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Visit Macclesfield

 Welcome to the Macclesfield Town Guide, created for both visitors and maxonians alike.

Now Summer is here, we’re ready to help you with great ideas for things to do and explore. As a gateway to the Peak District, Macclesfield has breathtaking countryside, parks, rivers, canals, reservoirs and woodland all on our doorstep.

Discover many of the events and attractions Macclesfield has to offer including the Bluedot Festival, Rewind Festival, Macclesfield Beer Festival, Barnaby Festival, Jodrell Bank, Capesthorne Hall, Gawsworth Hall, Hare Hill, Blaze Farm, Macclesfield Forest and the famous Silk Museum.  Relax and sample the numerous independent shops, restaurants, coffee shops, country pubs, luxury hotels and more listed in our guide.

 We hope you’ll keep visiting, as we’re updating content over 2016 on a weekly basis with local events and more great ideas for things to do in and around the town.


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Jodrell Bank Discover Centre

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...
Mads Theatre

Mads Little Theatre 2016/ 2017

Mads Little Theatre in Macclesfield was founded on 15th October 1947.  Over the years the Theatre has put on hundreds of productions and has...
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Gawsworth Hall

Gawsworth Hall in Macclesfield is one of the most beautiful and popular historic houses in Cheshire. A Tudor, half-timbered manor-house with tilting ground. The...

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Cafe Culture

Eating Out

Local Festivals & Concerts

Rewind Festival North

Rewind Festival

Rewind Festival was originally established in 2009, with the later addition of Rewind North in 2014.  The festival is held at the beautiful setting...
Bluedot At Jodrell Bank

Bluedot Festival 2017

Bluedot Festival is a brand new festival experience that is truly out of this world. Held within the grounds of Jodrell Bank against the...
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Gawsworth Hall Summer 2016

Summer 2016 at Gawsworth Hall is set to be a scorcher, regardless of the weather! The undercover picturesque Tudor courtyard and rose garden theatre will...

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Arighi Bianchi

Arighi Bianchi

Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield dates back to 1854 and is one of the most prestigious furniture stores in Cheshire, with a reputation for producing...
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Sawmill Architectural Antiques

Sawmill Architectural Antiques opened in Macclesfield in April. The family have been in the material reclamation business for over 50 years and are very...

Treacle Market June 2016

Cinemac Cinema Listings

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Mash Guru

Mash Guru

Mash Guru Bar is one of Macclesfield funkiest night spots. Open 7 nights a week, there's always something going on. You can catch a...
The Wharf In Macclesfield

The Wharf

The Wharf in Macclesfield is one of the towns award winning freehouse public houses and a renown live music venue. You can regularly enjoy...
The Swan With Two Necks

The Swan With Two Necks

The Swan With Two Necks in Macclesfield is one of the most established live music venues in the town. Run by Andy and Wendy,...

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Luxury Breaks & Hotels

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Cheshire Lakes

Cheshire Lakes

Cheshire Lakes is based on the outskirts of Macclesfield on Chelford Road, near Nether Alderley. The brand new outdoor adventure facility has now been granted...
Cheshire Tour Of Britain

Cheshire Tour Of Britain

The Cheshire Tour Of Britain will be snaking its way around the roads and green hills of Macclesfield and East Cheshire this September as...
Mads Theatre

Mads Little Theatre 2016/ 2017

Mads Little Theatre in Macclesfield was founded on 15th October 1947.  Over the years the Theatre has put on hundreds of productions and has...
Just So Festival

Just So Festival

The Just So Festival is the wonderful creation of Wild Rumpus, the community interest company was founded by Rowan and Sarah in 2009. The...
Heritage Centre

Cinemac – Macclesfield Cinema Listings August 2016

Cinemac cinema in Macclesfield is a one screen venue, based in the Heritage centre on Roe street, just a 2 minute walk from the...
Macclesfield Arts Trail

Macclesfield Art Trail

Macclesfield's Permanent Arts Trail Welcome to Visit Macclesfield’s dedicated Art Trail page, a place where you can find a venue  in and around Macclesfield and district that...
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Nearby Attractions

Energi Trampoline Park – Handforth, Wilmslow

Energi Trampoline Park in Handforth, Wilmslow is only a short 20 minute drive from Macclesfield town centre and is the ultimate trampoline experience. The indoor...

Alton Towers – Top Rides For 2016

Alton Towers have opened a brand new attraction for the 2016 season. Galactica is one of the first rollercoasters in the World to incorporate...
Beautiful Moning

Peak District

The Peak District National Park is on the door step of Macclesfield and only a 5 minute drive from the town centre. Discover mile...