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Properties and events in Cheshire West and Chester 2023

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RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands , Puddington Lane, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 5SF

Explore this historic landscape including the Mere, once part of Burton Manor estate, home of Henry Neville Gladstone, son of Prime Minister…

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Behind Chester Rows

Goss Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2BG

The Rows of Chester are one of the best and most important architectural features in the country, but what's behind them? This short tour will…

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Bishop Lloyd’s Palace

51/53 Watergate Row South, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LE

The three reception chambers, with their Jacobean plasterwork and two intriguing fireplaces, will be open. There will be leaflets available to…

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Bridgegate House - Donald Insall Associates

Donald Insall Associates, Bridgegate House, 5 Bridge Place, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SA

An architect for Donald Insall Associates will show the group around the first/second floor rooms. There is a view of the garden, built into a…

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Cheshire Military Museum

Cheshire Military Museum, The Castle, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

Join us on Saturday 9 September to create a collage of Flowers for Remembrance. Come along and meet local re-enactors on Sunday 10 September. The…

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Cheshire’s archives: A story shared. A talk and a behind-the-scenes tour.

Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RL

This is a chance to find out why and how the move will bring collections closer to people, and better preserve and share Cheshire's nationally…

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Chester Castle Civil War Living History Event

Chester Castle , Grosvenor Street , Chester , Cheshire, CH1 2DN

Meet our soldiers and civilians, watch craft demonstrations and musket firing displays. Visit the fascinating Agricola Tower to see our beautiful…

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Chester Racecourse Walking Tour

Holiday Inn Express, New Crane Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

The oldest operating racecourse in the world is also the site of the Roman port. The tour meanders from City walls to Grandstands, Parade Ring,…

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Chester Taster Tours by the Guild of Chester Tour Guides

Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HQ

The qualified guides tell you about every phase of Chester's fascinating 2000 years of histories, with tales and anecdotes of those who have…

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Chester Town Hall Tours

Chester Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HQ

Chester Town Hall has stood proudly in the centre of Chester for over 150 years. As part of Heritage Open Days we are proud to be opening our…

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Children’s Ghost Tour Taster

Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

On Thursday 14 September meet at 5.30pm for this family friendly spooky tour for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Meet outside the…

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Creative Genius of John Douglas talk at Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD

A designer of boundless creativity, Douglas' buildings are a key part of the architectural landscape of Chester and Cheshire, woven into the city…

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CWGC Tour - Chester (Blacon) cemetery.

Cemetery Lodge, Blacon Avenue, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 5BB

Not long after the outbreak of the Second World War, two large areas were set aside for the burial of service personnel in the newly established…

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Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Barbara the Great Martyr

Overleigh Cemetery , Overleigh Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 7HW

The Eastern Orthodox church serving Cheshire & North Wales. Grade II listed. Recently installed Iconostasis and Altar. Many fine icons. This…

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Heritage Discovery Day at Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral , St. Werburgh Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DY

Explore the world of Chester's Tudors! For more details and to book your free ticket for the event please go to chestercathedral.com

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Hoole: ‘Lost Gardens to People’s Park’

United Reformed Church, Hoole Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3NT

The tour will start in front of Hoole United Reformed Church on Hoole Road. It will take in the sites and the development of the 'Lost Gardens' of…

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How Thomas Harrison Transformed Chester Castle.

Chester Castle, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

Meet at the Propylaeum gate. The tour looks at the changes made by Thomas Harrison to the outer bailey of Chester Castle from 1788 to 1826, and…

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Industrial Chester Guided Walk

The Lock Keeper, Canal Side, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3LH

A walk exploring the remains of Chester's industry along the canal and the area leading to the railway.

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King Charles Tower, City Walls, Chester - Weekends Opening by CHBPT

The North-East corner of the city walls, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2JF

King Charles' Tower stands on the North-East corner of the city walls over-looking the canal. Parts of the tower date back to the 13th Century. It…

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Local History - Resources, Quirks and curiosities at Upton Library

Upton Library, Wealstone Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1HB

This talk by local historian and writer, Chris Fozzard, should appeal to anyone with an interest in local and family history. Chris highlights the…

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Medieval and Jacobite Chester Castle Tours

Chester Castle , Grosvenor Street , Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

Learn more about the1000 year history of this fascinating site and the people who inhabited the castle . You will get to explore the Agricola…

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Riverside Museum

University of Chester Riverside Museum, Wheeler Building, Castle Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SL

Curiosities from the world of medicine, including an original letter from Florence Nightingale, the First World War: Returning Home exhibition on…

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St. Mary’s Creative Space

St.Mary's Creative Space, St. Mary's Hill, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DW

The building houses 72 monuments and cenotaphs dating from 16th to 20th century including the Gamul tomb. The building will be open staffed by…

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St. Michael’s Church, Shotwick

St. Michael's Church, Shotwick Lane, Shotwick, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6HX

An active Grade I listed parish church dating from the 12th Century. Notable features include a carved Norman doorway, medieval arrow sharpening…

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St. Oswald’s Church, Backford

St. Oswald's Church, Church Lane, Backford, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 4BE

Thirteenth century church with sixteenth century tower. Built of Cheshire sandstone. Reredos by John Douglas. Large Churchyard.

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Time Traveling Crafters: Victorian Arts and Crafts Day

Grosvenor Museum , 25-27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD

Join us for one of our three one hour Arts and Crafts movement inspired printing workshops. Come along, get a little messy, and have a go at print…

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Tour of Chester Railway Station with guide John Whittingham

Chester Railway Station, City Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NS

Chester Station will be celebrating its 175th anniversary this year of the official opening of the station which took place amongst great public…

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University of Chester Chapel, Parkgate Road

University of Chester Chapel, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ

The University of Chester Chapel was built between 1844 and 1847. The decorative stonework, carved interior woodwork, the organ case and some of…

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Upton-by-Chester History Walking Tour

Upton Village Hall, Heath Road, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1HX

Guided tour by the Upton Local History Group, starting and finishing at Upton Village Hall. The tour will include visiting historical sites and…

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Victorian Architecture on Parkgate Road, University of Chester

University of Chester Chapel, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ

Starting in the University of Chester's historic chapel, and concluding at the John Douglas designed Vicarage, this is an opportunity to explore…

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Western Command (Churchill Building)

Western Command (Churchill Building), Chester Business School,University of Chester, Queen's Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 7AD

Churchill Building was built in 1937/38 as the headquarters for Western Command. Learn about the role of Western Command during World War II. Meet…

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Who Lived in a House Like This?

Chester Castle, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

This walk will include Lower Bridge Street, Castle Street, Bridge Street, Watergate Street, Stanley Street Nicholas Street Mews and Greyfriars.…

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National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

The National Waterways Museum holds 90% of the UK's inland waterways collections, containing some 15,000 objects and over 50 boats. It's the UK's…

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Stretton Watermill

Stretton Watermill, Stretton, Tilston, Farndon, Cheshire, SY14 7HS

There's nowhere better to see "creativity" than here at Stretton Watermill. The 14th century corn mill demonstrates the power and uses of water to…

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Holes in the Ground: Historic Marl Pits and Rail Cuttings repurposed for Wildlife and Leisure

Lees Lane Ponds & Neston Rail Cutting, , Wirral Country Park, Neston, Cheshire

Ambling along public footpaths we will explore with experts the legacy of our local Agricultural, Geological, and Victorian Heritage and…

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St Mary and St Helen Parish Church, Neston

High Street, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 9TZ

Neston Parish Church is situated in the centre of the Town of Neston (on the Wirral) in the Diocese of Chester. It is dedicated to St Mary the…

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Anderton Boat Lift - Event is FULLY BOOKED

Anderton Boat lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

Head for heights? You can walk to the very top of this engineering marvel while our guide enthrals you with its awesome history.

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Davenham Players Theatre

Davenham Theatre, 59 Church Street, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8NF

This theatre group recently discovered that their beloved building started life as a Victorian school and their cosy backstage area was once the…

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Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

Find out how salt was made in the original open-pan salt production site and watch as the Lion Salt Works Trust demonstrate how to make salt the…

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Marbury Through the Centuries

Marbury Country Park, Marbury Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6AT

This guided and illustrated two-hour walk around Marbury Park will catch a glimpse of the lives of those who lived and worked here from Medieval…

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St Helen’s Northwich - Church Open Day!

St Helen's Northwich, Church Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5PB

The Church will be open to visitors from 1000 until 1400!

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Weaver Hall Museum

Cheshire Museums, 162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB

Explore the town's interesting Industrial past told through archive film, costume and historic objects. Learn how archaeological finds in the area…

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Parkgate Heritage Trail Guided Walk

Station Road, Parkgate, Cheshire, CH64 6QJ

The Heritage Trail takes in a selection of historic sites and buildings recalling Parkgate's past as a port for travellers to Ireland, a sea-side…

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St Chad’s Church, Winsford

St. Chads C of E Church, Swanlow Lane, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 4DA

Tower Tours See the view from the top of the tower across Winsford and beyond. See the 8 Bells Bell ringing demonstrations “With you always”…

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