Somewhat earlier, in 924, King Edward the Elder (son of Alfred the Great) died here; Farndon is also the birthplace of the noted Elizabethan cartographer John Speed. St Chad’s church features a unique Civil War stained glass window and the church tower still shows musket ball damage from that time.
Farndon was also the location of one of the first competitive horse races in England (they were held on the bank of the River Dee) which befits its proximity to Chester, site of the oldest racecourse in England.
Chester is, of course a beautiful historic city with the famous ‘Rows’, the river, Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre and the much-photographed clock on the Eastgate. However the surrounding countryside should not be ignored, there are many lovely walks including the Sandstone Trail (collections can be arranged from the trail) and walking in Delamere Forest.
The village has a number of amenities very close by including a Post Office and pharmacy, two hairdressers and a beauty salon, The Beauty Studio. To book treatments prior to that special event contact The Beauty Studio here »
For dining the village has The Farndon Public House and Restaurant across the road and there is another restaurant, Little Churtons a few yards along the High Street both of which serve a variety of good food. For those who do not mind a short drive there is further choice ranging from pubs serving excellent food such as the Grosvenor Arms in Aldford, the Cock O’Barton at Barton and the Bull at Shocklach to Carden Park, which is a De Vere Hotel and golf complex.
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