Welcome to Visit Cheshire Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Cheshire

Visit Cheshire PlacesVisit Cheshire places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Cheshire places to visit. A unique way to experience Cheshire’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Cheshire as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Cheshire is archaically the County Palatine of Chester. It is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire. The county covers 905 square miles (2,344 km) and has a population of around 1 million. Its county town is Chester, while its largest town by population is Warrington. When you visit Cheshire, Walkfo brings Cheshire places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Cheshire Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Cheshire

Visit Cheshire – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 16 audio plaques & Cheshire places for you to explore in the Cheshire area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Cheshire places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Cheshire history


Cheshire Earldom photo

In 1069 local resistance in Cheshire was put down using draconian measures as part of the Harrying of the North. The ferocity of the campaign against the English populace was enough to end all future resistance.

County Palatine

Cheshire in the Domesday Book (1086) is recorded as a much larger county than it is today. It included two hundreds, Atiscross and Exestan, that later became part of North Wales. There were 8 feudal baronies in Chester, the barons of Kinderton, Halton, Malbank, Mold, Shipbrook and Dunham-Massey.

Principality: Merging of Palatine and Earldom

Cheshire Principality: Merging of Palatine and Earldom photo

In 1397 the county had lands in the march of Wales added to its territory. This was because of the support the men of the county gave to King Richard II. As a result, the King’s title was changed to “King of England and France, Lord of Ireland, and Prince of Chester”

Lieutenancy: North split-off

Stockport, Altrincham, Hyde, Dukinfield and Stalybridge in north-east became part of Greater Manchester. Much of the Wirral Peninsula in the north-west joined Merseyside as the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Tintwistle Rural District was transferred to Derbyshire at the same time. Widnes and Warrington added to the new non-metropolitan county of Cheshire.

Cheshire culture & places

Arts and entertainment

Cheshire Arts and entertainment photo

Cheshire has produced notable musicians such as Rick Astley, Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Harry Styles of One Direction, Gary Barlow of Take That, Ian Astbury of The Cult, Van McCann of Catfish and the Bottlemen. The county has also been the origin of several acclaimed writers, including Hall Caine, Alan Garner, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Lewis Carroll.


Cheshire has one Football League team, Crewe Alexandra FC, which plays in League One. Chester FC, a phoenix club formed in 2010 after ex-Football League club Chester City FC was dissolved. Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings are the premier rugby league teams in Cheshire. Cheshire County Cricket Club is one of the clubs that make up the minor counties of English and Welsh cricket.

Modern county emblem

Plantlife chose the cuckooflower as the county flower in 2002 as part of a marketing campaign. Previously, a sheaf of golden wheat was the county emblem, a reference to the Earl of Chester’s arms.


Cheshire Landmarks photo

Prehistoric burial grounds have been discovered at The Bridestones near Congleton. Iron Age hill forts are found on sandstone ridges at several locations in Cheshire. Roman fortress and walls of Chester are constructed from purple-grey sandstone. Early brick buildings include Peover Hall near Macclesfield (1585) and Tattenhall Hall (pre-1622)

Cheshire toponymy

Cheshire’s name was first recorded as Legeceasterscir in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, meaning “the shire of the city of legions” It is thought that the county was created by Edward the Elder around 920. The Domesday Book records Cheshire as having two complete Hundreds.

Cheshire geography / climate


Cheshire covers a boulder clay plain separating the hills of North Wales and the Peak District. The bedrock of this region is almost entirely Triassic sandstone. The eastern half of the county is Upper Triassic Mercia Mudstone laid down with large salt deposits which were mined for hundreds of years around Winsford.


The ceremonial county borders Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire in England along with Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales, arranged by compass directions as shown in the table below. The North Cheshire Green Belt is contiguous with the Peak District Park boundary inside Cheshire.

Why visit Cheshire with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Cheshire PlacesYou can visit Cheshire places with Walkfo Cheshire to hear history at Cheshire’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Cheshire has 16 places to visit in our interactive Cheshire map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Cheshire, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Cheshire places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Cheshire & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 16 audio facts unique to Cheshire places in an interactive Cheshire map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Cheshire Places Map
16 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Cheshire historic spots

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Walkfo Cheshire tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Cheshire


Best Cheshire places to visit

Cheshire has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Cheshire’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Cheshire’s information audio spots:

Cheshire photo Monument to Captain John Francis Egerton
Monument to Captain John Francis Egerton stands in the grounds of the Oulton Estate, Little Budworth, Cheshire, England . The memorial was designed by Scott and Moffatt and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building .
Cheshire photo Oulton Estate
In the early 18th century the Oulton Estate was home to the Egerton family and comprised a manor house and a formal garden surrounded by farmland . Later in the century the farmland was converted into a park . The estate is now the site of the motor racing track Oulton Park .

Visit Cheshire plaques

Cheshire Plaques 0
Cheshire has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Cheshire plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Cheshire using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Cheshire plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.