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Cheshire sparkles with vitality all year

From the dizzy heights of the Peak District to the vibrant city of Chester on its border with North Wales, you’ll find all the ingredients for a magical short break.

It’s not just the home of the famous Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, and the red, white and blue Cheshire Cheese from local farms by the way.

Take That’s Gary Barlow– star of The X Factor - hails from the market town of Frodsham in the heart of Cheshire, while Chester is birthplace of Hollywood actor, Daniel Craig – the latest James Bond.

Cheshire has also produced World Champion gymnasts, Beth Tweddle MBE and Dame Sarah Storeywho won top honours at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games plus inimitable TV and radio presenter Chris Evanswho was born in Warrington, where Warrington Wolves carry everything before them in the world of rugby league and host its World Cup in 2013!

Cheshire has got plenty of style too and is home to top designers like Nick Munro, Cleo B and

Chlo Bowhose fabulous silver jewellery is snapped

up by top footballers and film and TV stars like Cheryl Cole.

No wonder, shopping is such a pleasure in places like Knutsford, Wilmslow and

Chester where popular TV soap, ‘Hollyoaks’ is based.

Don’t miss the largest designer outlet in Europe at Cheshire Oaks too with its delightful brand discounts where the

second largest Marks and Spencer’s in the UK opened in 2012 and the tallest Christmas Tree in Britain helps make a visit a special festive treat.

Completely Cheshire is sponsored by Grosvenor Shopping Centre and produced by Marketing Cheshire, Railway Station, 1st Floor West Wing Offices, Station Road, Chester CH1 3NT. Tel: 01244 405600

It’s not just a shopping heaven either.

Festivals and events entertain all year including the perennial favourite, Chester Raceswhere fashion and fillies vie for attention!

2013 brings 3 big events to Cheshire & Warrington including the world-famous Chester Mystery Plays based on tales from The Bible and performed for the first time inside the Cathedral.

They date from the Middle Ages, take place every 5 years and are a must-see show.

Another major happening is BUGS! at Chester Zoo, the biggest animal attraction in Britain. The animatronic sensation promises to be the smash-hit of 2013.

Autumn brings the Rugby League World Cup to Warrington with teams from across the world touching down in the town and venues nearby throughout October and November to win one of the most coveted titles in sport!

So come and celebrate 2013 in Cheshire with a great short break.

NEW FOR 2013

23rd March – 1st September Tatton Park celebrates Beatrix Potter this summer with an enchanting programme of family events and activities.

Look out for characters and scenes from her stories and follow trails in the mansion, farm and gardens.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original watercolours and drawings on loan from the National Trust collection.

26th June-13th July Chester Mystery Plays Chester Cathedral

Enjoy the spectacle of Britain’s oldest and most complete cycle of mystery plays dating from the Middle Ages that bring stories from The Bible

dramatically to life. They’re

performed every 5 years - and indoors for the first time ever!

October & November Rugby League World Cup

Don’t miss one of the most exciting international events to be staged in Britain in 2013 with Warrington hosting matches at The Halliwell Jones Stadium 3

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