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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

Mandarina Bar & Kitchen

Mandarina Bar And Kitchen

Mandarina Bar and Kitchen in Macclesfield opened June 2016. Formally No Four Park Green(and Jar Bar!) Mandarina has a new look and new menu...
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The Lord Clyde – Kerridge

The Lord Clyde in Kerridge, Macclesfield is one of the only pubs in Cheshire with three AA Rosettes, also rated 64th out of 100...
Abruzzo Italian Resturant - Macclesfield

Abuzzo Italian Restaurant

Abruzzo Italian Restaurant  in Macclesfield is a stylish and popular Italian restaurant situated in the heart of the town on Mill Street. If you...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Santas Schedule 2017

Santa Sleigh Dates 2017 – (Courtesy Of Macclesfield Round Table)

If you need to make any last minute changes to your Christmas list, then here is your chance to catch the big man before...
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Shop Local Guide 2017

Visit Macclesfield is proudly launching it's annual 'Shop Local' Guide over the Christmas period, supported by Canalside Community Radio 102.8FM. Throughout December, we'll be highlighting many of the...
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Christmas Real Ale Trail

If you're out and about over Christmas you might want to check out some of the fantastic pubs in Macclesfield which serve the best...
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Prestbury Christmas Street Party 2017

The Prestbury Christmas Street Party will be held on Sunday 10th December 2017, between 4pm and 7pm. Join in the festive fun with entertainment, gift ideas,...

Cinemac – Macclesfield Cinema Listings December 2017

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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The Macclesfield Post – Launching Soon!

The Macclesfield Post is due to launch in Summer 2018 and Visit Macclesfield is proud to support the towns brand new online local newspaper,...

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Nearby Attractions

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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...