A vast array of new attractions - from a boutique hotel to an ice-cream trail are opening in Cheshire this year.

And Jodrell Bank will see a new space building built at the popular site.

Sweet-toothed ice-cream fans can look forward to a new trail developed specifically for them, called the Delicious Dozen.

From near the Welsh border to the foothills of the Cheshire Peak District, the trail snakes through Nantwich, Tattenhall, Chester, Daresbury, Northwich, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Dunham Massey, and Macclesfield.

A highlight of the trail is one of Britain’s favourite attractions, The Ice-Cream Farm near Tattenhall.

Jodrell Bank

Artist impression of the new First Light Pavilion (Image: Jodrell Bank)

Meanwhile, Jodrell Bank will open a new space called the First Light Pavilion in Spring.

This multi-million proud First Light Project includes a gallery dedicated to telling its story, an education hub, café, and an immersive projection space and auditorium.

The attraction is set to be in a new building in the shadow of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lovell Telescope.

The Pavilion was designed by internationally-acclaimed architects, HASSELL Studio.

New Chester boutique hotel

Wildes Hotel, ChesterA boutique hotel is opening in Chester’s medieval Rows, overlooking the High Cross on Bridge Street.

Wildes Chester will open to the public in the summer, and will feature 18 luxury rooms, a spa, and restaurant X by Harry Guy, who was taught by renowned chefs such as Gordan Ramsey and Simon Rogan.

The hotel will be “a private getaway and sense of calm that emanates luxury”.

X by Harry Guy will be a 50-cover, escapist experience for diners, with ‘flavour-first’ British dishes.

Discover the Rows in Chester

The Rows, Chester HAZ area courtesy of Marketing Cheshire (Image: Marketing Cheshire)

A new online and walking tour around Chester’s medieval Rows is being launched this month.

Discover The Rows will allow tourists, shoppers and sightseers to learn about the first-floor open galleries.

Find out where England’s first shop front was, and find a coded message about a possible visit to Chester by Catherine of Aragon.

Medieval soldiers, otherwise known as Roman Tours guides, will be around to teach more about the historical city and its structures.

Ancient history will also be explored deeper with Chester’s recently revamped Deva Roman Discovery Centre museum.

New attractions in the museum include hands-on exhibitions and sound-and-light shows, accompanied by the familiar and well-loved Roman soldier guides and archaeological site.

Spring Blooms art installation

Chester will also come alive in February with art installations called Spring Blooms.

The Cheshire countryside will be brought to the city; visitors are told to expect nocturnal projections of nature, sculptures of swooping birds, and a stage for free performances in Cathedral gardens.

Using a new app, tourists will be able to find out more about these art displays.

The installation is part of the campaign, Cheshire Designed By Nature from Destination Chester.


Jodrell Bank
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Jodrell Bank is an amazing, unique, and awe-inspiring place. A world-leading deep-space radio observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an award-winning national visitor attraction.

Deva Roman Discovery Centre
Deva Roman Discovery Centre, Chester

Discover more than just Romans in Deva Roman Discovery Centre.

The Ice Cream Farm
The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire

Set in the picturesque Cheshire countryside between Beeston and Peckforton Castles, The Ice Cream Farm is the tastiest trip you will ever take, enticing hundreds and thousands of visitors every year!



Nobody has commented on this post yet, why not send us your thoughts and be the first?

Leave a Reply