If you are looking for a holiday destination that offers a smattering of traditional towns and villages, a bundle of beautiful countryside and a perfectly peaceful retreat, then a trip to the north-western English county of Cheshire is a must. A Cheshire holiday is the perfect way to relax in tranquil surroundings but to also have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of exhilarating outdoor pursuits should you choose it.
With such a beautiful, large county to explore in the north-western part of England, travellers on a Cheshire holiday will be hard pushed to fit all of the wonderful activities and attractions in during their short stay! Amongst the activities widely available in the county are swimming, cycling, hiking, golf, tennis, quad biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, abseiling, football, paint-balling, horse riding and sailing.
One city not to be missed whilst on a Cheshire holiday is the historic city of Chester. Known as Deva during the Roman period, Chester is filled with historic features which will make any history buff go weak at the knees. Chester is the only place in Britain to retain its defensive walls in full and other Roman remains can be found in the city such as the amphitheatre which dates back to the 1st century. The Chester Rows is also a popular attraction in the city, a street of shops which are unique in the fact that the shops cover two levels, one set on the street level and another set above street level. Other great attractions worth visiting if you have the time whilst visiting Chester are Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral and the Grosvenor Museum.
If you are thinking about booking a wonderful Cheshire holiday rental cottage then you will be privy to some brilliant summer weather. The months of June, July and August tend to be the warmest months to have a Cheshire holiday when that daytime temperature reaches around 20 degrees Celsius. The colder months of January and February offer up colder temperatures during the daytime of around 8 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the county is 26 inches with the most rain generally falling in the month of October.
Travelling to the fantastic county of Cheshire is very simple as there are a couple of large airports covering the area including Manchester Airport (MAN) and Liverpool Airport (LPL). Passengers can travel within the UK from a variety of airports such as Bristol (BRS), Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast (BFS), Exeter (EXT) and Gatwick (LGW). Travellers will find that there are many airlines that have affordable, frequent flights to these airports such as British Airways, BMI, Flybe and Air Southwest.