Local Attractions

The Red Lion Inn is conveniently located just off the A49 and A53 in the village of Little Budworth.  There are a number of local attractions within easy reach, some within walking distance, such as the Oulton Park motor racing circuit and Little Budworth Common, others just a short drive away.

Oulton Park

Built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and best-loved circuits for spectators and competitors alike.

Oulton Park celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013 and remains just as popular with fans thanks to the superb views of the circuit available from the spectator bankings. Crowds of up to 35,000 regularly visit the circuit for the annual round of the British Touring Car Championship. As well as the BTCC, the Cheshire track hosts two rounds of the British Superbike Championship and the ever popular British F3/GT 

Little Budworth Common

First impressions of Little Budworth Common are dominated by woodland but amongst the trees there is a mosaic of lowland heath, ponds and boggy mires. Paths meander through tranquil woodland and open glades providing a gentle walk whatever the time of year.

The common contains an area of Lowland heath which is a very important habitat which is now rare in Cheshire.

Look closely  and if you’re very lucky you may catch a glimpse of a grass snake or a lizard sunbathing. Boggy places are home to sphagnum moss and the amazing sundews that catch flies to supplement their diet. The common is popular with walkers, horse riders, cyclists and dog walkers throughout the year.

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

Set in 50 acres in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Countryside Park offers everything for the perfect day out.

Home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud they  have been breeding prize winning Shires there for over 40 years and they form the centrepiece of the Centre.

 

Blakemere Craft Village

Blakemere Village is a recipe of relaxed shopping mixed with a variety of activities and events ideal for a great day out!

With over 30 boutique shops and activities based in and around a beautifully restored Edwardian stable block, offering hundreds of unique items both stylish and ‘on trend’.
From furniture and homeware, gifts, crafts and hobby products, to food, hampers and flowers, beauty and hair salons plus a small garden centre, aquatics and a micro brewery - you’re sure to find something at Blakemere Village.

Don’t forget to visit the Falconry Centre with daily Bird of Prey Flying Displays (Easter – Sept) and wonderful aviaries, home to numerous rare and unusual species, which are open daily.