is: 3 miles south of Chester

Famous for: Christleton has won several awards in the past including the Best Kept Village Award and

What to do: Explore the Shropshire Union Canal which passes through the village or visit the Ring O Bells pub.

Read more about Chester and the surrounding area

 

Disley by John Cocks Disley by John Cocks

Disley

Where it is: 7 miles south of Stockport

Famous for: Disley is the starting point of the Gritstone Trail and is close to the magnificent house and estate, Lyme Park, now owned by the National Trust.

What to do: Explore the grounds of nearby Lyme Hall, or take a walk to the Black Rocks.

Read more about Lyme Park

 

Eccleston Village by Philip Bale Eccleston Village by Philip Bale

Eccleston

Where it is: 3 miles south of Chester

Famous for: Founded in 1827 to house employees of the 1st Duke of Westminster, the village has won many community awards in the past, Eaton Hall lies just south of the village.

What to do: Take a riverside walk through meadows along the Dee to Chester and pass by the Jubilee Wood.

Read more about Chester and the surrounding area

 

The George and Dragon, Great Budworth The George and Dragon, Great Budworth

Great Budworth

Where it is: 4 miles north of Northwich

Famous for: A number of historic buildings including: St Mary and All Saints’ Church and the The George and Dragon pub.

What to do: Great Budworth was part of the Arley Hall estate, and you can try this walk from Great Budworth.

Read more about Great Budworth

 

London Road and St Lukes Church in Holmes Chapel London Road and St Lukes Church in Holmes Chapel

Holmes Chapel

Where it is: 8 miles north of Crewe

Famous for: One Direction star Harry Styles grew up here and worked at the W Mandeville bakery on Macclesfield Rd.

What to do: Swettenham Meadows Nature Reserve lies 2.5 miles east and Jodrell Bank is 5 miles north.

Read more about Holmes Chapel

 

Bridgewater Canal at Lymm by Martin Peers Bridgewater Canal at Lymm by Martin Peers

Lymm

Where it is: 4 miles east of Warrington

Famous for: Lymm village centre is a designated conservation area and The Lymm Cross, a Grade I listed 17th century structure located in the centre.

What to do: Take a walk along the Bridgewater Canal that’s runs through the centre of the village.

Read more about Lymm

 

Marple Bridge by John Cocks Marple Bridge by John Cocks

Marple Bridge

Where it is: 6 miles east of Stockport

Famous for: Marple Bridge village centre has been designated a Conservation Area and the area around the village is a meeting of many famous waterways.

What to do: Explore the Etherow and Goyt rivers, or visit Brabyns Park or Etherow Country Park, you can also visit the market town of Marple.

Read more about Marple Bridge

 

Styal Village by Gillian Baker Styal Village by Gillian Baker

Styal

Where it is: 3 miles north of Wilmslow

Famous for: Quarry Bank Mill, one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution, the village was developed to house the workers at the mill.

What to do: Visit the grounds of Quarry Bank Mill, which is now a National Trust property, or take a walk along the River Bollin or to Styal Woods.

Read more about Styal

 

High Street, Tarporley High Street, Tarporley

Tarporley

Where it is: 10 miles north of Nantwich

Famous for: Tarporley is popular with shoppers, diners and walkers looking to explore the route of the nearby Sandstone Trail.

What to do: Take a walk on the Sandstone Trail, explore or visit nearby Beeston Castle, you can also indulge in retail therapy in the high street or eat at one of many fine dining establishments.

Read more about Tarporley

 

 

 

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