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Things To Do

The Old Pub, Lower Withington

A rural space serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and early evening supper. Offering coffee, loose leaf teas, homemade cakes and great ales. The Old Pub’s plentiful roasts are served all weekend. The perfect place to spend your day!

The Swettenham Arms

Nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside between Congleton and Holmes Chapel, you’ll find one of Cheshire’s favourite gastro country inns, the Swettenham Arms, dating back to the 16th century.

Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is home to the world-famous Lovell Radio Telescope and Jodrell Bank Observatory with a 3D theatre and 35-acre arboretum.

Macclesfield Silk Museum

The silk museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian silk mill, costume and silk manufacturing displays. This hands-on experience allows children and grown-ups to understand the story of silk from cocoon to catwalk!

Biddulph Grange Gardens

One of Britain’s most unusual gardens, Biddulph Grange Gardens were designed in the mid-19th century by James Bateman to display specimens from his extensive and wide-ranging plant collection. Visitors are taken on a sensory journey of discovery through tunnels and pathways to individual gardens inspired by countries around the world.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. The mansion, gardens, old hall, 1,000-acre deer park and specialty shops offer something for everyone, along with over 100 events annually.

The Lovell Quinta Arboretum

A 28-acre site in Swettenham, near Congleton, created by Sir Bernard Lovell in the mid 1950s, best known for his telescope at Jodrell Bank and his work with radar. The Arboretum is home to a colourful range of around 2,500 different plants including snowdrops, crocus and daffodils in the spring as well as trees and shrubs. A tranquil place of grassy walks and leafy arbours, the Arboretum is home to a wide variety of wildlife and makes the perfect destination for a family outing or a quiet walk.

Wedgwood Museum

For a unique experience, visit the stunning Wedgwood Museum. This is the home of one of the most interesting ceramic collections in the world with galleries that tell the story of Josiah Wedgwood, his family and the company he founded two and a half centuries ago. You can also visit the hands-on Wedgwood Visitor Centre, watch craftspeople at work in the demonstration area or go on the factory tour.

Chatsworth House & Estate

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is one of Britain’s best-loved historic houses and estates. Offering something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art, young animals and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food and drink, and many miles of free walks.

Little Moreton Hall

One of Britain’s finest timber-framed moated manor houses, Little Moreton Hall still shows Tudor skill and craftsmanship at its finest.

Alton Towers Theme Park

One of the UK’s top theme parks and short-break resorts, offering themed hotels, a water park, spa and extraordinary golf.