Things to do, places to visit...
The Local Area
The immediate vicinity offers rural and tranquil surrounds with outstanding views, walks and cycle rides. The historic and notably quaint villages of Wrenbury, Marbury and Aston offer facilities such as; award winning country pubs, village & farm shops, post office, medical centre (and dispensary), bus stops, Llangollen canal, and delightful "request stop" train station are within a mile or so of the farm.
Pinsley Corner Farm CL & Barn are ideal for those who are looking for a quiet weekend away in the countryside, those who wish to explore the historic, cultural, food and music scenes of the nearby villages of Wrenbury, Audlem & Wybunbury, the bustling market towns of Nantwich & Whitchurch, or venture further afield to Roman Chester or Shrewsbury.
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Local Towns, Markets & Cities to Visit
Situated on the banks of the River Weaver, Nantwich is a medieval market town famous for the black and white timbered buildings dotted around the town. Nantwich is known for having among the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England, with particularly good examples of Tudor and Georgian architecture. It has the largest collection of historic buildings in the county, second only to nearby Chester. As a thriving market town, plus annual music, food and historic events, Nantwich really is quite special. The small but perfectly sized Nantwich Museum is well worth a visit (free entry) and is located opposite the town stocks on the aptly names Pillory Street, Nantwich.
Beautiful countryside surrounds Whitchurch inviting everyone to sample the delights of strolling along the canal, cycling through country lanes and enjoying the fresh air. The town itself offers a wealth of independent shops, cafés, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. The Makers Market is also well worth a visit.
Chester is a city in northwest England, founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. It's known for its extensive, well-preserved Roman walls made of local red sandstone. In the old city, the Rows is a shopping district distinguished by 2-level covered arcades and Tudor-style half-timber buildings. A Roman amphitheatre, with ongoing excavations, lies just outside the old city's walls.
For all the beauty of one of England's finest medieval towns, it's the flowers you may notice first - they are everywhere. Or perhaps you will be distracted by the colourful events taking place throughout the year or Shrewsbury's picturesque cobbled alleys and squares. Take the hassle out of your visit to Shrewsbury and try out the request stop train direct from the village!
Visit Chester Zoo, the largest zoo in Britain - a world of wildlife awaits you! Discounts on tickets (~£19 per pair of adult tickets) are available by visiting or ringing Nantwich Tourist Information.
The romantic gothic castle - a produce of the early 19th century - stands on a high rise above a lake. The castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including Cedars of Lebanon, Oak, and Chestnut. The gardens surrounding the castle provide a lovely mix of colour and height with intriguing walks around the lake. There is a Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden, a variety of mixed borders. Plantings are planned to provide colour at all times of the year.
Crowning a rocky crag and boasting spectacular views, Beeston is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England. On a clear day you can see all the way from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains. With a 4,000 year history and a 40-acre woodland park Beeston Castl has something for everyone to enjoy.
Back in 1986, Snugbury's started making ice cream in their Cheshire farmhouse kitchen for family and friends. They had a lot of fun creating flavours and recipes and it turned out everyone loved eating our ice cream! So they decided to invite customers up to the farm to share our delicious ice cream. They also display 100ft high straw bale sculptures that changes every year or too - definitely worth a visit!
The Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker is a former government owned nuclear bunker now open to the public as a local museum.
The Dorothy Clive Garden is a charitable garden trust set up as a place of rest and continued horticultural education for the general public. Located in glorious countryside the garden is both formal and informal, hosting a network of paths that invite the visitor to explore and discover the intimacy and tranquility of the garden.
The Discovery Centre is a great day out, you can explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope.
England's Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2014, is one of the North West's most popular heritage attractions. Over 800,000 visits are made each year to the 1,000 acres of deer park, Mansion, Gardens, Old Hall, rare breeds Farm and events.
For over 40 years the faithful troops of The Sealed Knot have gathered in the historic town of Nantwich, Cheshire to re-enact the bloody battle that took place almost 400 years ago and marked the end of the long and painful siege of the town.
For three days in September the pretty historic market town of Nantwich is bursting with flavours to feast on.
The first Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival took place in 1997, has grown to encompass a diverse range of town venues and has staged many headline bands and performers.
Nantwich and South Cheshire Show promises a "Day Not to be Missed" when the historic town sees the return of its fantastic farming extravaganza. Massive marquees will house the International Cheese Show as well as home, food, garden, leisure, home produce and handicraft displays. And if that's not enough, there will be over 400 trade stands to browse and enjoy retail therapy in the Cheshire countryside.
Fig Pie Wakes
A tradition dating back more than 200 years, the event sees Wybunbury villagers make their own fig pies to a unique recipe then rolling them along the main street.
On Saturday 5th July 1980 local Willaston farmer's son, Tom Shufflebotham amazed a disbelieving world by charming a total of 511 worms out of the ground in half an hour. True, there had been rather dubious unsubstantiated reports of a similar activity in Florida, USA some 10 years previously, but this was the first time a true competition with strict rules had been held. The village of Willaston, near Nantwich, Cheshire has been the venue for the annual World Championships ever since.
CarFest North is located at the fabulous Bolesworth Estate only a few miles from Pinsley Corner Farm, so you can enjoy the buzz of the festival by day and relax in our tranquil rural surrounds by night... Ideal!
Cholmondeley Pageant of Power
Since 2008 it had been the aim of the Pageant of Power to showcase the best of historic and contemporary automotive power, whether on land, sea or in the air. Central to the action is the 1.2 mile track within the park grounds of Cholmondeley Castle where over 120 cars and bikes compete, spanning seven decades of motorsports.
St Margaret's Church, Wrenbury
St Margaret's Church overlooks the village green of Wrenbury, Cheshire. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
A nearby stone needle/folly. It bears an inscription in memory of Viscount Combermere 1773 - 1863.
St. Michael's Church and Lake, Marbury
St. Michael's Church, also known as St Michael and All Angels, stands on a small rise overlooking Big Mere in the village of Marbury near Wrenbury.
St. Mary's Church, Nantwich
Among Nantwich's many historic tudor buildings St. Mary's Church is in the centre of the market town. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.