Northwich is set in the heart of County Cheshire, close to Warrington and Chester. Originally a Roman settlement, it was once a salt mining town due to its salt brines and positioning between the rivers Dane and and Weaver. Book a bed and breakfast in Northwich and enjoy a peaceful few days exploring the area.
To hear more of its salt mining past, the Salt Museum offers an insight into life in the former mining town when its trade was thriving. Families in the area should plan a day out from their Northwich b and b to visit the nearby Cheshire Falconry. Arley Hall and Gardens also makes a good day out. Wander through the blooming gardens, or book a day of clay pigeon shooting in the grounds if it is a hobby of yours. There is also a lovely cafe where you can enjoy a refreshing bite to eat.
The Anderton Boat Lift is definitely worth an excursion from your B&B in Northwich whilst you're in the area. The experience includes an interactive exhibition and a thirty minute river trip which will entertain both young and old. Other local attractions include the Northwich Museum and Oulton Park race track. Northwich Parish Church is a Grade I listed building and the Grade II listed Dock Road Edwardian Pumping Station is also worth a look.
If you'd like to visit Chester from a cheap B&B Northwich makes a good base. It is just eighteen miles away from the popular city, so you can easily plan a day trip or two and take in the sights. Every August, Northwich Festival takes place over the bank Holiday weekend, attracting visitors to its many music and sporting events, inncluding the UK Strongman-North competition.
If country walks are your thing, the nearby Northwich Woodlands offer a wealth of opportunities for wilderness walks, as well as cycling and horse-riding. Head to Northwich for a bed and breakfast break.