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Best things to do in Macclesfield

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Planetarium
“The Jodrell Bank Observatory hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester.”
13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Roaches is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District of England. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505 m. Along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud they form a gritstone escarpment, which is popular with hikers, rock climbers and freerunners.e”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Teggs nose is a lovely hill just by Macclesfield forest, quite a walk to the top but all on good paths and steps. There is a cafe at the top so you can put back the calories. On a nice day you can see over to Manchester, Derbyshire and also see Jodrell Bank Telescope.”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Jacobean hall and beautiful rolling countryside can be seen for miles around this superb example of a stately home. Host to the Rewind concerts and many other attractions during the year. ”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“Lots on the menu to choose from, lovely setting and the place is full of character. Excellent friendly service. Good for an evening meal.”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“Follow the journey of silk making, from cocoon to loom at The Silk Museum. As well as the stunning displays of silk items, there is a fascinating programme of temporary exhibitions to enjoy. Paradise Mill is next door. Step back into the 1930s with a guided tour; see restored Jacquard looms and machinery, and watch as they weave their magic!”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“Public House: Consistently popular privately owned, with stunning views over the Roaches. Serving food everyday and has the local Wincle Beer on tap It is approximately 15 minute drive from the farm. It is also next to Tittesworth reservoir which offers a 10 mile hike around its circumference and various watersports; such as boarding and canoeing. Also great as a midway point on a circular walk from the farm taking in the Roaches - approximately taking around 6 hours in total. Ask us for directions!”
5 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Situated upstairs in the Heritage Centre is a small one screen cinema showing current films. It has an old theatre feel to it including theatre style seats. A bar is open before the film starts serving beer, wine, soft drinks and there is a small stand near the ticket desk to purchase popcorn and sweets etc. ”
3 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Public House: Hugely popular independently owned, serving food all day. Most of the seating is inside - but there is some outside space where you can admire the surrounding fields from. Approximately a 10 minute drive from the farm. You can also walk here on one of the local footpaths - this would be a circular walk of around 5 hours.”
4 locals recommend
Farm
“Artisan producer: Making fabulous ice creams constantly adding new seasonal specials to the range. Plus, there is a cafe on site, a local nature walk and an opportunity to get up close with the animals. There is also a pottery workshop on site which is a fantastic space to get creative in and take home a great keepsake from your stay!”
3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Think quirky, think ski lodge, think friendly and cosy and you have the Snow Goose. Selection of comfy sofas, log burners, balcony and beer courtyard. Live music from local bands from time to time. Food is simple home cooked snacks and brunches. Great local ales and staff who are friendly and welcoming. Dogs welcome. ”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“Have a little trip to Sweden while in Macclesfield and enjoy authentic Scandinavian food and drinks in this small but pleasantly spacious cafe bar. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Dogs welcome at lunch time but not in the evenings. ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous, authentic Thai food, staff are very helpful and polite. Really great food and atmosphere.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“A wonderful place to eat, a great Arboretum at the back for beautiful walks, and a stunning lavender garden.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A fabulous market held on the last Sunday of every month with over 100 stalls selling locally produced food, vintage furniture and cloths, crafts and paintings. The stalls are in the Marketplace and stretch into the surrounding streets. There is usually live music in the square.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Atmospheric Ludd's Church (accessed from Gradbach) takes some beating, a 1000m chasm in the rocks which legend has it is the Green Chapel of Arthurian legend. ”
2 locals recommend