Stockport is a lively place where you’ll find lots of interesting places to visit, including historical buildings and museums, and there are also lots of scenic parks to enjoy. There’s a variety of entertainment in Stockport, including drama and film at The Plaza, and you’ll also have a good choice for shopping, with large shopping centres such as Merseyway Shopping Centre and the Peel Centre, as well as the popular market to take a look around. There are lots of restaurants that cater for a variety of different cuisines, along with plenty of bars and clubs for a good night out. For business, there are a number of conference centres, such as Cheshire Conference and Events at Edgeley Park, and for air travel, Stockport is served by Manchester Airport.
Stockport Car Hire
Wherever you are in Stockport, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Stockport car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places you might like to visit while on your trip to Stockport, here are a few suggestions:
For an enjoyable and unique visit you can come to this museum dedicated to the history of hat making in Stockport. You’ll see Victorian hat making machines, together with a large collection of hats of many different styles.
Air Raid Shelters
Have a look around these fascinating underground tunnels which were dug into the cliffs, and see what it was like for people during an air raid in the war. You can hear about the real wartime tales of people from Stockport and really get a feel of life during during the Blitz.
Chadkirk Chapel and Country Estate
You can visit this charming chapel built in the 1700’s and enjoy the features of this Grade II listed building, including attractive wooden panelling and timber frames. The chapel is situated in a beautiful country estate where you walk around taking in the sights of the lovely flowers, woods, meadow and all its nature.
This interesting museum has collections displaying Stockport’s past, with artefacts relating to archaeological finds, medieval and Victorian industrial eras, along with the First World War.
Etherow Country Park
Come to this delightful park and walk around the picturesque surroundings enjoying the river, mill pond and woods. There is a nature reserve in the park where you can see the natural wildlife and relax in the tranquility of the area.
This medieval house built in the 15th century is very interesting to visit with its beautiful staircase added in the 17th century. This house is a Grade II listed building and the Jacobean cage newel staircase is a lovely feature. Children can enjoy dressing up in costumes and having a go at writing with quill pens, adding some fun to the visit.
Reddish Vale Farm
For a family day out you could come to this farm and see lots of delightful animals including donkeys, llamas, goats, rabbits and chickens, and perhaps book some riding lessons on a horse or pony at the farm.
Reddish Vale Country Park
You can enjoy the sights of this beautiful country park which include the River Tame, ponds, ample woodlands and wetlands and walk or cycle around the trails taking in the lovely surroundings. You can enjoy the wildlife in the area which include herons, cormorants and kingfishers, and relax in this peaceful place.
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