Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1DX

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About Us

Macclesfield’s full of it. Silk, that is.

Macclesfield grew as one of the main silk centres of the country, renowned for the skill of its designers and for its richly patterned woven fabrics. Fashionistas will love discovering the story of Macclesfield’s textile heritage as told at the Silk Museum and the Heritage Centre.

These days Macclesfield boasts bijoux art galleries, great shops and an award winning brass band. The perennially popular Treacle Market takes place on the last Sunday of every month and showcase the finest local produce, contemporary art, vintage clothing and much more.

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.



What's Nearby

  1. Bollington

    Bollington nestles in the foothills of the Pennine range and is a gateway to the Peak...

    2.32 miles away
  2. Prestbury

    Sitting in sight of the Pennine foothills astride the River Bollin, pretty Prestbury...

    2.38 miles away
  3. Rainow

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

    2.7 miles away
  1. Gawsworth

    A peaceful and beautiful village with scattered cottages and farms mingling with halls, a...

    3.03 miles away
  2. Adlington

    A scattered village nestling in gorgeous countryside north of Macclesfield.

    4.59 miles away
  3. Wincle

    The sign on the Ship Inn, in this remote hamlet, sitting high up on the edge of the Peak...

    5.28 miles away
  4. Alderley Edge

    The picturesque village of Alderley Edge sits in the east of Cheshire and offers a...

    6.2 miles away
  5. Wilmslow

    Wilmslow is a shopper’s paradise. From designer boutiques and upmarket interior...

    6.36 miles away
  6. Poynton

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

    7.02 miles away
  7. Congleton

    Known locally as Beartown, the pretty market town of Congleton is perfectly placed for a...

    7.64 miles away
  8. Styal

    The name of the settlement was, in 120, described at 'Styhale' and as 'Stihal' in 1286....

    7.95 miles away
  9. Mobberley

    Mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Motburlege', Mobberley is a residential area set in...

    8.23 miles away
  10. Astbury

    Located near Congleton, Astbury is a pretty village, with a fine display of daffodils...

    8.82 miles away
  11. Holmes Chapel

    Holmes Chapel is an attractive village overlooking the Dane Valley, a picturesque region...

    10.37 miles away
  12. Knutsford

    This compact town was also the inspiration and setting for Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford....

    10.81 miles away
  13. Sandbach

    Sandbach is bloomin’ lovely.

    Quite literally, as the town is renowned for its award...

    12.56 miles away
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Saturday, 31st March 2018 - Sunday, 16th December 2018

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