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Buttermere

in the county of Cumbria

Downtown Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Barrow in Furness

in the county of Cumbria

Beach huts at Mudeford

Mudeford

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

Pictures of Ellesmere

in the county of Shropshire

About Ellesmere

Welcome to England's other Lake District. Here, centred around an attractive market town with a history reaching down the centuries to the time the Saxon's ruled the Kingdom lies a fascinating spread of sparkling lakes with an abundance of bird-life, good fishing and excellent boating facilities. The Llangollen Canal flows through the town and the storey of this and the seven lakes is told in the visitors centre.

Ellesmere, has a lovely 'holiday' atmosphere which gives it an 'away from it all' feel. A short stroll away from the lakes takes you through a picturesque market town full of appealing properties covering from Tudor times to the present day. There is a good choice of shops and a pleasant selection of hotel accommodation in the region. With nice riverside inns, this is an ideal place to relax and spend a day boating on the lakes, or enjoy a longer holiday exploring the charms of the Llangollen Canal.

Places to visit include: the River Dee, the Shropshire Union Canal, Whitchurch and the historic town of Shrewsbury.

Interesting & Historical Facts about Ellesmere

The town of Ellesmere is located by the side of Ellesmere (aka 'the Mere'), which is one of the largest natural meres in England outside of the Lake District and one of nine glacial meres in the area.

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Recommended towns & villages near Ellesmere

Autumn at Colemere near Ellesmere, Shropshire

Colemere (2 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction SE of Ellesmere)

Clolemere is a countryside heritage site with miles of waymarked walks circling over 70 acres of water, woodland and sweet scented meadows...

A picture of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury (269 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Shropshire

(15.1 miles, 24.4 km, direction SE of Ellesmere)

Shrewsbury is a wonderfully atmospheric town which beguiles the visitor with sights of bygone centuries and much a great charm is to be found in its narrow streets and medieval buildings...

Nantwich, Cheshire

Nantwich (36 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Cheshire

(19.3 miles, 31.1 km, direction NE of Ellesmere)

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

Chester City Walls, Chester

Chester (290 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Cheshire

(19.8 miles, 31.9 km, direction N of Ellesmere)

Chester, the county town of Cheshire, is one of the oldest and most complete walled cities with fantastic architecture and history...

St Helen's Church, Tarporley

Tarporley (15 Pictures) in the county of Cheshire

(20.0 miles, 32.2 km, direction NE of Ellesmere)

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

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Gatehouse at Whittington Castle

Whittington Castle (2 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction SW)

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Chirk Castle Gardens, near Wrexham

Chirk Castle (16 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction W)

This magnificent building is the last of the great Welsh castles built by Edward I that is still lived in today. It was begun in.....

The Gardens at Erddig House, Wrexham (NT).

Erddig (3 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NW)

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

Hawkstone Folly

Hawkstone Park (14 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction E)

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Moreton Corbet Castle, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire

Moreton Corbet Castle (2 Pictures)

(12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction SE)

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

Cholmondeley Castle (19 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction NE)

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

Hodnet Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Hodnet Hall (3 Pictures)

(13.9 miles, 22.3 km, direction E)

Picturesque Hodnet Hall stands on the bank of a small valley, it is a handsome red-brick mansion designed in the 19th-century by.....


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