What's On

  • Poulton: An Archaeological Landscape 
    Grosvenor Museum 
    8th Jul 2017 - 5th Nov 2017 

    Poulton is a small farming hamlet just outside Chester ....

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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Mad Hatters Tea Party 
    Davenports Farm Shop & Tea Rooms 
    27th Aug 2017 

    Why not Book a Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea and have a wacky experience at Davenports Tea Room ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Pantomime: Wizard of Oz 
    Grange Theatre 
    10th Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2017 

    KD Theatre Productions in association with The Grange Theatre present Wizard of Oz - Pantomime ....

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  • Northwich Festival at Moss Farm 
    25th Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017 

    Annual Northwich Festival at Moss Farm....

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Where to Visit

Neston

Neston Railway Station

All change courtesy of Neston High School

Ness Botanical Gardens

Neston became an important town on the Wirral at the beginning of the 19th century.  It prosperity resulted from the decline of Chester as a port because of the silting of the River Dee.

The construction of Neston’s New Quay was the subject of considerable disagreement over costing.  Work was started in 1541 and had not been completed 30 years later.  Due to silting, New Quay was abandoned at the beginning of the 17th century in favour of the quay at Parkgate.  There are few remnants of the old quay where ships left for Dublin.

Between Neston and Burton lies Ness Botanical Gardens. The garden was given to Liverpool University by the family of Arthur Bulley, a successful cotton merchants, who collected rare plants from all over the world.

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