The Edge is a wide red sandstone escarpment situated above the village of Alderley. Surrounded in tales of witches and wizardry, The Edge is a National Trust site with incredible views over the Cheshire and Derbyshire plains. It’s the perfect place to talk a long walk and blow the cobwebs away.
The Jodrell Bank Observatory is a British observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester.
The main telescope at the observatory is the Lovell Telescope, which is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world. The site of the observatory includes the Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and an arboretum.
Chester is a city in northwest England, founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. It's known for its extensive Roman walls made of local red sandstone. In the old city, the Rows is a shopping district distinguished by 2-level covered arcades and Tudor-style half-timber buildings. A Roman amphitheatre, with ongoing excavations, lies just outside the old city's walls. A beautiful shopping haven with a plethora of bars and restaurants. A quirky city and a lovely way to spend a day.
With a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks isn’t merely the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. They have a wide range of brands, offering something to suit every taste. Highlights range from athletic labels, like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Marks & Spencer and Next, to a selection of iconic fashion brands, including Burberry, Polo, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss.
There's over 15,000 of the world's most exotic and endangered animals to discover in 125 acres of award-winning gardens.
Discover the newly opened island habitats of Panay, Papua, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi and find some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife. Watch out for tigers as you make your way through the bamboo forest, observe the macaques on Sulawesi and record the many different birds found in the Monsoon Forest. Cross the Dragon Bridge between Papua and Bali, and then take the Lazy River Boat Trip from Sumba.
Intu Trafford Centre
Intu Trafford Centre is the second largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom. With over 280 shops and eateries, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this shopper’s paradise. The Intu Trafford Centre is home to Europe’s largest food court and the UK’s busiest cinema. The shopping centre attracts 35 million visitors annually. The centre is just a 16 mile drive away.
Manchester - the home of sport
Home to two of the biggest football clubs in the world Manchester United and Manchester City, Manchester plays host to a wide range of sporting events and spectator sports. With plenty to see and do from watching Lancashire play cricket at Emirates Old Trafford to Indoor Skydiving at iFly near the Trafford Centre, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Manchester is just 12 miles away and can be reached by car or by public transport from Alderley Edge.