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5 useful tips on spending a day in Tarporley

PUBLISHED: 20:12 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:27 17 March 2017

Si Belle on High Street, Tarporley

Si Belle on High Street, Tarporley

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Tarporley is a picturesque Cheshire village that has so much to offer for your perfect day out so we’ve put together a short guide with some of our favourite places and top tips.

Parking

There is limited parking along High Street, but the Bell Meadow Court car park is nearby (behind the Rising Sun Pub) if you are planning on spending a day browsing the shops and restaurants of Tarporley.

Retail therapy

If you want to escape the busy shopping scenes of a city then Tarporley is the perfect destination to explore. The high street is full of quant village shops where you will find delicious local produce, pretty flowers, freshly baked goods, unique giftware and handmade chocolates. You can also add a touch of glamour to your wardrobe by visiting the shop of local designer, SVE Fashion or the well established Si Belle.

Take a walk

The Sandstone Trail passes by the outskirts of Tarporley which makes it a mecca for keen walkers and nature lovers. A short walk from the centre of Tarporley will allow you to join the Sandstone Trail, where you could head north towards Delamere Forest (7 miles) or south to take in the Shropshire Union Canal.

Visit a Castle

You can also walk to the impressive Peckforton Castle, which is approximately 5 miles from Tarporley and attracts hundreds of visitors each year. From spa days to archery classes, there’s something for everyone here. Beeston Castle is even closer to Tarporley, but the trek to the top of Beeston Crag is 350 feet. You are, hoewever, rewarded with fantastic views of the Mid Cheshire Range.

A bite to eat

Tarporley’s foodie scene is enough to excite anyone as it is home to some great eateries and traditional pubs. The Tarporley Fire station was stationed at No. 57 on the high street until 1993, however today; the building has now been transformed into the traditional The Old Fire Station Coffee and Chocolate shop, stocking delicious handmade chocolates.

In the evening, you can enjoy the chic alpine-theme surroundings of the family run wine bar and restaurant, Piste, which is located on the high street. Serving up Modern European dining, Piste is often recommended as one of the top restaurants in the village and has racked up an accolade of foodie awards. Enjoy a moreish fondue with friends or enjoy excellent wine and feast on homemade breads and olives at the bar.

If you fancy some Italian cuisine then visit The Coast, where you’ll be transported to Italy’s beautiful Amalfi coast. Their chefs only use the finest ingredients to create modern and authentic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in their light and glamorous setting.

You can also...

Take a drive around Oulton Park Circuit which is located in Little Budworth, approximately 3 miles from Tarporley. The motor racing track provides exciting days out for the whole family where you can try out the ultimate driving experience, enjoy exciting race days and of course spot some spectacular cars and bikes.

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