With a history dating back at least 4000 years, Cheshire is a county that captures the very essence of England. Its landscapes reflect the gentle pastures of the English Midlands and Welsh Marches, as well as the rugged hills of Englands North Country. Here, in the peace and beauty of Cheshires countryside, there are always secrets to be discovered. They could be the sudden view across glorious summer landscapes from a wooded hillside path; the vivid colours of autumn leaves in one of Cheshires world-class country gardens; fine local food served on a winters day in a warm and welcoming ancient Inn; or the magnificent sweep of a championship golf course in the clear sunshine of spring.
The county is famous for the production of Cheshire Cheese, salt and silk. For historical buildings in and around Chester, you can visit Peover Hall near Macclesfield (1585), Tattenhall Hall (pre-1622) and Pied Bull Hotel in Chester (17th century).