Cheshire Tourist Attraction Series: Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port is a town and port located in Cheshire and is home to some of the county’s most-visited tourist attractions. Now home to around 60,000 residents, Ellesmere Port was originally built on the River Mersey. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the town’s developed into a civil parish in 1911, by encompassing nearby villages. Following the Industrial Revolution and the developm

ent of a sprawling network of waterways, the town witnessed an influx of residents. Since then, boasting attractions such as the National Waterways Museum and Rivacre Valley Nature Reserve, it has become a stopping-point for visitors and tourists.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Just off Junction 10 of the M53 motorway, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet offers cut-price designer goods. With discounts of up to sixty per cent, bargain hunters frequent the outlet centre in their droves. Famous designer stores include: Armani, Belstaff, Burberry, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Fossil, Kurt Geiger, Nike, Pandora and many more. Operating seven days a week, the designer outlet village also has a theme park, will lots of fun activities and dining on offer for families.

National Waterways Museum (NWM)

Located at the meeting point of the Shropshire Union Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal, the National Waterways Museum is one of Cheshire’s most-loved tourist and visitor attractions. The museum contains an impressive array of collections detailing Britain’s inland waterways such as canals, rivers and canal boats. Impressively, the museum is built around an actual industrial port, formerly known as the Netherpool port. Offering a learning experience to entice anyone’s imagination, the NWM is a national treasure.

Rivacre Valley Nature Reserve

Named after the Rivacre Brook which runs amid the valley, the area is now an established wildlife habitat. Through a network of paths across the sprawling 400-acre site, visitors can woods, stream and brooks dotted around the reserve.