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Greenstead Church, said to be the world's oldest wooden building, in Greenstead, England

Greenstead

in the county of Essex

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Chester

Summit of Helsby hill looking over River Mersey towards Liverpool.

Helsby (16 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction NE)

Helsby is famous for Helsby Hill which rises to a height of 462ft, and has traces of an Iron-Age camp...

St Helen's Church, Tarporley

Tarporley (15 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (9.6 miles, 15.4 km, direction E)

Attractive large village which developed as a coaching stop on the main London to Liverpool road during the 17th and 18th-centuries...

St Lawrence Church, Frodsham, Cheshire.

Frodsham (11 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cheshire (9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction NE)

In the medieval times Frodsham was an important port and borough belonging to the earls of Chester...

Delamere Forest, Nr Tarporley, Cheshire

Delamere (39 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (9.9 miles, 16.0 km, direction E)

The village of Delamere can be found in the midst of beautiful Cheshire countryside in an area of forests and rivers. It is perhaps best known as the home of the magnificent.....

Sunset over Hilbre Island - taken from West Kirby promenade, Wirral, Merseyside

Wirral Peninsula (7 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction NW)

The Wirral Peninsula is an area of Merseyside approximately 60 square miles (160 square Km) known as 'The Wirral'..

Saint Ediths Church, Shocklach, Cheshire

Shocklach (1 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction S)

Shocklach is a small rural hamlet set beside a tributary of the River Dee between Wrexham and Nantwich. It is a lovely agricultural area of quiet lanes stringing together pretty.....

War Memorial

Port Sunlight (8 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction N)

The centre-piece of the village is the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Museum, this was built as a memorial to Lady Lever and was opened in 1922...

A long winding road in Lower Heswall, the area has remained unchanged for around 100 years.

Heswall (5 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction NW)

Heswall, although situated on the banks of the River Dee remains very much part of Merseyside. It is fortunate to occupy a spacious area fringed by green wooded countryside, and is close to sands commencing at near-by Thurstaston...

Lock on the Canal

Widnes (37 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (13.0 miles, 20.9 km, direction NE)

There is much that is Victorian about Widnes, this can be seen in the splendid public library building and the park named after a great Queen and Empress...

The Three Graces, Liverpool

Liverpool (616 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Merseyside (15.6 miles, 25.1 km, direction N)

From early humble origins Liverpool, over the centuries has grown and developed to become one of the most exciting cities to visit in Europe. Liverpool, rich though it is in.....

Welsh Hills from West Kirby, Merseyside

West Kirby (8 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction NW)

The town lies between Heswall and Hoylake, it has a nice sandy beach, a beautiful marine lake and some lovely preserved Victorian properties...

Magnificent Looking Building, Corner of Pillory Street & Hospital Street, Nantwich, Cheshire

Nantwich (36 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cheshire (17.8 miles, 28.6 km, direction SE)

Today, Nantwich is a busy bustling place of business and commerce that still manages to retain its unique 'Elizabethan' flavour...

Perch Rock

New Brighton (30 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (17.8 miles, 28.7 km, direction N)

New Brighton in the Wiirral may not be quite what the traditional Brighton of the South of England is, with its extravaganza of a Royal Pavilion, but what it does have is well worth sampling...

A picture of Warrington

Warrington (109 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (18.2 miles, 29.4 km, direction NE)

This town can claim to have something made for Queen Victoria, which was famously rejected by her - this is the pair of Golden Gates made in 1850 for Sandringham House...

The Town Hall, Corporation Street, St.Helens.

St Helens (86 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (19.3 miles, 31.0 km, direction N)

Having transcended the Industrial Revolution and shaken off its old image, St.Helens is rapidly developing into a place of culture and style...

The mere, Ellesmere, Shropshire

Ellesmere (8 Pictures)

in the county of Shropshire (19.8 miles, 31.9 km, direction S)

Ellesmere, has a lovely 'holiday' atmosphere which gives it an 'away from it all' feel...

Aintree racecourse

Aintree (1 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (19.9 miles, 31.9 km, direction N)

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Oakhanger Mere,

Crewe (4 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (19.9 miles, 32.0 km, direction E)

Crewe has always been associated with its great railway junction, and it is from this point in the "hey-day" of rail travel that Crew began to prosper...

Late afternoon at Crosby

Crosby (31 Pictures)

in the county of Merseyside (21.3 miles, 34.3 km, direction N)

Modern day Crosby straddles the Irish Sea, it is a mainly residential area with a coastline of sands - including the Blundell Sands, thus named for the Blundell family...

The Shroppie Fly.  Canal-side pub in Audlem.

Audlem (3 Pictures)

in the county of Cheshire (21.3 miles, 34.3 km, direction SE)

A walk around the village reveals pleasant black and white timber framed properties, delightful cottages, and buildings of the Victorian era when the canal system and railways came to the area...

Recommended attractions near Chester

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral (40 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)

A Minster was built here in the 10th-century to hold the remains of St.Werburgh, a Mercian princess who died in 707......

Chester Roman Garden

Roman Gardens (2 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

The Roman Garden, thus called is a somewhat misleading name. It was certainly not here in Roman times, but is a left-over from.....

Chester's Roman Amphitheatre

Chester Roman Amphitheatre (1 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

It is almost impossible to list the magnificent Roman treasures this town possesses. Its extraordinary Roman Amphitheatre is but.....

Chester Castle, Chester

Chester Castle (2 Pictures)

(0.7 miles, 1.1 km)

The extensive ruins of Chester Castle can be found on a hillside overlooking the River Dee in close proximity to where the county.....

Orangutans at Chester Zoo, Chester, Cheshire.

Chester Zoo (24 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction N)

Chester Zoo makes a fascinating day out for everyone at whatever age. For mostly we all love creatures of the wild and enjoy.....

Just how close do they come?

Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port (2 Pictures)

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction N)

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Hawarden Castle, Hawarden, Flintshire, taken from the Cricket Club.

Hawarden Castle (2 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction W)

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Ellesmere Port - Taken By David Thomas DEC 2001

Ellesmere Port Boat Museum (50 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.7 km, direction N)

At The Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port we bring Britain's canal history back to life. Come and explore the exhibitions in the.....

A picture of Castle Ewloe near Buxton in northern Wales

Ewloe Castle (1 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction W)

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Delamere Forest, Nr Tarporley, Cheshire

Delamere Forest Park (24 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction E)

Green lungs do not come more beautiful than the densely tree populated Delamere Forest Park found in a haven of countryside, near.....

Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, taken from the outer walls of Beeston Castle.

Peckforton Castle (9 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction SE)

This modern day version of a 12th-century castle is set in the heart of the Cheshire Plains, an area which is scattered with.....

Sea Life Sculpture Eastham Country Park looking over the Mersey

Eastham Woods Country Park (1 Pictures)

(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction N)

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Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle (41 Pictures)

(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction SE)

Set on a lonely hillside along the run of the Peckforton Hills, lie the ruins of Beeston Castle. It was built in the.....

Speke Hall, Liverpool

Speke Hall (13 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction N)

Sandwiched between the urban sprawl of Liverpool, Speke Hall is an astonishing survival from the past - a magnificent, unspoilt.....

Oulton Park Superbikes, Oulton Park, Cheshire

Oulton Park (10 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction E)

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Lady Lever Gallery - Port Sunlight

Lady Lever Art Gallery (3 Pictures)

(12.0 miles, 19.4 km, direction N)

This fascinating art gallery was built by the Ist Viscount Leverhulme, the great benefactor who founded the Lever empire and.....

The Gardens at Erddig House, Wrexham (NT).

Erddig (3 Pictures)

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction SW)

This large, handsome red-brick house was built during the 1680's by Thomas Webb for Joshua Edisbury, High Sheriff of.....

Cholmondeley Castle. A soldiers view in 1940. Tim Croft.

Cholmondeley Castle (19 Pictures)

(12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction SE)

The village of Cholmondeley is famous for its fascinating, romantic castle, built in 1801 in the Gothic style. Built as the seat.....

Remains of Halton Castle

Halton Castle (3 Pictures)

(12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction NE)

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Sefton Park Daffodil Time

Sefton Park Palm House (15 Pictures)

(13.2 miles, 21.3 km, direction N)

A Victorian glasshouse, showcasing the liverpool Botanical collection...


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