Cheshire is a very green and pleasant county, complete with wonderful ye olde Tudor buildings and Friesian cows chewing the cud in calm pastures. The loveliness attracts people who can afford to live in places purely for the loveliness, so the fields are dotted with walled manor houses both ancient, modern and faux-ancient. The best places to stay in Cheshire are similarly varied.
Much of Cheshire's appeal is centred round the historic Roman town of Chester, with its red Roman wall and ancient collection of architecture.
Football millionaires, celebrities and even royalty are attracted by Cheshire's rural idyll, so you never know who you're going to rub shoulders with in one of the local pretty villages.
But most people come to Cheshire for Chester. As well as Chester's wall there's also a Roman amphitheatre and gardens, and some wonderful Tudor and Victorian buildings. Chester also has Cheshire's best shopping, in one of the country's prettiest town centres.
If you appreciate a quirkier architectural style Knutsford might be one of the best places to stay in Cheshire for you. A wealthy former resident with a penchant for Mediterranean architecture commissioned a whole lot of weird and wonderful buildings here. For the best of these head to King Street.
A quirky hotel well positioned for sightseeing in Chester. An eclectic mix of decoration throughout cosy suites and apartments; round beds, boutique furnishings, mezzanine levels, and all the mod cons. Michelin star chef, Mediterranean fare, and a trendy rooftop bar in the garden. Pretty cool!
Country house hotel with modern add ons in the heart of Cheshire nestled amid 38 acres of grounds. Award winning spa with large glass roofed pool, sauna, steam rooms and much more. Excellent food.
A lovely Georgian house overlooking the River Dee with clean, contemporary interiors and stylish bedrooms. Lovely feature baths and views of the river and garden. Boasts a mini cinema, library and sitting room. Enjoy English afternoon tea at this stylish guest house hotel.
Strikingly modern property with 84 well equipped bedrooms converted from Chester Constabulary's former HQ, right next to the racecourse. Various dining options including Michael Caines Restaurant and Champagne Bar which occupies the entire 5th floor and features a rooftop terrace with great views!
Traditional luxury hotel in Chester town centre. Elegant modern interiors. Restaurant with 20 years of Michelin Stars, bars, spa and gym.