The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. This ten and a quarter million pound project opened in June 2015, offering a fascinating journey through the life of the country's last open-pan salt making site.
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Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Induction loop in reception area & conference room
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Feb-Oct, Tue-Sun 10.30-5 (last admission 4); Nov-Jan, Tue-Sun 10.30-4 (last admission 3). Play areas & Butterfly Garden open daily, closed at dusk. Closed 24-26 Dec. Closed Mon (ex BH) & 1 Jan 2017
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Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.
While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.
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