One of Cheshire’s hidden gems, Norton Priory Museum & Gardens has plenty of things to see and do. Spanning 900 years, it’s the most excavated monastic site in Europe. The museum is home to thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to the incredible medieval statue of St Christopher.
Explore the 12th-century undercroft building and priory ruins then venture further into the surrounding woodland to discover secret summer houses and stream glades.
Beyond the beautiful 2.5-acre Georgian walled garden you’ll find fruit trees, a herb garden and a stunning rose walk. Home to the National Collection of Quince, it is surrounded by a pear orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland.
The museum has a visitor car park and a cafe serving a range of options, including breakfast, lunch and homemade cakes.