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Through the Looking Glass

  • Stained glass window at Lewis Carroll Visitor Centre, Daresbury

    Daresbury Church, Cheshire
  • Gateway to Wonderland at the Lewis Carroll Visitor Centre

    Daresbury Church, Cheshire
Cheshire
2021 Prices On Request

Take a day trip to Frodsham and treat yourself to some sweet treats before taking in the pagan history of Appleton Thorn. Finish it all off with a trip to Daresbury Church to get acquainted with the life and times of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll, not to mention the spectacular stained glass homage to Carroll’s work.

As The March Hare said to The Mad Hatter, we will ‘start at the beginning…’

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Frodsham (best for Thursday Market)

First, meet your guide and journey on to Frodsham, where you will enjoy coffee and biscuits in the Castle Park Art & Exhibition Centre and Coffee Shop before exploring the town. You can visit the excellent open-air market that was granted a Royal Charter in the 13th century. This market takes place every Thursday.

Lunch at the Forest Hills Hotel

Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside with a panoramic view across the Mersey Estuary, enjoy a two course carvery lunch followed by tea and coffee.

Tales Tour: The Appleton Thorn

Afterwards, you travel down leafy lanes visiting the old Cheshire villages whilst hearing about the history that grew up around the junctions of the intersecting roads in this part of Cheshire. These junctions were a natural meeting place for travellers and an ideal site for markets. Furthermore, the ‘Bawming’ ceremonies that have their roots in ancient Pagan worship as well. Enjoy the story of ‘The Appleton Thorn’, a fascinating tale which has been told many times over hundreds of years.

Lewis Carroll’s New Visitor Centre – Daresbury Church

The church has a large and unusual stained glass window commemorating Lewis Carroll and his famous book ‘Alice in Wonderland’; this is due to the fact that Lewis Carroll’s father was at one time the rector of the church. Enjoy tea and biscuits while you listen to the fascinating story of the history of Daresbury, the church building and the famous author Lewis Carroll.


Dates

2021 Dates On Request


11.00am

Frodsham (best for Thursday Market)

Meet your guide and journey on to Frodsham, where you will enjoy coffee and biscuits in the Castle Park Art and Exhibition Centre and Coffee Shop before exploring the town. Explore the excellent open-air market which is held every Tuesday.

1.00pm

Lunch at the Forest Hills Hotel

Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside with a panoramic view across the Mersey Estuary, you will be served a two course carvery lunch followed by tea and coffee.

2.30pm

Tales Tour: The Appleton Thorn

Travel down leafy lanes visiting the old Cheshire villages whilst hearing about the history around the junctions of the intersecting roads in this part of Cheshire.

3.30pm

Lewis Carroll’s New Visitor Centre – Daresbury Church

Enjoy tea and biscuits while you listen to the fascinating story of the history of Daresbury, the church building and the famous author Lewis Carroll.


The 2020 price was £29.00 (for reference)

Main picture: Daresbury Church Window. Right hand pictures (top to bottom): 1) Bawming the Thorn Dance.

Prices are per person based on 35 paying persons. Menu options to be advised when paying the full balance.

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