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beloved of the Romans and Samuel Johnson, is the historic county town of Cheshire. One of the many highlights of the city are the ‘Rows’ of double decked Tudor style shops which are unique to Chester.

Quarry Bank Mill
overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, built in 1784 and powered by Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel, offers an insight into how the mill community lived and worked, as does a tour of the Apprentice House where the pauper children were housed. A short stroll away is Styal Village, built by the Greg family to house the Mill workers and still a thriving community today.

is a city which offers a wonderful blend of the past, present and future with fantastic shopping, award-winning museums, friendly pubs and restaurants and a diverse arts scene.

Mrs Gaskell’s ‘Cranford‘, is a pretty town with its own heritage centre and its landmark Gaskell Tower in King Street. It is also home to Tatton Park, one of the most complete historic estates in the UK, with its Tudor Old Hall, neo-classical mansion house, acres of landscaped gardens and rare breeds farm.

was originally a Roman town, ‘Condate‘, meaning confluence, probably a reference to its location on the rivers Dane and Weaver. The town is renowned for its black and white timbered buildings and also for its salt production, which can be explored at the Lion Salt Works. Close by is the Anderton Boat Lift, the first of its kind in the world and one of the greatest monuments to the canal age.

is a former European Capital of Culture and with its iconic waterfront, museums and galleries and excellent shopping facilities, it is a superb place to visit on a day trip from Southport.

Salford Quays,
set on the historic waterfront of the Manchester Ship Canal, is now an area of spectacular urban redevelopment and is home to Manchester United, the BBC, Lowry Theatre, Imperial War Museum and numerous shops and restaurants.