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Congleton

Congleton

Perfectly placed for a getaway to Cheshire’s Peak District.

Cheshires Peak District

Where to begin? Over to the east, Cheshire rises to the Peak District, England's first National Park, and the excitement also mounts. At the dramatic rocky outcrop of Alderley Edge, there are mysteries and myths bound up with Merlin.

Almost as weird and wonderful are the bridges and locks on the Macclesfield Canal which takes you by hired boat or towpath serenely to the Silk Museum, the eccentricities of the Anson Engine Museum and the Georgian architectural grace of Lyme Park.

Then there are Cheshire's unique towns, such as stone built Bollington where you can climb Kerridge Hill to see the famous White Nancy landmark, believed to commermorate the victory at Waterloo.

Rather nearer are the historic attractions of Tatton Park, Gawsworth Hall, Capesthorne Hall and Jodrell Bank.

Don't miss the picturesque towns and villages of Knutsford, Rainow and Prestbury or the fabled shopping and restaurants of Alderley Edge.

Browse the individual pages below for information about places to stay, eat, visit and events in some of the many towns and villages.

Or for more information about Cheshire's Peak District visit http://www.visitcheshire.com/peak-district

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  1. Add Adlington to your Itinerary

    Adlington

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    Macclesfield

    A scattered village nestling in gorgeous countryside north of Macclesfield.

  2. Add Alderley Edge to your Itinerary

    Alderley Edge

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    Alderley Edge

    The picturesque village of Alderley Edge sits in the east of Cheshire and offers a fabulous range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Famed for being home to the rich and famous it’s known as the Champagne capital of Britain.

  3. Add Bollington to your Itinerary

    Bollington

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    Town

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    Macclesfield

    Bollington nestles in the foothills of the Pennine range and is a gateway to the Peak District National Park. The town provides a great base for walking, cycling, boating and horseriding in the Peak District.

  4. Add Congleton to your Itinerary

    Congleton

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    Peak District

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    Congleton

    Known locally as Beartown, the pretty market town of Congleton is perfectly placed for a weekend getaway to Cheshire’s Peak District.

  5. Add Disley to your Itinerary

    Disley

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    Peak District

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    Macclesfield

    Disley is a picturesque village a stone’s throw away from the Peak District National Park, and is a great base for exploring the Peak District.

  6. Add Gawsworth to your Itinerary

    Gawsworth

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    Macclesfield

    A peaceful and beautiful village with scattered cottages and farms mingling with halls, a church, pools and leafy lanes.

  7. Add Holmes Chapel to your Itinerary

    Holmes Chapel

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    Cheshire

    Holmes Chapel is an attractive village overlooking the Dane Valley, a picturesque region that is popular with walkers and cyclists.

  8. Add Knutsford to your Itinerary

    Knutsford

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    Peak District

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    Knutsford

    This compact town was also the inspiration and setting for Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford. Elizabeth Gaskell lived in Knutsford for many years and is buried in the churchyard of Brook Street Unitarian Chapel.

  9. Add Macclesfield to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

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    Peak District

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    Macclesfield

    Macclesfield is perfectly placed to enjoy a weekend break in the Peak District. Within minutes of the town centre you can escape to the Peak District National Park and enjoy spectacular views across Cheshire.

  10. Add Mobberley to your Itinerary

    Mobberley

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    Macclesfield

    Mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Motburlege', Mobberley is a residential area set in farmland and is England's largest parish.

  11. Add Poynton to your Itinerary

    Poynton

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    Peak District

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    Macclesfield

    Poynton nestles in the foothills of the Peak District National Park and is a perfect base for exploring the Cheshire countryside.

  12. Add Prestbury to your Itinerary

    Prestbury

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    Macclesfield

    Sitting in sight of the Pennine foothills astride the River Bollin, pretty Prestbury dates to Anglo Saxon times. Its original name was Preosta burgh meaning the borough or dwelling of the priests.

  13. Add Rainow to your Itinerary

    Rainow

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    Macclesfield

    The rounded hills are a distinct contract to the red brick and lush farmlands of the Cheshire Plain.

  14. Add Styal to your Itinerary

    Styal

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    Wilmslow

    The name of the settlement was, in 120, described at 'Styhale' and as 'Stihal' in 1286. The first element 'stig' in Old English, means 'a hall with a pigsty'.

  15. Add Wilmslow to your Itinerary

    Wilmslow

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    Wilmslow

    Wilmslow is a shopper’s paradise. From designer boutiques and upmarket interior designers, to chic charity shops and Hoopers department store, Wilmslow is a small place with a big attitude.

  16. Add Wincle to your Itinerary

    Wincle

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    Macclesfield

    The sign on the Ship Inn, in this remote hamlet, sitting high up on the edge of the Peak District, depicts the 'Nimrod' - the vessel in which the local Sir Philip Brocklehurst accompanied Shackleton to the Antarctic.

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