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What to do

What to do

Enjoy some of Cheshire's many attractions, from family-friendly adventures and romantic walks, to golf courses on par with some of the best in the UK.

Located just 10 miles from Chester and its bustling streets, yet quietly tucked away in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, The Swan is the perfect place to stay if you’re visiting one of Cheshire’s many beauty spots, attractions or events.

If you fancy exploring the village of Tarporley on foot, you can download our pub walks here.

Towns and City Centres

Chester (10 miles)

Liverpool (28 miles)

Manchester (34 miles) 

Local Events

Tarporley Carnival

The annual Tarporley Carnival begins with a lively parade down the High Street and through the village. You'll find plenty to see and do for all the family including stalls, fairground rides, and games. 

The Royal Cheshire County Show

Held annually in nearby Tabley, the show holds many competition classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, and dairy goats, as well as hundreds of classes for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies, rabbits and a dog show.

Carfest, Bolesworth Castle

One of Cheshire’s biggest events of the year, Carfest, is a spectacular annual event full of fun-packed family fun.

The event not only showcases some of the best and most interesting motors, there’s also live music, displays, stunts and activities for all to enjoy. The event donates some of its proceeds to the BBC’s Children in Need charity, raising over £6.7million in the last four years.

Gold Cup Meeting, Oulton Park

Some of the finest racing cars from the past 70 years of the sport roll back time and take to the track at Oulton Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Local Attractions

Macdonald Portal Golf (1 mile)

Set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside and with a choice of 3 excellent courses, the 18-hole Championship and Premier Golf Courses and 9-hole Arderne course, the Portal is a distinctive world class golfing venue.

Oulton Park (3 miles)

For more than 60 years, Oulton Park racing circuit has gathered a reputation as the country's toughest test for both car and driver.

Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and best-loved circuits for spectators and competitors alike, hosting events such as the British Touring Car Championship, two rounds of the British Superbike Championship and the ever popular British GT/F4 event.

Beeston Castle (3 miles)

Set 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain on the sheer rocky crags, Beeston Castle is a magical site with something for everyone. With stunning views to take your breath away, long walks through rich woodland for nature lovers and nooks and crannies for kids to hide in, you’re sure to have a magnificent day out!

Land Rover Experience Day at Peckforton Castle (4 miles)

If you want to see what a real 4x4 can do, or you're looking to develop your driving skills to advanced level, the Land Rover Experience is the adrenaline-fueled adventure for you.

Delamere Forest (8 miles)

Located just outside Tarporley in the heart of the Cheshire Plain, Delamere Forest is the largest woodland in the county. From walking trails to bike rides, not to mention the treetop adventure, Go Ape, is a fantastic place for families to enjoy the great outdoors. The Forestry Commission also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the popular annual concert, Forest Live.

Chester Zoo (11 miles)

A great family day out. The famous Chester Zoo has over 500 different species of animals within its extensive grounds - about half of which are endangered.

There’s lots to do, with attractions, exhibits, and of course, plenty of animals to discover, from cuddly koalas to ferocious tigers.

Grosvenor Museum (11 miles)

Learn all about Cheshire’s past, from inventive Romans to vicious Vikings! Check out the Roman coins, pottery and impressive tombstones, or visit the Period House, which has rooms dedicated to different significant periods in history, such as an Edwardian bathroom and a Stuart dining room.

There are two Exhibition galleries, which have a changing programme of events and displays, so check online before you visit to see what’s on.

Tatton Park (20 miles)

Tatton Park is one of the North West’s most popular heritage attractions spanning over 1,000 acres. Renowned for the herds of deer who have roamed on the parkland since 1290, Tatton Park welcomes over 800,000 visitors each year to explore the deer park, mansion, gardens, Old Hall, and rare breeds farm.

It also holds a number of popular events throughout the year including the famous Tatton Flower Show.

Food & Drink

You are welcome to drop by and enjoy a three-course meal in a relaxed setting, a casual bite in our cosy snug, or a drink at the well-stocked bar.

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