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Northwich is in the pastoral county of Cheshire, with the broad fertile meadows of the Cheshire Plain, country manor houses and the historic county town of Chester. It is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales to the west. It is a county of rolling green countryside, half-timbered little towns and villages, and dairy farms producing the delicious, crumbly, white Cheshire cheese.

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Attractions Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. Tel: 01625 534400. Magnificent estate with mansion, grand garden, deer park, farm and Tudor old hall. Home to a grand array of antiques and furniture. Gift shop, garden shop, and speciality food shop. Children-friendly 1930s rare-breeds farm and adventure playground. National Trust. Charges apply. About 8 miles northeast of Northwich.

Tatton Park

AttractionsANDERTON BOAT LIFT, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FW- Tel: 01606 786777. The Anderton Boat Lift is one of the greatest monuments to Britain's last canal age and known as the "Cathedral of the Canals". Built in 1875 it was the world's first and is currently the UK's only Boat Lift. Boat owners and visitors alike are able to ride the Lift and a new Operations Centre houses education and visitor facilities - creating one of the region's most important visitor attractions. Location: On the outskirts of Northwich.

anderton boat lift

AttractionsThe Salt Museum, 162 London Road, Northwich CW9 8AB. Tel: 01606 41331. Salt has been produced in Cheshire for over 2,000 years and it is the only place in Britain where it is still produced on a large scale. There has been a Salt Museum in Northwich for over 100 years. The original museum was established by Thomas Ward and John Brunner, two local salt proprietors. Location: In the centre of Northwich.

The Salt Museum

Attractions Oulton Park Race Circuit, Little Budworth, Taporley, Cheshire CW6 9BW. Tel: 01829 760 301. Oulton Park first established itself as the North West's premier motorsport venue in 1953. The venue held its first prestigious Gold Cup meeting in 1954 and amongst the winners have been household names such Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill. About 8 miles souhwest of Northwich.

Oulton Park Race Circuit

Attractions Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HB - Tel: 01565 750151. Tabley is the only 18th century Palladian country house in Cheshire. It has a 9-bay central block facing south, flanked by pavilions and quadrant passages set well back and splendid Doric portico reached by curved stairs. Tabley House is home to a number of important paintings collected by the Leicester family, principally by the 1st Lord de Tabley. About 5 miles northeast of Northwich.

Tabley House

Attractions Jodrell Bank Observatory, School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL - Tel: 01477 571321. Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester. The Observatory is home to the Lovell Radio Telescope and the MERLIN/VLBI National Facility which is operated by the University on behalf of PPARC. It is a place of learning, teaching and research for the many astronomers, students and engineers who develop and use the facilities here. About 10 miles east of Northwich.

Jodrell Bank Observatory

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