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Travelling around Ellesmere Port

Travelling around Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port is a town and port in Cheshire in North West England. Situated beside the River Mersey and within easy reach of Chester and Liverpool, this town has much more to offer nowadays than its industrial heritage.

Just a few miles from Liverpool, Ellesmere Port has excellent sea, road and rail links. Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services to and from Chester, as well as Cheshire Oaks, Broughton and Mold.

Child pointing out animals in aquarium

For the ultimate shopping experience, the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet at Ellesmere Port is the UK’s largest designer outlet, attracting visitors from far and wide. With around 150 boutiques, restaurants, cafés and year-round discounts of up to 60% off RRP (recommended retail price), you’ll find everything from sports names and high street stores to high-end fashion labels at this shopper’s paradise.

For something more culturally orientated, the National Waterways Museum – a conservation area with 19 Grade II listed buildings – is situated on the site of the old docks. Home to numerous collections and archives detailing Britain’s rivers and canals, the National Waterways Museum uses several fascinating interactive exhibitions to provide visitors with an insight into 200 years of Britain’s waterways.

And if you still have time left after all the shopping and culture, the Blue Planet Aquarium is well worth a visit. Located right beside the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex, the attraction boasts one of Europe’s largest collection of sharks, as well as a coral cave and an exotic freshwater fish collection.

In the evening, head to Cheshire Oaks and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to your dining options. There are pubs, bars and restaurants aplenty. Or hop on a bus and head into Chester and dance the night away.