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Best things to do in Macclesfield

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“The Jodrell Bank Observatory hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester.”
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Natural Feature
“The Roaches is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District of England. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505 m. Along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud they form a gritstone escarpment, which is popular with hikers, rock climbers and freerunners.e”
15local recommendations
“Teggs nose is a lovely hill just by Macclesfield forest, quite a walk to the top but all on good paths and steps. There is a cafe at the top so you can put back the calories. On a nice day you can see over to Manchester, Derbyshire and also see Jodrell Bank Telescope.”
7local recommendations
“Public House: Consistently popular privately owned, with stunning views over the Roaches. Serving food everyday and has the local Wincle Beer on tap It is approximately 15 minute drive from the farm. It is also next to Tittesworth reservoir which offers a 10 mile hike around its circumference and various watersports; such as boarding and canoeing. Also great as a midway point on a circular walk from the farm taking in the Roaches - approximately taking around 6 hours in total. Ask us for directions!”
5local recommendations
“Follow the journey of silk making, from cocoon to loom at The Silk Museum. As well as the stunning displays of silk items, there is a fascinating programme of temporary exhibitions to enjoy. Paradise Mill is next door. Step back into the 1930s with a guided tour; see restored Jacquard looms and machinery, and watch as they weave their magic!”
6local recommendations
“Lots on the menu to choose from, lovely setting and the place is full of character. Excellent friendly service. Good for an evening meal.”
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“Jacobean hall and beautiful rolling countryside can be seen for miles around this superb example of a stately home. Host to the Rewind concerts and many other attractions during the year. ”
3local recommendations
Movie Theater
“Situated upstairs in the Heritage Centre is a small one screen cinema showing current films. It has an old theatre feel to it including theatre style seats. A bar is open before the film starts serving beer, wine, soft drinks and there is a small stand near the ticket desk to purchase popcorn and sweets etc. ”
3local recommendations
“Lovely food and perfect location. 5 minute walk up the road from the bunkhouse on the way to the Roaches.”
3local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Think quirky, think ski lodge, think friendly and cosy and you have the Snow Goose. Selection of comfy sofas, log burners, balcony and beer courtyard. Live music from local bands from time to time. Food is simple home cooked snacks and brunches. Great local ales and staff who are friendly and welcoming. Dogs welcome. ”
3local recommendations
“Fabulous, authentic Thai food, staff are very helpful and polite. Really great food and atmosphere.”
4local recommendations
Liquor Store
“Artisan producer: Open 7 days a week and a short stroll along the river from the farm, this local Brewery has been brewing fantastic ales for over 10 years. With a small shop and tap on site you can have a beer inside or at one of the picnic tables. The brewery also offers a number of courses showcasing what they do - a short brewery tour on a saturday at 2pm, or a full days brewing experience where you get fully immersed in making the beer. ”
3local recommendations
“Public House: This is within a 15 minute walk of the Shepherds Hut serving good food. You can sit inside or outside and admire the local landscape. Mostly serving food til 9pm but service is more restricted on a Sunday evening.”
3local recommendations
“Public House: Hugely popular independently owned, serving food all day. Most of the seating is inside - but there is some outside space where you can admire the surrounding fields from. Approximately a 10 minute drive from the farm. You can also walk here on one of the local footpaths - this would be a circular walk of around 5 hours.”
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Point of Interest
“Privately owned Hall by the Richard's family plus outdoor concerts and on-site picnics in the grounds of the hall in the summer months ”
2local recommendations
“Artisan producer: Making fabulous ice creams constantly adding new seasonal specials to the range. Plus, there is a cafe on site, a local nature walk and an opportunity to get up close with the animals. There is also a pottery workshop on site which is a fantastic space to get creative in and take home a great keepsake from your stay!”
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