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Celebrating 150 years of Alice in Wonderland in Cheshire and North Wales


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by the author Lewis Carroll.

That means Mad Hatters and Cheshire Cats will be everywhere this spring.

It also means, handily for me, a couple of assignment right on my doorstop in Northwest Britain – hence February was spent chasing white rabbits from Cheshire to North Wales.

The Alice trail starts in rural Cheshire. Lewis Carroll was born Charlie Dodgson in the village of Daresbury in 1837 and his father was vicar at All Saints Church.

It then moves on, via the Roman city of Chester, to the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno.

It is alleged that Carroll, a family friend, would visit the Liddell clan at their holiday home in Llandudno in the 1860s.

I followed the Alice Trail over half-term holidays with my two daughters and the stories that came out of this trip have both now been published.

Read Find the real Alice in Wonderland, published by Rough Guides.

Read Through the Looking Glass in Llandudno, published by Dad.info.

Do you know more places with an Alice connection? Share your comments below.