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Christmas Cracker Trail

Knutsford Town Council is excited to announce a brand new trail event which will be coming to Knutsford Town Centre this Christmas. You may have seen details regarding the event already on social media or in the local papers.

The trail will run from 14th – 20th December 2020
The new trail will be formatted exactly like this year’s Pumpkin Path to offer families a chance for some casual festive fun while maintaining social distancing and keeping safe.

Roads will remain open for the event
The event will run informally across the whole week for participants to enjoy at any time whether shops are […]

By |2020-12-11T20:10:07+00:00December 11th, 2020|Events Guide|Comments Off on Christmas Cracker Trail

Knutsford Heritage Centre

The Knutsford Heritage Centre is set in the centre of the town, in a reconstructed 17th century timber framed building off King Street.

Visitor’s find a lot to explore with three galleries over two buildings, two beautifully maintained gardens and a well-stocked gift shop. There is also an exciting, ever changing exhibition programme, demonstrations, walks, talks and activities.

The Heritage Centre is also the home of the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry. Set in three distinct panels. This remarkable tapestry is more than 13 metres long and was created by over 3,000 local residents to celebrate Knutsford in the millennium year.

The centre is […]

By |2020-12-10T16:10:57+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Local Attractions|0 Comments

Brook Street Heritage Site

Brook Street Heritage site includes the chapel, graveyard, gardens, chapel hall and exhibition rooms.

The Chapel is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and was built in  1689, soon after the passing of the Act of Toleration 1689. It is built in red brick with a stone-flagged roof in two storeys with two external staircases. Inside is a gallery on three sides and a pulpit on a long wall. The pulpit dates from the late 17th or early 18th century and the pews from 1859.

It is the burial place of the novelist Mrs Gaskell who […]

By |2020-12-10T16:12:47+00:00April 8th, 2018|Local Attractions|Comments Off on Brook Street Heritage Site

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is a historic estate that may be accessed from the bottom of King Street in Knutsford. The second (main) entrance is at the Rostherne end of the park.  The  estate contains a mansion – Tatton Hall, a manor house dating from medieval times – Tatton Old Hall, gardens, a farm and a deer park of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2).

Tatton Park is a popular visitor attraction and hosts over 100 events each year. The estate is owned by the National Trust, who administer it jointly with Cheshire East Council. Since 1999 it hosts North West England’s annual Royal Horticultural […]

By |2020-12-10T16:18:03+00:00March 6th, 2018|Local Attractions|Comments Off on Tatton Park

St Oswald Church (Lower Peover)

St Oswald (Lower Peover)

St Oswald (Lower Peover) can be found in an attractive village via a cobbled lane.  The church remains one of the best examples of half timbered frames in the country.  Built in the fourteenth century, the chapels and tower were added later.  Major repairs in 1852 saw a single span roof replaced with three gabled.

Internally, the church contains many fittings from the seventeenth century which include the pews and pulpit.

A church has actually been on this site since at least 1269, when it was a chapel of ease to Great Budworth. The west tower dates […]

By |2018-01-21T18:00:05+00:00March 31st, 2017|Places to visit|0 Comments

Quarry Bank Mill and Country Park

Quarry Bank Mill and Country Park

Quarry Bank Mill

The River Bollin flowing past Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill is in Styal, approximately 10 miles from Knutsford. It is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is a museum of the cotton industry. Recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, it inspired the 2013 television series The Mill.

Quarry Bank, Styal has two different faces.  One is of cottages standing just as they did in Elizabethan days, thatch and all, one up, one down, while the other is the large, two garaged houses with […]

By |2020-12-10T16:14:03+00:00March 11th, 2017|Places to visit|0 Comments
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