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Visit Macclesfield

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

We’re ready to help you with great ideas for things to do and explore throughout the year. 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 in 2017/2018 including the Macclesfield Festival, Bluedot Festival, Rewind Festival, Macclesfield Beer Festival, Potato Riot Street Theatre Re-enactment, Barnaby Festival 2018, 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 on a weekly basis with local events and more great ideas for things to do in and around the town.


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Mads Theatre

Mads Little Theatre 2017/2018

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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Macclesfield Town FC

Macclesfield Town Football Club have a large following of loyal supports around the town. Rain or shine you'll be guaranteed great football and an...
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Cafe Culture

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The Church House Inn – Bollington

The Church House Inn in Bollington Village has been renowned for its quality food & real ales for several years, appearing in the good...

Briscola – Bollington

Briscola Restaurant is an Italian-style cafe, unique pizzeria and grill restaurant. Situated in the heart of the village of Bollington in Macclesfield. The menu at...

The Maliwan Thai Restaurant

The Maliwan Thia Restaurant in Macclesfield offers a truly authentic Thai cuisine experience with a chilled and relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant (take away is...
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Macclesfield Beer Festival 2018

Macclesfield Beer Festival will be back for 2018 around the beginning of May, the exact date hasn't been confirmed yet, however we'll update you...
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Barnaby Festival 2018 – Tickets And Details Of Events

The Barnaby Festival is back with a bang in 2018, with a bumper programme of fantastic events across 10 midsummer days from Friday 15th...
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Rewind Festival 2018

Rewind Festival was originally established in 2009, with the later addition of Rewind North in 2014.  The festival is held in the beautiful grounds...
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Bluedot Festival 2018

Bluedot Festival 2018 dates and early bird tickets have been announced and are now available, including the option to pay by convenient instalments. Make sure...
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Gawsworth Hall 2017

Summers at Gawsworth Hall are always guaranteed to be a scorcher, regardless of the weather! The undercover picturesque Tudor courtyard and rose garden theatre...
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Macclesfield Festival

Macclesfield Festival 2018 will be held on Saturday 21st July 2018 at Priory Park. Early bird tickets go on sale Sunday 12th November 2017....

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PR Jones Jewellers

P R Jones Jewellers

Looking for the perfect gift? P R Jones is an independent and popular Jeweller operating in the heart of Macclesfield town centre with branches...
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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Night Life & Live Music Venues

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Real Ale Trail

Real Ale Trail

Macclesfield boasts a fantastic choice of pubs that serve the best ales from both local breweries and micro breweries around the country. We'll be creating...
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Charities Bazaar

The Rotary Club Of Macclesfield Castle Charities Bazaar is being held at St Michaels Church in Macclesfield on Saturday 2nd December between 9.30am and...
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Scene Night Club

Scene Night Club is opening in Macclesfield, December 2017. Formally Fresh, the club  has new owners and will be refurbished with a new look...
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Macclesfield 2017 Christmas Light Switch On

The 2017 Macclesfield Christmas Fair And Light Switch On will be held on Saturday 25th November 2017. This year, the event will run from 12pm to...
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Bollington 2017 Christmas Light Switch On

The Bollington Christmas Lights Switch On will be held on Sunday the 26th November 2017 between 4.30pm and 7pm outside Bollington Town Hall. Father Christmas...
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Papa Johns

Papa Johns in Macclesfield opened their door in October 2017 and is located at the old Barclays Bank building on Park Green. The popular pizza franchise...

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Alton Towers 2017

Alton Towers is now open for the 2017 season. The theme park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK and the 12 most visited...
Nether Alderley Mill

Nether Alderley Mill

This charming 15th century rustic mill beside a tranquil mill pool is one of only four virtually complete corn mills in Cheshire. Take a short...
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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...
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Hare Hill Country House And Gardens

Hare Hill Hall is a country house and a garden in the parish of Over Alderley, near Macclesfield. The house and grounds are privately...
Just So Festival 2017

Just So Festival

Just So Festival is an amazing and spellbinding experience, refreshingly catered around families it's a magical experience for both adults and kids. The event is the...

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...