The Romans occupied Cheshire for almost 400 years, from 70 AD, and created the town and fort of Deva Victrix, now Chester.
Cheshire is criss-crossed by canals, the Llangollen Canal, the Trent and Mersey Canal, the Shropshire Union and the Macclesfield Canal and it is difficult to travel far in Cheshire without crossing a canal. Where there are canals there are narrow boating holiday to enjoy, towpaths to walk, places to fish, boats to watch and a wealth of canal side pubs to visit.
The county town of Cheshire is Chester and the city offers a hosts of brilliant places to visit including the award winning Chester Zoo. Chester Zoo is home to 7000 animals including some of the most endangered species on the planet. Take a journey through the Butterfly house a 400sq meters tropical house and is home to more than 30 species of butterfly
At the Newstead Roman Gallery step off the pages of history into a gallery which tells the story of the Romans in Chester including the Roman legion, its fortress and what everyday life would have been like in Roman Chester. Tour Chester with a real Roman and enjoy a light-hearted journey through the Roman heritage.
For a wonderful day out visit the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, the museum is home to the worlds largest collection of inland water way craft.