Welcome to Cheshire, a county situated in North West England. The area borders Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire, as well as Wales’ Flintshire and Wrexham County Borough.
The county town is the city of Chester, although the largest town is Warrington. Other places of interest include Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Runcorn, Widnes, Winsford and Northwich. Wherever you go, be sure to have an Afternoon Tea in Cheshire.
People have lived in what is present-day Cheshire for thousands of years. Initially, the Celtic Cornovii tribe and possibly the Deceangi inhabited the area before the Romans arrived in 70 CE.
By the Domesday Book of 1086, records suggest that it was a much larger county than today. Conflict swept through the region during the English Civil War, particularly in 1642, despite an attempt by local gentry to maintain neutrality.
The Industrial Revolution had a dramatic influence on Cheshire, with farmworkers moving to the factories of Manchester and Lancashire in search of modern lifestyles. Eventually, the new age came to Cheshire, too, with canals and railways built during the 19th century.
Today, tourism has become a vital component of the local economy. Why not see what’s on offer today? Best of all, you can stop in an Afternoon Tea Cheshire establishment while you’re at it!