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
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 ..
Prestbury GB - Prestbury SK10 4DQ
Situated in the heart of Prestbury, The Bridge Hotel boasts 23 rooms, free parking and easy access to the Cheshire countryside. Dating back to the 13th century, the beautiful St. Peter’s Church is next to the hotel. Each room at the Bridge Hotel has..
Congleton Road GB - Macclesfield SK11 7XD
Only 5 minutes' drive from town centre, Macclesfield South West Premier Inn has incredibly comfy beds in every room, free parking and an on-site restaurant offering good-value meals. Some rooms at Premier Inn can take 2 adults and up to 2 children (..
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.