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Local Attractions

Local Attractions in Cheshire

Alvaston Hall is not only set in beautiful surroundings, but is also ideally located for interesting excursions and visits to local areas of attraction.



Captivating market town with a cosy atmosphere of ancient hostelries or enjoy a leisurely riverside walk.

Distance by Car: 5 minutes

Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift, 'the Cathedral of Canals', is one of only two working boat lifts in the UK. It was in use for over 100 years until 1983. It was then restored and reopened in 2002 and is now a fascinating place to visit.

Distance by Car: 30 minutes



Distinguished Roman walled city famous for its imposing Cathedral with a fascinating history. Packed with things to do and see, visit the Rows, a two tier shopping gallery which dates from the Middle Ages

Distance by Car: 40 minutes

Jodrell Bank Science Centre and Arboretum

Jodrell Bank Science Centre and Arboretum (Lovell Telescope)

Home of the Lovell radio telescope. Experience the planets at large in our 3D theatre. See how trees help sustain the earth's environment in our tree planet exhibition, use one of our self-guided tours to explore the national collections in our arboretum. Here you can shop, visit the space cafe and picnic areas or both.

Distance by Car: 40 minutes


Wedgewood Visitor Centre

Boasting the internationally acclaimed Wedgewood Visitor Centre offering craft demonstrations, factory tours and stunning museum collections. Other factories such as Moorcroft and Burleigh also offer factory tours.

Distance by Car: 30 minutes

Chester Zoo


The largest zoo in Britain, it’s the most visited visitor attraction outside the capital. Highly commended with daily animal talks, themed gardens and a choice of restaurants and kiosks – Everyone loves the Zoofari monorail as it gives you a giraffe’s eye view of the zoo.

Distance by car: 40 minutes

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre


Set in 50 acres in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, the park offers everything for the perfect day out. Home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud, they’ve been breeding prize winning Shires here for over 40 years and they form the centrepiece of the Centre.

Distance by car: 20 minutes

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"Our room is incredible. It’s just been decorated and everything is very contemporary. I’ve been delighted. You open the window in the morning and the birds are singing – when you’re away it’s important to feel you’re being spoilt a bit."

Roy & Linda Bridges Alvaston Hall