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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, Classic Ibiza, 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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Jodrell Bank 2017 - Visit Macclesfield

Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank is a world famous observatory, here on the doorstep of Cheshire surrounded by the beautiful Macclesfield countryside. The state of the art facility is...
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Capesthorne Hall

Capesthorne Hall is a grand county home and gardens, located in the village of Siddington in Macclesfield. This beautiful house and gardens has been...
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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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Bluedot Festival

Bluedot Festival 2018

Bluedot Festival 2018 tickets are now available, this years headliners includes the Chemical Brothers, Flaming Lips, Gary Numan, The Orb,  Public Service Broadcasting plus a...
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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....
Macclesfield Food Festival

Macclesfield Food Festival 2018

The first official Macclesfield Food Festival has been announced and will be taking place on Saturday 30th June 2018. We'll be revealing more details...
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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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Rewind Festival 2018

Rewind Festival was originally established in 2008, with the later addition of Rewind North in 2014. The festival is held in the beautiful grounds...
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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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Macclesfield Food Festival

Macclesfield Food Festival 2018

The first official Macclesfield Food Festival has been announced and will be taking place on Saturday 30th June 2018. We'll be revealing more details...
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Showcase Of Macclesfield People And Ideas At TEDx Event

The inaugural TEDxMacclesfield will showcase speakers tackling some of humanity’s biggest questions with humour, optimism and insight. The event takes place on Saturday 28th...
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Bay Turkish Restaurant

Bay Turkish Restaurant in Macclesfield opened in February 2018. Bay serves authentic Turkish cuisine,  prepared and cooked in their open kitchen, so you can watch...
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Digital And Art Collaboration Event In Macclesfield Promises To Surprise And...

AN exciting line-up of original art, new gadgets and thought-provoking talks from technology experts has been unveiled for a forthcoming free event bridging the...


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Crewe Lyceum Theatre

The Crewe Lyceum Theatre in Cheshire is only a 50 minute drive from Macclesfield and attracts visitors from all over the North West with...
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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...

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...
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...
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Poynton Christmas Fest And Light Switch On

Poynton Christmas Fest will be taking place on Tuesday 5th December, between 7pm and 9pm. Park Lane will be closed to traffic for the...
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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...
Avro Heritage Museum

Avro Heritage Museum

The Avro Heritage Museum in Woodford opened its doors to the public in November 2015. Located on the site of the old Airfield, it's...
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...
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...
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