High Street shopping in Tattenhall
PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 20:43 29 January 2015
A village that has so much to offer - even its very own ice cream farm. How can we resist?
Tattenhall’s very own ice cream version of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is where you can enjoy a delicious cone, find out how it’s made and even hold a party. But that’s not the only reason for visiting the area.
With its old church, village hall, local shops and its long history which stretches back to before the Domesday Book, it’s a location for a leisurely shopping trip.
Tattenhall has relied on the rich agricultural produce for its economic growth. The building of the canal helped accelerate this rise in fortune as cheese and dairy products could now be exported more readily throughout the country.
It was from these humble beginnings that the wealth was created upon which the village is founded. It remains a place that embodies all the advantages of rural life. There are good amenities, easy access to the main north west cities and with Chester just down the road it is a popular location with visitors who also want to see some rural charm.
Tattenhall is a countryside gem and its excellent restaurants and local pubs are the perfect place to head to on a drive through Cheshire while the more energetic can explore the countryside on foot.
A Tattenhall resident is one of 40 people across England to be appointed as a neighbourhood champion by the government. Graham Spencer, chair of Tattenhall & District Parish Council, will now help other communities to use new powers to shape the development of local areas by deciding what types of houses, businesses and green spaces they want.
As a neighbourhood champion, Graham will help spread the word about neighbourhood planning and provide support for other communities looking to learn how best to get a plan underway swiftly.
Where is Tattenhall?
Tattenhall is a village and civil parish, eight miles south-east of Chester and five miles from Tarporley in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester.
In 2003 Tattenhall won the Business in the Community (BITC) award as overall winner of the business category in the Calor Village of the Year competition. It was also a regional winner in the Older People category.
Tattenhall is home to a group of houses designed in 1927 by architect Clough Williams-Ellis, famous for creating the Italianate village of Portmeirion in north west Wales.