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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 2018 including the Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield Festival, Bluedot Festival, Rewind Festival, Macclesfield Beer 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 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...
Macc Town Football Club

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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Sutton Hall - Macclesfield

Sutton Hall

Sutton Hall is nestled away in the countryside just outside Sutton village. This historic manor house has a rich history dating back over 500...
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Springwood Park – Beefeater

Springwood Park Beefeater in Macclesfield is only a few minutes drive away down the Silk Road from the centre of town. The popular restaurant...
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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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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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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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Gawsworth Hall 2018

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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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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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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East Cheshire Hospice Starlight Walk 2018

Cheshire East Hospice Starlight Walk

Registration for the East Cheshire Hospice Starlight Walk 2018 is now open. The popular annual fundraising event will be held at Capesthorne Hall on...

Cinemac – Macclesfield Cinema Listings January And February 2018

Cinemac cinema in Macclesfield is a one screen venue, based in the Heritage centre on Roe street, just a 2 minute walk from the...
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Lilac Cottage Tapas And Wine Bar

Lilac Cottage Tapas And Wine Bar in Prestbury Village opened in December 2017. Enjoy a variety of Mediterranean tapas style dishes, served in a warm...

Alton Towers – Wicker Man New For 2018

Wicker Man the new Rollercoaster ride at Alton Towers is due to open for the new 2018 season. The theme park is one of...
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Macclesfield Express – News Headlines

The Macclesfield Express is one of the towns most established newspapers. Out every Wednesday and available from all good news agents, you can keep...
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Macclesfield Gym Guide 2018

Looking for gyms in Macclesfield? If you're looking to get fit in 2018, we've listed some great places to burn off the calories, get...

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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum in Poynton is a fascinating hidden gem and one of the Country's leading specialist museums., located on the outskirts of Macclesfield,...
Buxton Opera House 2017

Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is one of the most popular entertainment venues in the North West, hosting hundreds of events every year, from traditional Opera's...
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Knutsford Makers Market New 2018 Dates

Knutsford Makers Market is another fantastic local Artisan Market. Amble and enjoy browsing around over 100 stalls selling the finest food, drink, art and...
UK Top Tourist Attractions

Top Tourist Attractions Around The UK

We've listed the top UK tourist attractions around the country, if you're looking for ideas and places to visit outside the local area.  We've...
Cheshire Aquapark

Cheshire Aquapark

Cheshire Aquapark in Manley Mere is now open. Enjoy an awesome aquatic day out with friends or family with the wipeout style water park...
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...
Hare Hill

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...

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Established over 80 years ago by George Mottershead, he had a vision of creating a...