Things to see and do - Macclesfield
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For more than two centuries, Macclesfield was synonymous with silk, produced in approximately 100 local mills. The story of silk is entertainingly and expertly told in two museums: the Silk Museum, housed in the town's Georgian Sunday School building, and Paradise Mill, where guides demonstrate early-19C Jacquard handlooms with punched card controls. These are in fact the distant ancestors of today's computers.
Tourist attractions Macclesfield : Things to see and do
Styal GB - Wilmslow SK9 4LA
In a wooded park of 11 ha crossed by the River Bollin stands a high cotton mill built in 1784.Initially powered by an enormous wheel weighing 50 tonnes, it was not equipped with a steam engine until the 1840s.
Wilmslow Rd, Mottram St Andrew GB - Macclesfield SK10 4QT
Prix Prices from : 89 £
Set in 270 acres of Cheshire parkland, the newly refurbished, Georgian country house Mottram Hall boasts a spa, leisure facilities and 2 restaurants. It is 5 miles from Manchester Airport, and has its own 18-hole championship course. The indoor spa ..
Wilmslow Road GB - Handforth SK9 2JN
Prix Prices from : 56 £
Just metres from Handforth Railway Station, the hotel offers great value, with free parking and spacious, comfortable and modern en suite rooms. The Premier Inn Manchester (Handforth) has a convenient location. Trains run regularly between Handforth..
Wilmslow Road Woodford GB - Wilmslow SK7 1RJ
22 High St GB - Bollington SK10 5PH
Bright neighbourhood restaurant opposite a tiny village green, run by an enthusiastic young couple. Light lunches and an interesting evening à la carte of refined, flavoursome dishes. The breads, ice-creams and chocolates are all homemade.