Visit Macclesfield

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

Now Winter is upon us, 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 in 2017 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 & 2017 on a weekly basis with local events and more great ideas for things to do in and around the town.


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Superbowl UK Macclesfield – Bowling, Laser Quest & Soft Play

Superbowl UK Macclesfield is the perfect place for family fun and take the kids to let off steam. The facilities include a 14 lane...
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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Eating Out

Local Festivals & Concerts


Macclesfield Potato Riot Street Theatre Re-enactment And Feast 2017

The Macclesfield Potato Riot Street Theatre Re-enactment And Feast 2017 will be held at Market Square on Thursday 13th April 2017, Easter Bank Holiday...
Bluedot At Jodrell Bank

Bluedot Festival 2017 –

Bluedot Festival will be back for 2017! This unique festival is hosted within the grounds of Jodrell Bank, against the backdrop of the famous...
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...
Rewind Festival North

Rewind Festival 2017

Rewind Festival was originally established in 2009, with the later addition of Rewind North in 2014.  The festival is held at the beautiful setting...
Macclesfield Beer Festival

Macclesfield Beer Festival 2017

Macclesfield Beer Festival 2016 was another memorable and fabulous weekend, raising lots of money for local charities. Now we're looking forward to 2017! Macclesfield Beer Festival...
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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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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...

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

News & Events Blogs

Bluedot Festival 2017

Bluedot Festival Announces 2017 Weekend Tickets Now On Sale

Bluedot Festival Announces 2017 Weekend Tickets Now On Sale, Ahead Of Christmas Following the huge success of its inaugural event at Jodrell Bank last summer,...
Heritage Centre

Cinemac – Macclesfield Cinema Listings December / January

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

Happy Birthday Visit Macclesfield

Visit Macclesfield is celebrating it's first birthday this December! It's hard to believe a whole year has done by since the launch of the...

Shop Local

Shop Local This Christmas! We're pleased to announce our new Shop Local competition starts this weekend! Supported by Local People Magazine, Canalside's The Thread 102.8...

Macclesfield 2016 Christmas Light Switch On

The 2016 Macclesfield Christmas Light Switch On was one of the busiest to date with a crowd of thousands enjoying the  festivities. The lights...

Banksy Exhibition Piece ADP Riot Tour Comes To Macclesfield

The ADP Riot Tour by artist Jimmy Cauty (Formerly of KLF), featured in Banksy's 'Dismaland' project will be visiting Macclesfield from Tuesday 15th November...
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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...