SHIRE magazine

The biggest & best magazine for Wales, Cheshire, Wirral, and Shropshire 

Hello and welcome to the SHIRE Magazine website. SHIRE is a high quality lifestyle publication in print and online, championing the people and places you love. The magazine reaches throughout our local region stretching from North and Mid Wales, Cheshire, the Wirral, and Shropshire. Whether you live, work or are just visiting our patch, we’d love to hear from you… write to us at editorial@shiremagazine.co.uk

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SEPT/OCT 2019 issue of SHIRE is packed with all kinds of great stories and pictures, plus the essential 65-page What's On guide to what's happening in North and Mid Wales, Cheshire, the Wirral, and Shropshire over the next two months…

August 28, 2019

The act of indulging in a bit of spa time has been around for centuries. The Romans are generally credited with the idea – as they marched across their empire they established baths as they went – along with the Ancient Greeks, who also liked to indulge. But the belief in the curative powers of bathing in certain waters actually goes back to prehistoric times. 

Archaeological investigations near hot springs in France have revealed Bronz...

June 26, 2019

Watersports are soaring in popularity, with more and more of us wanting to try something wet and wild. With summer in full swing, we take a look at the wealth of water activities available across the Shire region

Around 12.5 million people in the UK take part in some form of water sport activity every year. And while for many people this simply involves spending time at the beach, going for coastal walks or swimming outside, some of the...

April 24, 2019

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of buying locally grown and sourced food – reducing food miles, celebrating our gourmet greats and championing the producers in our midst. Here we take a closer look at some of our local food and drink heroes

If you appreciate well grown, produced, brewed and bred food, you’re living in a great part of the world to embrace it. Across the lush valleys of Wales, throughout the rich...

April 24, 2019

As the weather gets warmer and the nights get lighter, more interesting ways of getting active outside become available. We look at the companies and individuals in the Shire area helping us find new ways of enjoying ourselves as we keep fit…

Gone are the days when popping out for a stroll was the only way to get your daily exercise. Much as the Victorians loved a promenade to ‘take the air’, things have moved on in leaps and bounds – q...

February 26, 2019

Now is the perfect time to get outside and appreciate the wonderful gardens all around us as they burst back into life

We are truly spoilt in our region by the number of formal, informal, traditional and unusual gardens that are lovingly tended and nurtured throughout the year for our benefit. Many are open to the public, either to fund their upkeep, to raise money for charity or just out of the benevolence and pride of their owners. Ma...

February 26, 2019

The modern world we live in is largely shaped by the events of the past, no matter how distant. Shire takes a look at the ancient Roman history that has made us who we are – and made our treasured local area what it is…

Our area of Britain has been inhabited for so long, it’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to looking at the ancestors who did the most to shape us. Stone Age relics have been discovered across Shropshire; C...

January 1, 2019

With Christmas behind us and the new year full of promise, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your life and create the perfect opportunity to try something new. Whether you want to learn a language or get involved in a local drama group, now’s the time to sign yourself up for a new pursuit!  So the Shire team have a few suggestions for hobbies that might inspire you to try something creative, crafty or choral. Don’t put it off any...

October 30, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and at Shire we’re all busy getting our Christmas on! In case you need a little extra help on your way to feeling fully festive, we’ve rounded up our recommendations for leading up to the big day

1. Whether you’re looking for a family outing or planning an office celebration, it isn’t Christmas without a festive party or two thrown in the mix. Many people head to Chester for a Christmas night out...

October 30, 2018

Winter may be well and truly upon us, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying some of our amazing outdoor spaces. Over the next five pages, we take a look at the glorious gardens worth visiting at this time of year, even if you have to wrap up warm…

A treat for the season

Although humans aren’t hibernating animals, many of us tend to stay in and keep warm rather than getting out and about over the winter. It’s understan...

August 28, 2018

As autumn surrounds us in its golden glow, there can be no better way to celebrate the season than to wrap up and head out on a stunning woodland walk. Shire takes a look at what makes our local forestry so appealing and how it has evolved into the wooded wonderland it is today

There’s something primeval about a walk in the woods. It’s getting back to nature in the best way, connecting with trees centuries older than ourselves, that hav...

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About SHIRE Magazine

We hope you enjoy reading the features and articles we have put together – it may be a new magazine, but the team that have brought it to you have many years of experience between them so hopefully there will be a something for every reader to appreciate…

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