Where to begin? Over to the east, Cheshire rises to the Peak District, England's first National Park, and the excitement also mounts. At the dramatic rocky outcrop of Alderley Edge, there are mysteries and myths bound up with Merlin.
Almost as weird and wonderful are the bridges and locks on the Macclesfield Canal which takes you by hired boat or towpath serenely to the Silk Museum, the eccentricities of the Anson Engine Museum and the Georgian architectural grace of Lyme Park.
Then there are Cheshire's unique towns, such as stone built Bollington where you can climb Kerridge Hill to see the famous White Nancy landmark, believed to commermorate the victory at Waterloo.
Rather nearer are the historic attractions of Tatton Park, Gawsworth Hall, Capesthorne Hall and Jodrell Bank.
Don't miss the picturesque towns and villages of Knutsford, Rainow and Prestbury or the fabled shopping and restaurants of Alderley Edge.
Browse the individual pages below for information about places to stay, eat, visit and events in some of the many towns and villages.
Or for more information about Cheshire's Peak District visit http://www.visitcheshire.com/peak-district