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For other places with the same name, see Cheshire (disambiguation).

Cheshire is a county in north west England. It shares borders with Merseyside and Greater Manchester in the north, Derbyshire in the east, Shropshire and Staffordshire in the south, and the Welsh county of Clwyd to the west.

Cities, towns and villages[edit]

Map of Cheshire


  • 1 Chester – the county town situated on the River Dee, with a rich Roman history, famously beautiful architecture and good shopping along the historic Cheshire rows. Chester Races at The Roodee, the oldest racecourse still in use in England.




Prior to boundary changes in 1974 and the creation of areas like Greater Manchester and Merseyside, Cheshire included everything south of the Mersey such as Sale, Hyde, and Stockport, and continued up to the Welsh border near Chester. The boundary changes led to some gains and some losses, Widnes and Warrington were added to Cheshire.


The Cheshire accent is not a strong regional accent and is often associated with Received Pronunciation (RP), but several regional accents and dialects like Scouse are common in Cheshire, due to the proximity to cities like Liverpool and Manchester.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Crewe, Wilmslow and Warrington Bank Quay are on the West Coast Mainline, which gives them good connections to London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh and a variety of other destinations. Chester has more infrequent services to and from London and the Midlands, and regular services to and from North Wales, Manchester and Liverpool served by Merseyrail. These last two are largely commuter lines, so do not expect major luxury, though they pass through enjoyable country scenery. Neston station in Cheshire also serves the Borderlands Line to mid-Wirral.

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Manchester Airport (MAN IATA) is located just north of Cheshire and serves a large number of international and domestic destinations.
  • Liverpool John Lennon (LPL IATA) is similarly close, and has mainly budget airline connections to European destinations. It will not be possible to get to most places in Cheshire direct from here, rather you must go to the main train stations in that city and use that.

Get around[edit]


Handforth Hall in Handforth, Cheshire

Cheshire is famous for its countryside and largely unspoilt landscapes. The historic roman city of Chester (Deva) is a popular tourist destination because of its ancient city walls, amphitheatres and Mediaeval/Tudor buildings.




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