Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
Forty-two acres of peaceful woodland gardens are the setting for the medieval priory remains, museum, spectacular St Christopher statue and Walled Garden. Displays tell the story of the transformation of the priory into a Tudor manor house and then into an elegant Georgian mansion. Special events run throughout the year, contact for details.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Hearing loop
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, daily 10-5; Nov-Mar, daily 11-4
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About The area
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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