The Surrounding Area


Set in Cheshire's plains, on the fringe of the Peak District National Park, Macclesfield combines the old with the new. Originally a medieval town, Macclesfield became the country's 'Silk' capital in the 1750's, whilst it still retains that heritage, in recent years it has grown to become a thriving business centre.

There is a popular monthly Treacle Market (last Sunday of the month) which is a bustling Arts, Antiques, Crafts, Food and Drink Market, held on the cobbles of the town centre with around 140 stalls of exceptional food and drink, unique crafts and vintage and information from the Macclesfield community.

As a gateway to the Peak District, Macclesfield has breathtaking countryside, parks, rivers, canals, reservoirs and woodland all on the town’s doorstep.

Things to do in and around Macclesfield:

Mads Little Theatre: Mads Little Theatre in Macclesfield was founded on 15th October 1947.  Over the years the Theatre has put on hundreds of productions and has an excellent reputation around North East Cheshire.

Jodrell Bank Observatory And Discovery Centre: Jodrell Bank is a world famous observatory, here on the doorstep of Macclesfield. The state of the art observatory is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester and was originally established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. The main telescope at the observatory is the Lovell Telescope, which is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world!

Macclesfield Silk Museum: Macclesfield Silk Museum takes you on a journey back to the Cheshire’s industrial roots. Visitors can learn about and explore the journey through the industrial process of silk making, from the cocoon to the loom. With plenty of hands on exhibits for children and adults alike, the museum houses a permanant exhibition which explores the properties of silk, design education, Macclesfield’s diverse textile industries, workers lives, Macclesfield Silk during the war and historic machinery as well as hosting temporary exhibitions.

Prestbury / Wilmslow / Alderley Edge:

The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is an area of affluent, leafy towns and villages in Cheshire such as Wilmslow, Mottram St. Andrew and Alderley Edge. The three points of the triangle are subject of local debate, but are generally considered to be Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Pestbury. The area is noted for its expensive houses, pleasant countryside, famous footballers, celebrities and entrepreneurs.

The area and its rich businessmen were fictionalised in the drama series, Goldplated.  Much of the action in Howard Jacobson's novel "Shylock Is My Name" also takes place within the Golden Triangle.



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