Tarporley area guide

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Tarporley is located within the county of Cheshire approximately 11 miles from Chester, 28 miles from Liverpool and 35 miles from Manchester. Tarporley is seen as one of Cheshire’s most highly regarded villages offering glorious countryside living whilst boasting a diverse selection of amenities.

Living in Tarporley

Tarporley is a great place to buy a house for families and couples alike. If you are looking for houses for sale here in Tarporley you won’t have difficulty finding a property that suits you from cosy detached bungalows to larger houses located on the High Street and new housing developments.


Local amenities

The idyllic village of Tarporley has a Georgian High Street and is well regarded as a ‘fashion destination’ with a number of independent fashion boutiques and home-interior shops. The village is also home to a Health Spa, gift shops, florists, a host of antique emporiums, and an award-winning Chocolatier. The village enjoys a farmers’ market, the first Saturday of every month. Convenience shopping is provided by a Co-Op and a Spar.


This cosy yet rather large Cheshire town is the best blend of high-street and history. The idyllic village of Tarporley has a Georgian High Street and is well regarded as a ‘fashion destination’ with several independent fashion boutiques and home-interior shops- it truly is a fashion lover’s dream. The high street is filled with beautiful 18th and 19th-century buildings The village is also home to a Health Spa, gift shops, florists, a host of antique emporiums, and an award-winning Chocolatier. The village also hosts a farmers’ market which takes place the first Saturday of every month. Convenience shopping is provided by a Co-Op and a Spar. If you have children Tarporley also offers a range of pre-primary, primary, and high schools to choose from, all on your doorstep.


Sites & Landmarks

For history lovers, Beeston Castle can be seen from the village and is less than a 10-minute drive. Other interesting sites include Beeston Castle and Little Moreton Hall. Beeston Castle is a medieval fortress with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Little Moreton Hall is a beautiful historical site and an excellent example of half-timbered architecture. The interior design has been crafted with great care in order to preserve its original features from medieval times.

Leisure and pleasure

Outdoor activities

Tarporley is ideally located at the heart of the Cheshire countryside and benefits from a wide choice of activities for all ages. For walkers, the Sandstone trail passes close by and the village is at the confluence of many miles of footpaths. For the younger generation there is an abundance of activities including Cheshire Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, GruffoloTrail and Go Ape at Delamere Forest to name but a few. For the thrill-seekers, you could also try out The Land Rover experience for something. This off-road driving experience located at Peckforton Castle is like no other. They also offer corporate events and professional training sessions. For summer days you can take a boat trip to Northwich just 20 minutes by car. There at Bartington Wharf, you can rent an entire boat for a day for yourself and your friends or for the entire family to enjoy a relaxing but fun day on the Trent Mersey Canal. The trip is suitable for all ages and children 5 years+.

Indoor activities

On a rainy day in Tarporley, you can take a trip to one of the nearby cinemas such as Vue cinema, Cineworld, or Odeon in Crewe. For something unique, you can bring the entire family to Blue Planet Aquarium to discover lots of new and interesting underwater creatures. Here your children will enjoy getting up close with some amazing sharks and fish.


Food & Drink


This town is home to some amazing restaurants for dining out all with amazing reviews also. No. 32 is a great spot with spectacular interior design giving it a warm and welcoming yet modern feel. They also have a great bar section. They are best known for their outstanding lunch menu and extensive wine list. Here you can find some dishes such as Chicken Liver Parfait and Maryland Crab Cake. Little tap located just on the high street also offers a great range of high-end foods, they are also locally known for their creative vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes. If you are entertaining friends or family or just want a romantic night out you can not beat a meal at The Victorian Restaurant at Rookery Hall. The views from here are breathtaking and the interior also. Here you can find modern British foods on the menu. After dining you can enjoy a drink in their charming bar or lounge. If you are into something a bit more casual and with a kick you can head to Delhi Street Indian for some spicy dishes.


For wine lovers, you can choose from an array of spots along the high street, Rising Sun in particular is a good spot for some great wine. If you are looking for some casual bar drinks you can pop into Foresters Arms or The Shady Oak.

Healthcare & dental

The main hospital here is Tarporley hospital which has cared for residents in the area for over 100 years. In terms of dental, there are a few to choose from with the main practice being Tarporley Dental Center.


Health & Fitness

There are plenty of fitness centers in the area including Instant Gym and Fitness, SW Fitness, and Elysium Health and Fitness center. If the gym isn’t your thing you can join the Tarporley tennis club which also offers lessons for adults and children. If you prefer the outdoors you can job, walk or cycle in some of the scenic areas offered by the town Tarporley trail, Little Budworth Circular park, Bunbury, or Delamere Forest and Old Pale Hill forest.

Spa & Wellness

For a full day of relaxation and pampering, you can take a well-deserved trip to the Leisure Club Spa at Macdonald Portal Hotel. Firstly the garden views here are outstanding but the treatments are even better. Treatments include massages, facials, and hand and feet treatments. They also offer some unique signature treatments such as special pregnancy massages and treatments, anti-ageing treatments, men’s treatments, and face and body combo treatments. This spot also has a golf course and an indoor swimming pool.


Travel links

Tarporley enjoys enviable road links offering easy access to Manchester, Chester and Warrington amongst other key areas of commerce and interest. The nearest train station to Tarporley is at Delamere on the Chester to Manchester Line. Access to National rail services is provided by either Chester or Crewe stations with the service from Crewe to London Euston taking just over 90 minutes.

Two International airports are located within a 45-minute drive – Liverpool John Lennon International Airport and Manchester International Airport. The village benefits from regular bus service to surrounding towns and the City of Chester.


If you have children you can choose from the selection of schools in this area for all ages including Done Room Preschool, Tarporley C Of E Primary school, and Tarporley High school.

Looking to move to this area?

If you are thinking of buying a house in Tarporley you can contact our Estate Agents today located at 63 High street.