Coming to visit family or friends in the region?  Need something to occupy yourselves for a few days?  Whilst you have a hire car why not take the chance to visit some of Cheshire &  Lancashire’s most treasured attractions that are often missed by locals.

Here are Priory Rentals top ten attractions which we believe are a must see whilst visiting the region:

  • Chester ZooChester Zoo – With over 8000 animals and 400 different species and a visitor population of over 1.4 million a year it’s no wonder Chester Zoo is at the top of our list.  Being the UK’s number one charity zoo, who also boast some of the world’s most endangered species on the planet; Chester Zoo is a great day out for the whole family.
  • Trough of BowlandTrough of Bowland – Being a valley and high pass in the Forest of Bowland, the Trough is a great place to go for a gentle walk or a picnic for the day.  With the heights reaching 968ft above sea level the hills can get steep, but the views you get are well worth the hike up.  You can also find evidence of past industrial use within the land, including lime kilns and quarry scars.
  • Chester WallsChester Walls – Being known as “The Walled City” is no surprise when you visit Chester.  With the walls forming the most complete circuit in Britain you can enjoy a 3km walk around the city following the history that surrounds this beautiful town.  With experienced guides to take you through 2000 years worth of history it’ll be a day you’ll never forget.
  • Tower BallroomTower Ballroom – Being built between 1897 and 1898 and being the proud host of Strictly Come Dancing, Tower Ballroom is a must see if visiting Blackpool.  Boasting a 120ft dance floor why don’t you put your best foot forward and take a spin to some of their resident dance bands.



  • Tatton ParkTatton Park – Hosting a variety of events throughout the summer including the amazing RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park is a beautiful example of a great historic estate within Cheshire.  You can take a stroll through the deer park and gardens or you could visit the mansion or old hall.  Being one of the most complete historic estates in the UK, Tatton Park is without doubt one of the most popular days out in the North West.
  • SandcastlesSandcastles Waterpark – One of Blackpool’s leading tourist attractions, Sandcastles Waterpark is a must visit for you and your family.  With fun pools, wave machines, water chutes and 18 slides and attractions this is a great day out for the whole family.  With burger bars and snack bars for when you’ve splashed about enough you can guarantee a fun day with loads of adventures throughout.
  • Delta ForceManchester Delta Force Paintball – Had enough of the local history and fancy something a bit more heart pumping?  Then Delta Force is the place to go!  Boasting a reputation of being the best paintballing venue in the UK they have various action packed areas to experience the game at its best.  Being frequently used by Premier League footballers, why not pay a visit and see if you can spot more than just your opponents.
  • Samlesbury HallSamlesbury Hall – One of the most stunning stately homes in Lancashire, there is a lot going on at Samlesbury Hall that you won’t want to miss.  With centuries of amazing history including intriguing stories of witchcraft and ghosts, you can choose to look around the amazing collections of antiques, or attend one of their many functions and events.  With a farmers market on the last Sunday of every month, and the opportunity to take part in a ghost hunt, this is a great day out for the whole family, or couples looking for a relaxing day out.
  • Crocky TrailCrocky Trail – Looking for something special to do with your kids?  Then look no further! The Crocky Trail is a great place to have fun and get dirty!  Taking you back to your childhood and letting your kids experience the kind of fun that you used to get up to, the Crocky Trail has rides, trials and challenges that will get your blood pumping.  With tree climbing, mazes and rope swings it won’t just be your kids grinning from ear to ear at the end of the day.
  • BrockholesBrockholes Nature Reserve – With something for everyone Brockholes is a great place to go for a day out.  With amazing hides to discover you can view wildlife from everywhere.  Take a walk down the River Ribble or explore the woods and lakes and finish your day off with a visit to gift shop, you will be glad you took the time out to enjoy one of Lancashire’s best nature reserves.