In and around Cheshire

Red deer stag at Lyme, Cheshire in early autumn

Great houses and glorious gardens, moorland landscapes and medieval deer parks - choose your day out with us in Cheshire.

Deer rutting

Autumn wildlife in Cheshire 

There's loads of wildlife to discover in Cheshire this autumn - here are our suggestions for what to look out for and where.

The sun shining on a path through trees on the top of Alderley Edge

Woodland walks in Cheshire 

Take an autumn stroll through Cheshire woods. Autumn is the time for walking – misty mornings, golden afternoons and crisp blue skies in between. Here are our favourites.

A couple exploring the garden during autumn at Dunham Massey

Great places for autumn colour in Cheshire 

Stretch your legs and head out to a National Trust place in Cheshire for some gorgeous seasonal colour and great autumn views.

Deb building fun at Lyme, Cheshire

50 things 

Autumn is a great time for outdoor activities – we’ve got some great ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’’ for you to tick off your list! Catch a falling leaf, play conkers, build a den in the autumn woods, fly your kite on a windy autumn day; create some fabulous wild art from autumn leaves and berries, skim a stone on a pond – or how about stargazing into the autumn skies?

A slice of apple and rhubarb crumble

A taste of autumn in Cheshire

Seasonal soups, warming stews and casseroles and delicious autumn puddings - check out our restaurants and tea rooms and enjoy a taste of autumn.

The main bed of the Quarry Bank garden

Exotic Guests and Alien Invaders at Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank's picturesque garden was a carefully curated showcase of ingenuity and wealth, with a collection of plants and trees from all ends of the Earth. This has left Quarry Bank with a beautiful but challenging legacy, where some plants that were once prized specimens now have to be treated as invaders.

Distorted painting fill the Great Hall at Dunham Massey

Dunham’s Lost Years

Meet the rebellious 7th Earl and his new wife, London celebrity Catharine Cox. See their story of love, status and scandal played out throughout the house and discover how they altered the course of Dunham’s history forever.

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