Architectural Landmarks in Cheshire

Architects in Cheshire have created some truly spectacular structures that continue to attract tourists in droves year in, year out. The designs of these buildings are intriguing and inspirational to a majority of people and rarely require a passionate interest in the subject of architectural design. Here we will take a closer look at some of the most popular and interesting designs in the Cheshire area in no particular order.

Chester Walls

You have the chance to follow in the footsteps of Roman Soldier patrols when taking the most complete circuit of walls in the entire country. Atop these walls you can enjoy the same panoramic views of Chester as the medieval archers and sophisticated Georgian promenaders once did. Whilst taking a stroll upon the walls, why not venture to the wishing steps and try your luck?

Chester Cathedral

Originally built in the Roman and Norman architectural style, Chester Cathedral was rebuilt from 1250 onwards in a more gothic style. This early renovation project took roughly 275 years in total and provides the Cheshire area with one of its most aesthetically pleasing and invaluable structures.

Today the cathedral is used for various orchestral performances, charity events and concerts. It has become a beacon of musical elegance for the city with its various recitals and choir performances.

Church of St. Peter

The Anglican Church in the heart of Chester’s city centre is a popular place for those to come and worship. The red sandstone architectural structure remains firmly on the site that is part of the Roman Praetorium, with some of the materials and fabrics featured dating back to that time. There have been some renovations to the towers spire during the 16th and 17th Century. The church is a wonderful piece of architectural brilliance that is lucky enough to be a prominent feature of the Cheshire area.

Stanley Place

Built way back in 1591, Stanley Place was designed and built with the intention of being the town house for local lawyer and Member of Parliament Sir Peter Warburton. After his death the house was left to his daughter whose husband, Sir Thomas Stanley, attached his name to this magnificent Tudor property. Predominantly timber frames on sandstone; the house also features brick and a slate roof. The building has since been apartments, a boys school and also a museum. Those fond of ghost hunting will be intrigued to know that this house is renowned for paranormal activity.