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Hotels in Cheshire

Cheshire, an English county to leave you grinning

Leafy Cheshire in England’s North West brings together centuries of history and scenic countryside dotted with quaint villages, affluent market towns and posh hotels. Criss-crossed by canals, the landscape of stately homes and dairy farms producing famous Cheshire cheese supposedly inspired the saying “grinning like a Cheshire cat” because local felines loved the abundance of milk. Don’t miss Chester for Roman history, double-decker shopping streets and well-preserved city walls. Served by motorways and Manchester Airport, Cheshire also offers top museums and attractions plus outdoor activities in the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Discover shopping, nightlife and history galore in Chester

History buffs can indulge their passion in Cheshire’s county town of Chester. The compact and attractive city centre still bears the hallmarks of the Roman occupation of Britain. Chief among them are the ruins of Chester Roman Amphitheatre, which hosted gladiatorial combat 2,000 years ago when Chester was a Roman fort known as Deva Victrix. The city walls, which almost entirely enclose central Chester, were started by the Romans and further fortified in medieval times. Visitors can enjoy a two-mile walk along them, but if all that walking seems excessive you can instead take a relaxing trip on the River Dee aboard a pleasure cruiser to enjoy some waterborne sightseeing. Britain’s oldest racecourse, Chester Racecourse, is also in the city centre and hosts frequent horse-racing meets. Constructed from distinctive local red sandstone, medieval Chester Cathedral invites those with a head for heights on tours of the upper reaches of the building, culminating in a walk up 200 steps to the top of its tower offering superb views of Chester. Animal lovers won’t want to miss family-friendly Chester Zoo, which showcases 20,000 animals from about 500 exotic and endangered species including tigers, orangutans and rhinos.

Shopaholics and party animals alike can enjoy two high streets in one, in the heart of Chester, where many of the most popular hotels in Cheshire are found. The galleried double-decker shopping parades known as the Chester Rows boast shops at street level plus a second tier of outlets above. They are filled with independent shops, big brand retailers and designer boutiques plus cafes, restaurants and bars. The distinctive architectural style dominates Eastgate Street, Watergate Street and Bridge Street, where black and white timber-framed Tudor buildings sit alongside handsome Victorian and Georgian buildings.

Enjoy attractions and museums across Cheshire

Wherever your hotel is, towns and villages across Cheshire offer visitors of all kinds much to see and do. Industrial Ellesmere Port in the west is home to Cheshire Oaks retail outlet village where shoppers can browse for big brand bargains. The nearby Blue Planet Aquarium is perfect for a family day out with its sharks, rays and tropical fish. The town also hosts the National Waterways Museum at the junction of the Shropshire Union Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal. Housing a vast collection of traditionally-decorated canal boats, this museum showcases Britain’s canal network, which brings many lovers of boating holidays to Cheshire. Meanwhile, Macclesfield in eastern Cheshire has museums about the town’s heyday as a centre for the silk industry. Its cemetery also features a memorial to Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, who grew up and died in the town. Heading south, visitors can marvel at the Tudor architecture in Nantwich town centre. Each July, it hosts the annual International Cheese Awards that take place in the county because of its tradition of making crumbly and salty Cheshire cheese, Britain’s oldest recorded cheese.

Near Northwich, the lovingly-restored Anderton Boat Lift was built by the Victorians so boats could navigate the 15 metre drop between the Trent and Mersey Canal and the River Weaver. It still operates today and now features a visitor centre. The top-heavy Tudor stately home of Little Moreton Hall, near Congleton, is one of Cheshire’s most notable and has been fully restored by heritage experts. Open to visitors from April to December, this half- timbered and moated manor house dating from the early 16th century was constructed in increasingly lavish phases as the wealth of the family who owned it grew down the generations.

See the stars and get back to nature

Attracted by Cheshire’s dark skies, astronomers set up Jodrell Bank Observatory in the countryside between Knutsford and Macclesfield. It houses the Lovell Telescope, one of the largest steerable dish radio telescopes in the world. There’s also a visitor centre hosting exhibits and events about space and stargazing. The hilly eastern edge of the county is the gateway to the beautiful Peak District National Park, which spreads into neighbouring Derbyshire and Staffordshire. This idyllic, protected landscape is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors and offers opportunities for walking, cycling, horse-riding, paragliding, potholing and rock climbing.

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    Hotel Hallmark Hotel The Queen Chester Chester

    Best Western Premier Queen is a 4-star hotel, situated in the city of Chester. The hotel is within close proximity of the Chester Amphitheatre, and approximately 24 miles from Liverpool Airport. Chester train station is located just opposite the hotel. The 218 guestrooms are individually decorated, some feature a balcony or terrace. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, direct dial telephone, desk, iron, trouser press, coffee maker and windows' blackout covering. The en-suite bathrooms are complete with complimentary toiletries and hair dryer. Breakfast may not be included in the price of the room and includes a variety of continental and hot food. The hotel has two on-site restaurants, serving a selection of international dishes. The lounge restaurant offers informal dining and snacks. Other hotel services include laundry service, shoe polishing, free wireless Internet throughout the hotel and a 24-hour reception. Meeting facilities cater for up to 400 delegates and leisure facilities include a beauty parlour and a fitness centre. Pets are not permitted at the hotel. Parking is possible at the back of hotel for a daily fee. more

    Hotel Premier Inn Chester (Railway Station) hotel Chester

    The Premier Inn Chester City Centre is situated right in the centre of the historic city and its attractions, entertainment and shopping facilities are just a short stroll away. Chester Railway Station is only a few hundred metres away and the hotel offers limited parking spaces for its customers, alternatively there is a public garage nearby (charges apply). This hotel is fully air-conditioned and offers single, double and family rooms wich offer space for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Children are accommodated in roll-away beds, cot beds can be provided free of charge upon request. All floors are accessible by lift and the hotel provideds rooms that suit the needs of wheelchair user. The rooms feature a modern decor and are equipped with the standard amenities of a 3-star hotel, including free wireless access to the internet throughout the whole property. The hotel's contemporary restaurant serves traditional pub food and international cuisine. A breakfast buffet with the option of full English, or alternatively a continental breakfast, are available each morning against a surcharge and half-board is also available on request. more

    Hotel Hallmark Inn Chester Chester

    Best Western Westminster Hotel is situated right in the centre of Chester town. The hotel offers 75 non-smoking rooms including two suites. Guestrooms feature air conditioning, cable/satellite flat screen TV, radio, desktop area, direct dial phone, iron and ironing board, private bath/shower combination with bathroom amenities and hairdryer, coffee/tea maker and free wireless internet access. Additional amenities include wake-up calls. Children up to 15 stay for free with two adults in the same room. Pets are not allowed. Best Western Westminster Hotel features facilities such as air conditioning, elevator, cocktail lounge, television in lobby, safe box at reception. Guest laundry and housekeeping services are provided. The hotel offers banquet and wedding facilities. The meeting space enjoys natural daylight and can accommodate up to 150 guests. A guest parking can be used for an additional fee. Breakfast and dinner can be served at the on-site Grosvenor Restaurant. Chester Cathedral and Roman walls are in the vicinity of the hotel and the largest Zoo in the U.K. is only at 3 miles away. more

    Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester Chester

    Doubletree by Hilton Chester is a 3 star hotel in a restored 18th century manor house and is located on the outskirts of the City of Chester in Cheshire. It is situated just off junction 12 of the M53 motorway. Manchester International airport is 33 miles and Liverpool John Lennon airport is 23 miles. The hotel has 140 air conditioned guest rooms with en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, clock radio, flat screen television with satellite TV channels, work desk, iron and ironing board, mini bar, direct dial telephone and high speed internet access free of charge. Breakfast is available each morning and The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner. In addition there is also a Brasserie available and a cocktail bar for drinks, light snacks and bar food. Room service is available 24 hours. For conferences and meetings there are 7 rooms and a Grand Ballroom available and are complete with modern technical equipment. The spa has an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, beauty treatments and a fully equipped gymnasium. more

    Hotel Hotel Macdonald New Blossoms Chester

    The Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel is situated a few steps away from Chester's Cathedral and City Centre. This 4-star contemporary building is known for being the oldest hotel in the city, built way back 1700. Located at the heart of Chester, it is the ideal place to spend a romantic city break. Enjoy a view from the Ness Gardens, buy a designer item at the Cheshire Oaks, have a fantastic day at Chester racecourse, the list goes on. The privately owned hotel offers 67 bed rooms well equipped with facilities like LCD TV, internet access, en suite bath rooms, and a work desk for guests on a business trip. You can choose from single room to a classic double room, recently refurbished to maximize guest’s comfort. The hotel also offer in-house bar and restaurant with primarily organic food and drink on their menu including Scottish meat and wild white fish. Private parking is possible at a location nearby. The hotel also feature 24/7 room service, breakfast in bed and laundry services. Check in from 2pm and check out is until 11am. Smoking is prohibited within the hotel which is good news, and children below 12 years old are free of charge. more

    Hotel Sumner House Chester

    Providing ensuite accommodation close to the City Centre and all amenities Just a short distance to the City Centre and all the attractions Chester has to offer, including the famous racecourse, largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, 1000 year old Cathedral and Chester Zoo. Chester is also a shoppers haven and bustles with many cafes, bars and restaurants. Only minutes from the new Chester Theatre  'The Storyhouse'. Accommodation is offered in double ensuite bedrooms, but can also be booked for single occupancy and include tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi. ( Televisions are temporarily unavailable). Large double bedded rooms with a limited number of enabled access rooms and twins...if you require twins or an enabled access room please check availability directly with our team.   Check with us first if you want to make a group booking as often discounts are available. more