See stars in leafy Cheshire

Holmes Chapel is as delightful as it sounds. Overlooking the Dane Valley, the village offers quaint cottages, cosy pubs and independent shops surrounded by glorious countryside. The village has good transport links with Manchester, Liverpool and Chester, and even has connections with pop royalty - One Direction's Harry Styles grew up here!

Get hands on at Jodrell Bank

To see stars of a different kind, head to the home of the world-famous Lovell telescope. With hands-on activities, interactive games and animated films, it makes for an enthralling day out for all the family. Marvel at a scale model of the solar system in the Planet Pavilion, listen to the Big Bang in the Space Pavilion and zone out in the Galaxy Garden.

Walk the Dane Valley

Swettenham Meadows nature reserve lies to the east of the village. This natural habitat attracts a host of wildlife, including damselflies and great crested newts. A walk through the village of Goostrey, which lies to the north of Holmes Chapel, offers captivating views of Jodrell Bank. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Holmes Chapel? Travelodge Middlewich sits on Holmes Chapel Road, giving you easy access to the village. Travelodge Northwich Lostock Gralam is also ideally placed to explore the Cheshire countryside.