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History of Cheshire - Salt, Soap & Silk

History of Cheshire - Salt, Soap & Silk

4* Queen Hotel, Chester: Paradise Mill, Buxton, Port Sunlight, Anderton Boat Lift & Lion Salt Works

A fascinating short break based around the Cheshire area where we’ll enjoy some of the marvels that made Britain great!  Beautiful buildings, wonders from the canal age and the best of traditional industries.


Sunday 26 April

We depart the local area for our hotel, the 4* Queen Hotel, which is located close to Chester’s historic city centre.


Monday 27 April

Today we travel across the attractive Cheshire Plains to Macclesfield, traditional home of the Silk Industry, where we will visit Paradise Mill, a restored silk works.  Afterwards we continue through part of the Peak District National Park to delightful Buxton.


Tuesday 28 April

Today we travel to The Wirral.  Spending the morning at Port Sunlight, built by William Hesketh Lever for the workers in his soap factory (home of Sunlight Soap) where we enjoy a visit to the Museum and guided tour of the village.  We return to Chester for a free afternoon.


Wednesday 29 April

We travel to Northwich for a ride on a masterpiece of Victorian engineering, the Anderton Boat Lift, then continue the short journey to the Lion Salt Works for a fascinating visit to find out about this 2000 year old industry.


Thursday 30 April

After breakfast we depart for home with a lunch stop on route, arriving back late afternoon.




Sunday 26 April 2020

5 days

£450 per person sharing a twin/double room

£80 single supplement

Home to home pick up/set down from £25

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour


Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Paradise Mill

Port Sunlight guided tour

Anderton Boat lift ride

Admission to Lion Salt Works




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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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