Facts About Clearview’s Locale

Here at Clearview, we provide our services and products to the wonderful people of Lancashire and Cheshire and there’s loads of interesting things to know about both Lancashire and Cheshire so, we thought we’d give you a bit of an insight into these two great counties.

First things first, we’ll start off with Lancashire, here goes.

  • Preston is one of the UK’s newest cities having become the City of Preston in 2002. Once every 20 years it also celebrates the Preston Guild, England’s oldest festival.
  • Bashall Town, near Clitheroe, is the smallest town in England.
  • The county is one of the most rural in the country with 80% of the county classed as rural.
  • Stonyhurst College and the surrounding area of the Ribble Valley is the inspiration for JRR Tolkein’s ‘Middle Earth’ from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.
  • Pendle Hill is also the home of the UK’s most famous witch hunt in 1612, the trial of the Pendle witches.
  • Martin Mere, Lancashire’s largest lake, is said to be the last known home of King Arthur’s sword ‘Excalibur’.
  • Blackpool is home to the tallest rollercoaster in Europe. Opened in 1994, the Pepsi Max is 235ft high and is just over a mile in length and reaches 85mph.

That should be enough for Lancashire, now on to the other lovely county that we serve, Cheshire.

  • According to Rightmove, Chester is in the top 5 happiest places to live in the UK.
  • The Blue Planet Aquarium, near Chester, is Britain’s biggest aquarium. It also has the longest underwater moving walkway in the world, and the largest indoor rock pools in Europe.
  • The University of Chester has a great record of graduate employment with 96% of recent graduates in jobs or further study.
  • The county of Cheshire is the most expensive place to buy a house in the whole of the North of England.

In the town of Sandbach, there are two carved sandstone obelisks which historians believe are Saxon crosses from the eighth or ninth century.

Visit your local Clearview Showroom

Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Preston showroom in Lancashire, or our Nantwich & Warrington showrooms in Cheshire, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.


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