Places to visit

Places to visit –  where to go and within easy reach of Knutsford.   Some places to visit may take just a couple of hours whilst others, a full day.  Attractions not to be missed include Tatton Park (Knutsford), Tabley House (Tabley), Quarry Bank Mill, Styal Country Park (Wilmslow), Dunham Massey (Altrincham), Little Morton Hall (Congleton), the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank (Macclesfield), Anderton Boat Lift (Northwich), Nether Alderley Mill (Alderley Edge), Lyme Park (Stockport) and Hare Hill (Macclesfield).

Many of the attractions belong to The National Trust therefore it is highly recommended visitors to the area consider joining.  Advantages include:

  • Free entry to over 500 places in the UK
  • Free parking at most National Trust car parks
  • National Trust Handbook full of ideas to help you plan a visit
  • National Trust Magazine sent to you three times a year
  • Regular newsletters sent straight to your inbox

For further information visit nationaltrust.org.uk.

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 […]

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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 […]

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