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South of Manchester and Liverpool, the market town of Frodsham buzzes with vibrant diversity and has done for many centuries. Built on the site of an Iron Age fort in the 11th century, it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The nearby River Weaver flows into the great Mersey and has created an important port here. Famous for the production and export of Cheshire salt - an inland source of rock salt, around the world, Frodsham Port brought both employment and money into the region.
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Rivalling Manchester for its famous sons and daughters, Frodsham has an impressive list of notable people, including the much-loved 80s entertainer Bob Carolgees, the singer, pianist, songwriter and producer, Gary Barlow, and 007 hero, Daniel Craig list Frodsham on their birth certificates.
The nearby Frodsham Hills hide a deep dark secret - caves that run deep into the hillside, carved from the red sandstone. Known as Upton’s Caves, legends abound of faerie rings and the devil hiding in the dank caves ready to corrupt any passersby. One particularly gruesome tale concerned giants who sacrificed children to their dark gods. Easily accessible from the pathway, why not see if you can find the hidden Goblin’s gold - you never know!
Llamas may not be your first thought when you think of Cheshire wildlife, but these adorable relatives of the camel, originally from South America, suit the natural rolling grasslands perfectly. Hill View Llamas have been breeding and training llamas for over ten years, and as well as corporate events, birthday parties and so on, llama trekking is becoming increasingly popular. There’s nothing quite like walking with these peaceful friendly creatures through the glorious countryside around Frodsham. Llama therapy is also available, as is llama wrestling!
Frodsham has a wide range of high street names, perfect if you plan to partake of some retail therapy. But hidden away are independent boutiques that showcase the local talent. Painters, potters and bakers vie for your attention, and we dare you to try and resist the homemade Welsh shortbread.
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