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Tourism has a vital role to play in the continuing economic success and development of both Cheshire East and the North West region as a whole. It remains one of the fastest growing areas of the Cheshire East economy and is worth £735 million to the local area; employing 8,648 FTE
A diverse range of visitor destinations attract tourists from across the UK and overseas. Great houses such as Tatton Park or Lyme Park reflect the wealth and influence of a borough that is still one of the most prosperous in Britain.
The great radio telescope at Jodrell Bank highlights Cheshire East’s continuing role as a centre of scientific discovery - and the market towns of Nantwich, Congleton, Knutsford and Sandbach with their black and white buildings and rich heritage, provides the visitor with an insight into the borough’s long and colourful history.
Cheshire East is home to a number of superb gardens in this famously green-fingered location.
The borough’s scenic countryside, including part of the Peak District National Park attracts walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Visitors and residents enjoy the secluded pathways, peaceful cycle ways and leafy bridleways. After all that fresh air why not drop in on our ancient country pubs, cosy tea rooms or stay in a welcoming farmhouse Bed and Breakfast.
For information on our walking, cycling and riding routes, and country parks and rural attractions see our Visit Cheshire website. From here you can find information on places to visit, where to eat and drink and accommodation.
Creative England are your first point of contact for all filming related enquiries in Cheshire East. Visit our filming in Cheshire East page for further information.
To find out more about the visitor economy in Cheshire East download the Cheshire East Visitor Economy Strategic Framework (PDF, 5.6MB). This document sets the strategic direction for Cheshire East and is aimed at anyone who has a responsibility or an interest in the region’s visitor economy.
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Page last reviewed: 07 June 2023
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