20 good reasons to spend your next UK staycation in Chester & Cheshire

UK staycation? Of course you are.

So it’s timely that I had a two-pager in the Daily Telegraph at the weekend as part of the Staycation Nation series.

It was packed with my local-knowledge tips about summer events and activities around my home patch of Chester and Cheshire.

From Storyhouse’s open-air cinema to Sick to Death, a new visitor attraction devoted to the history of medicine, I offered the lowdown on the best the city has to offer this summer.

I also ventured further afield to find new attractions across Cheshire — from a new woodland adventure park to an afternoon-tea canal cruise on a vintage barrow boat.

But there wasn’t space in the edit for one further option, so I’m slotting it in here instead …

Get spooked!

If you’ve exhausted the other Cheshire options, then there is something else: my lockdown project.

Haunted Chester is an audio tour to download to your smartphone, using the VoiceMap app.

I developed it as a socially distanced alternative to then-suspended group tours, incorporating the flexibility to follow the one-hour city circuit any time (particularly atmospheric after dark) with spooky stories at various stops en route.

Think ghostly monks, haunted hostelries and supernatural spectres with my local-knowledge perspective on my home city and its haunted heritage.

I’ll even be delivering a Facebook Live ghost tour on June 19 as part of the Chester Heritage Festival.

£4 download, or from the Visitor Information Centre. More from Haunted Chester.

Read the full story in Telegraph Travel.

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