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JF Polo Academy (Great Barrow)
Ranked #1 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: The polo academy is offering outstanding tuition for all levels of rider and player, including absolute beginners with no... more » Owner description: The polo academy is offering outstanding tuition for all levels of rider and player, including absolute beginners with no riding experience wanting a 'taste' of one of the most glamorous, fast-paced and skillful sports in the world. « less
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Ranked #2 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Birds of Prey ( Owls, Hawks and Falcons )experiences in a lovely Cheshire setting.
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Ranked #3 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Zoos
Owner description: New Falconry Centre (registered zoo!) Open all year round for private and personal bookings and experiences with birds of... more » Owner description: New Falconry Centre (registered zoo!) Open all year round for private and personal bookings and experiences with birds of prey and meerkats! Please ring to discuss your requirements and we would be pleased to help. Our offering is unique as it is personal and private! Suitable for individuals, families or party groups. « less
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Ranked #5 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Museums
Owner description: Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House and Gardens provide the setting for a fantastic... more » Owner description: Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House and Gardens provide the setting for a fantastic visit. Gaze in amazement at the mighty steam powered waterwheel, take a tour round the enchanting Apprentice House to get an insight into a mill-child’s life, listen to the roar of the machinery in the mill and get closer to nature in the beautiful gardens. In addition to these attractions, we have miles of woodland to explore- perfect for a walk in all seasons!Pop into the Mill Restaurant to enjoy a snack or main meal, made with delicious local, seasonal food or picnic on the mill meadow. For a special treat, why not book one of our function rooms and a bespoke menu tailored to your groups needs? Quarry Bank at Styal is a day out to remember. « less
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Ranked #6 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: It used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions but over the past few years it has undergone... more » Owner description: It used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions but over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognized as one of the country's leading specialist museums. Situated in Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum. However, it is increasingly becoming a "must visit" attraction for non-enthusiasts too and won the "Visitors Choice" award (voted for by the public) when they were asked "where would you take a visitor to the Macclesfield area"? As well as the largest collection of engines in Europe, the museum also has changing displays of local history items such as photographs, maps, mementos and keepsakes from the Vernon Estate and Anson Colliery. « less
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Ranked #11 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Chester Zoo (Chester)
Ranked #12 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one charity zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the... more » Owner description: Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one charity zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.4 million visitors every year, the zoo is an all-year round full day visitor attraction for everyone. We're open daily from 10am, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Car parking is free and on site. Facilities for disabled visitors, including self-drive electric scooters and wheelchairs. « less
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Crocky Trail (Waverton)
Ranked #13 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #14 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
Owner description: Built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular... more » Owner description: Built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and best-loved circuits for spectators and competitors alike. « less
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Ranked #15 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Lyme Park (Disley)
Ranked #16 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Historic Sites; Parks
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Ranked #18 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Art with a Heart is the Arts and Heritage Centre for the Community based in Altrincham. Regularly updating the exhibitions... more » Owner description: Art with a Heart is the Arts and Heritage Centre for the Community based in Altrincham. Regularly updating the exhibitions and displays encourages diversity and interest for both the Arts and Heritage. Heritage area includes maps of the Altrincham area dating from 1876, artefacts and local history book Regular exhibitions includes Altrincham Open Art Exhibition, Transport Exhibition and the Trafford Schools Open. Visit the website for the schedule of events and exhibitions. « less
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Bunbury Mill (Bunbury)
Ranked #19 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: A restored and operational water mill. This historical building is open every Sunday afternoon 1-5pm from March to 26th... more » Owner description: A restored and operational water mill. This historical building is open every Sunday afternoon 1-5pm from March to 26th October (BST). A tour of the mill lasts around 40 minutes and takes you on a victorian journey, from the arrival of the wheat to the sacking of the flour. On the way you will be able to operate the 200 year old machinery and even start up the ten ton water wheel. We also have a tea room and beautiful wildlife rich grounds, as well as a fantastic dipping pond. « less
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Ranked #20 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Farms; Specialty Shops
Owner description: Sitting in the old cobbled yard under the big copper beech, taking five minutes,and watching the swallows - whilst devouring... more » Owner description: Sitting in the old cobbled yard under the big copper beech, taking five minutes,and watching the swallows - whilst devouring a Snugburys Ice Cream is one of life's great pleasures. I guess that is why thousands of people come time after time to get their fix as they say :)Here at Snugburys we are not only famous for our ice cream, we also attract tens of thousands of visitors every summer to come and admire our huge straw sculptures. These impressive creations stand tall in our field along side the A51. Previous creations have included a 36 ft Meerkat and a working model of London’s Big Ben! « less
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Ranked #21 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Museums
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Anderton Boat Lift (Northwich)
Ranked #22 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Anderton Boat Lift was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent &... more » Owner description: The Anderton Boat Lift was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. The original counter-balanced system was replaced in 1908 by electric operation, but the lift now works hydraulically again. No description can adequately convey the sheer scale of this engineering feat. The lift worked until 1983 when serious deterioration of the structure was discovered. Some £7m was raised to fund the restoration, which was completed in 2002. The completion of the restoration was followed by the opening of an Operations Centre in 2003. This offers interactive displays, educational facilities, a gift shop and a coffee shop. From April to October you can enjoy boat trips through the lift and along the River Weaver Navigation. « less
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River Dee (Chester)
Ranked #23 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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St Mary's Church (Nantwich)
Ranked #24 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Museums; History Museums; Gardens
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Walton Hall Gardens (Warrington)
Ranked #26 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens

Walton Hall Gardens is a popular public park which offers a number of family attractions including crazy golf, pitch and putt, play area and a children's zoo. It also has a cafe... more »

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Ranked #27 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Cheshire Military Museum, in Chester, tells the story of the Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century right through to the... more » Owner description: The Cheshire Military Museum, in Chester, tells the story of the Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century right through to the present day. Follow the exploits of the Regiments of Cheshire and their travels across the world during many great battles. Learn about the wars they fought, experience life in the trenches for a World War One soldier, and immerse yourself in the history of the soldiers. The museum also houses the Archive of the Cheshire Regiment. For all enquiries relating to people who have served with the Cheshire Regiment click here. « less
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Cheshire Falconry (Northwich)
Ranked #28 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Sandstone Trail (Chester)
Ranked #29 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Hiking Trails
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Stockley Farm Park (Northwich)
Ranked #30 of 143 attractions in Cheshire
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Stockley Farm Park specialises in 'hands-on' experiences for all the family, ranging from bottle feeding our baby goats and... more » Owner description: Stockley Farm Park specialises in 'hands-on' experiences for all the family, ranging from bottle feeding our baby goats and lambs to grooming the ponies, going on wildlife safaris and cuddling the rabbits and guinea pigs in Pets' Corner - There is a different experience to get involved with every half an hour! Come rain or shine there is plenty of fun to be had, with activities taking place undercover if necessary. The kids can burn off steam in our large indoor play barn and outdoor play area and you can enjoy freshly made hot food and sweet treats in The Willow Barn Tearoom. On hot sunny days you can also enjoy tasty treats from Daisy's Ice Cream Parlour and our BBQ.If you fancy a stroll, why not head out on to our nature trail to discover the wild side of our organic farm?As an organic working farm, farming both dairy cattle and arable crops, visitors have the opportunity to watch the cows being milked every afternoon and enjoy seasonal activities which will take you 'behind the scenes' of British farming.Come and join us for lots of fun on the farm - whatever the weather! « less
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