Further afield - days out from Chester

  • Liverpool - home of the Beatles, the Mersey ferries, a thriving arts scene and one or two half-decent football clubs.
  • Manchester
  • The Wirral peninsular - some of our favourite places, an easy drive from Chester.
  • North Wales - a beautiful landscape with mountains, ruined castles and a stunning coastline just a short drive from Chester.

Some of our guests comments on days out from Chester:

Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6FW
Tel: 01606 786777

"We really enjoyed our sunny day at the Anderton Boat Lift." M. P. (September 2013).

Y. H. described this as "a good day out. Parked at nearby country park and walked through the woods and along the canal. £5 entry to the visitor centre well worth it. Lots of hands on activities for the children and outdoor play and picnic area. Pub garden in Anderton with canal viewing area also good." (May 2009).

Knowsley Safari Park

Prescot, Merseyside, tel: 0151 430 9009.

"Excellent... children loved the baboons on the car roof and sitting up close to the lions, much better than zoo." J. S.( August 2009).

"Knowsley Safari Park was very good (avoid the monkeys if you worship your car!!). Great day and £20 cheaper than Chester Zoo." M. H. (June 2005).

Beeston castle

11 miles SE of Chester signposted from A49, tel: 01829 260464.

"Beeston Castle has lovely views" wrote KP (April 2015).

"Beeston castle is also well worth a look." M. H. (June 2005). We agree - the castle is set on a 350 ft sheer rocky crag with stunning views over the surrounding countryside from the Welsh mountains to the Penines. Although, Mr & Mrs W. found it "disappointing and muddy".

National Trust properties:

Dunham Massey (Altrincham), Little Moreton Hall (Congleton) and Tatton Park, (Knutsford), tel: 0870 458 4000.

"All worth visiting" say Mr & Mrs K. (April 2007).

"Little Moreton Hall - fantastic Tudor house" and "Dunham Massey House - used as a hospital during WW1 and recreated as such for 2014/15" wrote M&MH (September 2014).

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Macclesfield, tel: 01477 571 766.

Get a close up look at the giant Lovell telescope, visible for miles around, explore beautiful gardens and visit the exhibitions on the universe and our solar system.

Recommended by P. J. (March 2012).

See also:

  • Discover Cheshire with information on walks, country parks, places to visit and events in the area around Chester.