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The Mid-Cheshire College is a government funded further education college located at Cheshire, England and it operates via three centres located in Hartford, Northwich and Winsford. It comprises of nearly 10,000 students. Academic programs are offered in the fields of art and design, accountancy, beauty, business and management, care and skills for life, catering and hospitality, coaching and sports development, construction, English, fashion design, graphic design, horticulture, languages, photography, teacher teaching, music, information communication technology, science, and travel and tourism.
Arley Hall, with its ancient history and over 100 acres of gardens and parkland, has been owned and run by the same family for more than 500 years. The original hall was built by Piers Warburton in 1486 and the cruck barn and other outbuildings date from that period. The present hall and chapel were built by Rowland Egerton - Warburton between 1832 and 1845 in the Victorian - Jacobean style. Overlooking beautiful parkland and providing great variety of style and design, the gardens rank amongst the finest in the country. Features include the double herbaceous border laid out in 1846, the pleached lime avenue, the avenue of Quercus Ilex shaped like giant cylinders and fine yew hedges as well as a good collection of shrub roses, rhododendrons and azaleas, walled gardens and a herb garden.
The course is situated in picturesque surroundings where the course and its fairways make the most of their natural features without exploiting them. The ponds and the Peover Eye River that runs through the course are havens for wildlife, but attractive as they are, they have no respect for the wayward drive or that misplaced approach shot. Peover Golf Club is a challenging eighteen hole par 72 parkland course, measuring 6702 yards off the back tees covering 165 acres of varied terrain and is now considered one of the country's sternest tests for any golfer.
A day at Tatton Park has much to offer. Its two historic houses are set in 1000 acres of beautiful rolling parkland with lakes, tree-lined avenues and herds of red and fallow deer. Award winning gardens, a working farm, speciality shops and a superb programme of special events complete the picture. The Mansion; The richly decorated neo-classical Mansion is a house full of treasures. Magnificent collections of furniture, glassware, porcelain and fine art fill every room in the Mansion with interest. Memorabilia of the Egerton family, owners of Tatton for nearly 400 years, help to enrich this unique house. A glimpse of domestic life is offered by the enormous kitchens and servants quarters.
The Warrington Golf Club was founded in 1903 and the course was designed by James Braid. Since this time, both course and clubhouse have witnessed many alterations, not least to the 18th hole, which was changed from a par-5 to a par-4 from the men's tees in the 1990s. The clubhouse was also renovated during this period. The club welcomes societies and visitors. After your round, why not celebrate your good score or drown your sorrows in the lounges, one of which has satellite television and a snooker table available.
When the house and estate of Dunham Massey was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1976, it was one of the most generous the Trust was granted. Today, the ancient, walled deer park, tranquil gardens, lake and house provide a varied and peaceful day for the visitor. The oldest record of the deer park is in 1362 and it is known that the moat, which partly survives as the ornamental lake, once surrounded the old Manor House, possibly a castle before then. The now substantially flattened mound which is on the south-east corner of the house, may have been a Norman motte, but this is uncertain.
Oulton Park first established itself as the North West's premier motorsport venue in 1953. The venue held its first prestigious Gold Cup meeting in 1954 and amongst the winners have been household names such Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill. The circuit has been extended over the years, and boasts the unique distinction of having three circuits in one which unusually accommodates spectators mainly within the perimeter of the track, providing unrivalled views of the action. From April to October the 320 acres of glorious Cheshire countryside plays host to a positively mouth-watering selection of car and bike racing, which includes visits from British Superbikes, British Touring Cars, Formula 3, GTs and the fabulously historic racing cars with the recently revived Gold Cup.
Rolling over mature Cheshire parkland with extensive views towards the Lancashire hills and Derbyshire Peaks Ringway Golf Club has an outstanding pedigree. Founded in 1908 by members of Hale and Ashley Cricket Club, the aim was to create a course of the highest calibre and a welcoming clubhouse. Harry Colt, the world famous course designer laid out the course, which was further developed by James Braid Jnr and today boasts 18 holes measuring 6,482 yards and is considered among the finest in Cheshire. Conveniently located just 2 miles from Manchester Airport, Ringway is within easy reach of some of the North West's finest hotels as well as the regions motorway networks.
Set beneath the "Edge", a steeply wooded escarpment rising above the Cheshire plain, Alderley Edge Golf Club offers both a challenging course and a warm welcome to visitors. An attractive, undulating course is complemented by a modern, comfortable clubhouse. The course at Alderley Edge commands fine views of the 'Edge', a densely wooded escarpment rising above the Cheshire plain. Set in rolling countryside, Whitehall Brook runs through this 9 hole layout and comes into play on most holes, making for a significant challenge to all standards of golfer.
Manchester Airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and the disabled. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire. Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking and 24 hour petrol stations. Voted European Airport of the Year in 2001, Manchester Airport is served by around 95 airlines flying more than 19 million passengers to over 170 destinations each year.