With Portal Golf & Spa Resort only a 30-minute drive from the historic Roman and medieval-inspired city of Chester, you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds when visiting us in the heart of rural Cheshire.
Situated near an assortment of leafy towns and villages just waiting to be discovered, explore one of the most picturesque regions in England as part of an unforgettable adventure from the comfort of our golf, spa and leisure facilities.
From family-friendly heritage attractions to gloriously scenic walks and must-see events, our guide below shows just some of the highlights available nearby that you’ll want to put down on your itinerary to tick off during your stay.
Set in a wider area of greenery inclusive of Oulton Lake and a series of bridleways near the village of Little Budworth, Oulton Park combines spectacular scenery with a renowned racing circuit.
Alongside an enticing list of motor sports events to attend throughout the year, you can also take to the famed tarmac yourself as part of unique driving experiences! Take to the wheel of F4 single-seater racers, rally cars, Le Mans-style sportscars and BMW M4s plus much more - a dream day out for all racing fans!
Ice Cream Farm
Whether you want to cool off in the hot weather or just because, a trip to this quaint corner of England wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Ice Cream Farm - just 15 minutes away by car from your accommodation.
The award-winning, family-run attraction housing the world’s largest ice cream parlour offers you a choice of over 50 tasty flavours of ice cream.
With jammy dodger, salted caramel, bubblegum and more on the list, you’re sure to find the right iced treat for everyone, while fans of sorbet or vegan options are also well-catered for. There’s also ice cream themed play areas and food options to make a full day of it.
Another great value family day out can be sought at Beeston Castle. This prominent English heritage site and popular tourist attraction is just 10 minutes away from our hotel.
Adults and children alike can enjoy discovering more about its 4,000-year history dating back to the Bronze Age, with visitors able to relive a colourful timeline involving key battles and rumours of buried treasure during castle visits.
The views from the highest sections of the castle are unforgettable, with the potential to see as far as the mountains of Wales on a clear day - after which you can roam around the 40-acre woodland park for a pleasurable stroll before returning to our facilities.
Delamere Forest Park
Arguably one of the most attractive forest and lake activity havens in the North West, Delamere Forest represents a natural oasis with definitive agricultural appeal, all within easy reach of our hotel.
The ideal spot to escape the crowds and find your inner peace, spend time navigating the various nature trails suiting all ages and abilities. Spot various wildlife at each juncture as you move through the peaceful forest canopy, while you can also get a bird’s eye view of the forest when seeking an adrenaline-rush at the nearby outdoor adventure park, Go Ape.