Liverpool and Manchester: Visit Liverpool, the city of culture, and Manchester, for a wide range of social and cultural activities, from the Beatles and World museums, to quirky festivals and fiestas. We will keep our blog updated with any interesting/unusual events coming up.
Chester and Shrewsbury: Travel 30 minutes north for Chester or south for Shrewsbury. Chester has the Roman ruins and famous Elizabethan Rows while Shrewsbury has medieval and Tudor influences. We can recommend the summer Grosvenor Open Air Theatre in Chester and the Market Hall in Shrewsbury.
National Trust: If you like visiting formal gardens or like a stately home on a rainy day, visit the beautiful National Trust properties of Chirk Castle or the untouched Erddig, both within 15 minutes of The Brow. Powis Castle, home of Lord Clive, is a little further, as is Bodelwyddan, off the A55. The Two Ladies of Llangollen’s house, Plas Newydd is 25 minutes drive and, if you time it well, visit the Labernum arch at Bodnant.
Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery: William Hesketh Lever built his utopian vision of good quality and uniquely designed housing for his workers at theFactory in the late 19th Century. The result of this is the beautiful, historic and untouched village Port Sunlight well worth a visit. A must is the Lady Lever Art Gallery; a hidden gem with stunning Pre-Raphaelite pictures from Millais, Rossetti and Victorians such as Lord Leighton. Definitely off the beaten track.
Festivals: The Good Life, V fest.