Macclesfield is a varied town, with lots of places to visit, including historic buildings and museums and has good leisure facilities and lots parks and surrounding countryside. For entertainment in the town, Gawsworth Hall have various events and open air summer performances, including Shakespearean theatre, music and comedy. The MADS Theatre give performances that include drama, musicals and concerts, and for a film you could go to the Cinemac Cinema. There are lots of restaurants in the town with variety of cuisines for different tastes, and you’ll find a good choice of pubs and bars for a lively evening out.
For shopping in the town, there’s a good choice which includes the Grosvenor Shopping Centre with a large selection of stores, along with many stores in the town centre. For business, there are a range of conference venues, including those at Macclesfield Town Football Club and Adlington Hall, and for international air travel the nearest airport is Manchester Airport.
Macclesfield Car Hire
Wherever you are in Macclesfield, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Macclesfield car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some suggestions for places you could visit in and near Macclesfield:
You can visit this 18th century Grade II listed building where you can admire the many splendid features including the Entrance Hall with elegant furniture, paintings, sculpture and windows with colourful stained glass dating from the 1500’s. You can see an impressive fireplace and mantlepiece in the Queen Anne Room and fine art in the Sculpture Gallery. The house is situated in beautiful parkland with gardens, woods and lakes, and you can relax in the tranquil surroundings and enjoy the scenery.
Adlington Hall and Gardens
This is a Grade I listed historic building and you can enjoy the features of the house such as the the Great Hall with murals, carvings and impressive organ built in the 1600’s, the Dining Room with its attractive oak panelling and there are many paintings to see, along with antique furniture. The gardens have lovely displays of flowers and there’s also a maze to explore.
This is a lovely area of parkland and woodland gardens where you can come and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There is a Walled Garden with many colourful displays of flowers here which include rhododendrons and azaleas, and an attractive pergola.
West Park Museum
This is an interesting museum where you can see collections that include ancient Egyptian exhibits, along with local art and artefacts. There are also collections of works by Charles Tunnicliffe who was a locally born artist who was prominent illustrator for the RSPB.
Here you can have an interesting tour around this restored industrial mill and learn what it was like working here in the 1930’s. There are lots of jacquard looms that have been restored and you can see them at work.
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
There are lots of fascinating things to see at this Discovery Centre which include the impressive Lovell Telescope and model of the solar system, and you can learn all about the origins of the universe and enjoy interactive displays.
Macclesfield Leisure Centre
This large Leisure Centre has many facilities to enjoy which include a hall for sports such as badminton, basketball, table tennis, trampolining and roller skating, gym, athletics track, swimming pool and there is also a beauty salon and cafe at the Centre.
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