Nearby/Walking distance: is Sutton Hall with a beautiful parkland 18 Hole, 6618 yard, 72 par golf course and club. The course offers superb views over the Weaver Valley which create an attractive backdrop to many of the holes. No membership required www.suttonhallgolf.co.uk
Short driving distance (under a mile) you have the historical village of Frodsham with its quant bars and restaurants and boutique shops and a Morrisons supermarket.
The town is of Saxon origin; its 11th century church is mentioned in the Domesday book. In the 13th century the church was home to a holy woman recluse (hermit) called Wymark, who was well known enough to be paid an annual pension from the royal exchequer. Frodsham was an important manor of the medieval earls of Chester, and was created a borough in the early 13th century probably by Earl Ranulf III. The mouth of the River Weaver, where it joins the Mersey, made Frodsham into a significant port for the coasting trade, particularly for the export of Cheshire salt, brought down the river from Northwich and Nantwich. The site of the manor house was in Castle Park; the building was of stone and was fortified. In an account of 1315 it is called ‘castellum’ (little castle), although ‘manerium’ (manor house) was the usual designation.
Short drive (under a mile) to Halton Lea you have your 24 HOUR ASDA supermarket, TK Max, Curry’s, Aldi, Blockbusters, Mac Donalds, KFC, WH Smiths, Boots, Argos and a large cinema.
Encircled by a glorious 2-mile ring of Roman and medieval walls, Chester is a rare and truly magical blend of the ancient and traditional with modern cosmopolitan chic. Situated on the River Dee, close to the Welsh border, Chester is home to 2,000 years of history and one of Britain’s Heritage Cities. Step back in time amid pristine Georgian and Victorian architecture, shop in the unique medieval two-tier galleries called the Rows and enjoy the city’s classy café culture.
Culture and Heritage
As the most complete walled city in Britain, Chester is one of Britain’s Heritage Cities. The surviving Roman grid pattern of streets are so compact that you can get around all the city’s landmarks on foot, feasting your eyes on an amazing architectural panorama of the past. Stroll the Roman walls, studded with historic towers and gates, then drop into the Roman Amphitheatre scene of a major archaeological project. The largest uncovered amphitheatre in the UK is the subject of a major archaeological project. In a partnership between English Heritage and Chester City Council a top team of experts are uncovering new results which are adding to the story of Chester and the world-wide knowledge of roman history.
Places to Visit
Trafford Centre 30 minutes (A must for shopping)
Chill Factor Snow Ski Slope 30 minutes (Trafford Centre)
Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village 15 minutes (A must for shopping)
Chester Zoo 15 minutes
Oulton Park race track 15 minutes (Discounted Prices Available)
Chester Race Course 20 minutes
Aintree Race Course 15 minutes
Blue Planet Aquarium 15 minutes
Knowsley Safari Park 20 minutes
Runcorn Dry Ski Slope 5 minutes
Blackpool Pleasure Beach 45 minutes
Canal Boat Cruises 5 minutes
Castles of Wales 30 minutes
Manchester Museum 30 minutes
Manchester Science & Industry Museum 30 minutes
Nearest Beach 30 minutes
Frodsham Village is the nearest for shops, bars & restaurants
Distance to Places to visit
Chester is 15 minutes
Wales 20 minutes
Blackpool & Attractions 45 minutes
Lake District 45 minutes
Pennine National Park 30 minutes
Peak District 30 minutes
London 2 Hours (Train Station for London is nearby)
Scotland 2 Hours
Motorways leading to all the above destinations are 2 minutes by car