Christmas Cracker Trail

By |2020-12-11T20:10:07+00:00December 11th, 2020|Events Guide|

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 […]

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Knutsford Heritage Centre

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

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 […]

Tabley House Collection

By |2020-12-10T16:11:43+00:00April 13th, 2018|Local Attractions|

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House was built by the architect John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester in 1767. The Leicesters lived at Tabley from the 14th Century, first in the Old Hall on a moated island. and later in the fine house as it stands today.

St Peter’s Chapel, originally built on the island in 1678, was moved in 1927 and re-erected on its present site which is adjacent to the house.  The Chapel and the ante-chapel, which now operates as a Tea Room during the open season, have impressive stained glass, (one window designed by Burne […]

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Brook Street Heritage Site

By |2022-05-05T15:20:01+01:00April 8th, 2018|Local Attractions|

Brook Street Heritage Site

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

The final resting place of Mrs E Gaskell

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 […]

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Tatton Park

By |2020-12-10T16:18:03+00:00March 6th, 2018|Local Attractions|

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 […]

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St Oswald Church (Lower Peover)

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

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 […]

Quarry Bank Mill and Country Park

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

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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