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Places to Visit Around Cheshire & The Peak District

See beautiful scenery like you've never seen beforeā€¦


Lyme Park

The ‘Pemberley’ film location for the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, National Trust Lyme Park offers a magnificent estate surrounded by wild moorland, 17 acres of beautiful gardens, and a deer park. Dating  as far back as the 1400 and oozing with Edwardian interiors, the grand hall offers plenty to explore from the library to the stag parlour, and there’s even an opportunity to dress up in the wardrobe department.

 I Opening Times: Times vary depending on the attraction.

I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: 25 minutes by car.



White Nancy

A Grade II listed building, White Nancy is an unusual monument found sitting at the top of Kerridge Hill just outside Bollington. Built to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Waterloo, the landmark has since become a popular site for walkers and families to visit, with the breath-taking views of the towns below.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: A five-minute drive to Bollington.



Adlington Hall

Discover the fascinating history of Adlington Hall as you tour The Great Hall, the chapel, oak-panelled dining room, the Minstrel’s Gallery, the number 10 bedroom, and more. Alongside the Great Organ, visitors can enjoy the original furniture, paintings, and décor of the building, or wander the gardens, attempt the maze, or enjoy a slice of homemade cake and a cup of tea in the tea room.

 I Opening Times: Public open days run on Sundays and Bank Holidays during April and September.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: A ten-minute drive.



Alton Towers

Bursting with exciting attractions, Alton Towers is ‘Britain’s most loved Theme Park’. In addition to the famous theme park, Alton Towers is home to CBeebies Land, Tree Top Quest, a waterpark, and ‘Extraordinary Golf’. Theme Park rides include the infamous Oblivion, Nemesis, Air, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Sonic Spinball, and more. Visitors can also immerse in Sharkbait Reef, enjoy the Ice Age 4D Experience, or watch an array of live shows.

 I Opening Times: Times vary depending on the time of year and date.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: 50 minutes by car.



- Natural Attractions -


Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Head underground to explore limestone caverns bursting with history, interesting rock formations, crystal stalagmites and stalactites, and knowledgeable and entertaining guides! Above ground, Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park is also home to woodlands, natural scenery, and Solomon’s Temple, which offers panoramic views overlooking the peak district. If you’re daring enough, you can brave the treetops for adventure and scenery with the Go Ape ropes course, partnered with Poole’s Cavern

 I Opening Times: 9.30am - 4pm I

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: 30 minutes by car.



Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve

Explore 700 hectares of the wild Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve landscape. Hike up the Kinder Plateau, absorb breath-taking views, immerse amongst moorland wildlife, and discover nature’s sculptures carved by wind, water, and ice to create intriguing rock formations.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: A 35-minute drive.



Peak District National Park

Uncover the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park. Cycle, walk, or horse-ride the many trails, head underground amongst the caves, try your hand at rock climbing, visit quaint villages, or immerse in water sports – the Peak District is bursting with adventure, attractions, and tranquil viewpoints, all surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: Five to forty-five minutes by car.



Biddulph Grange Gardens

Described as a ‘delightful high Victorian garden’, Biddulph Grange Garden is home to an incredible collection of plants from around the world. Shrouded in beauty, colour, and tranquillity, Biddulph offers a truly unique day out as you wander the landscaped gardens, discover hidden tunnels and pathways, stroll the woodland walk, and visit the undisturbed lake.

 I Opening Times: 11am-5.30pm, closing times may be earlier in the winter months.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: A 35-minute drive.



- Museums & Culture -


Macclesfield Silk Museum

From its button beginnings to the silk mills, Macclesfield Silk Museum is bursting with a rich history, taking visitors on a journey of the worker's lives, wartime process, historic machinery, and more. Home to ‘hands-on exhibits’, you can learn about the silk industry, properties of silk and silk making, and even watch a weaving demonstration in the Paradise Mill.

 I Opening Times: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: 15 minutes by car.



Quarry Bank Mill

Travel back in time to the industrial revolution at the Quarry Bank Mill. Oozing with heritage, you can experience the ‘sounds and smells’ of steam and water-powered engines, explore the cotton mill to learn about spinning, weaving, the production of material, and the history of the textile industry, tour the Apprentice House for a glimpse into the lives of pauper children, stroll the beautiful gardens, or walk the Styal Estate, filled with woodlands and streams. Interactive, engaging, and educational, the museum exhibits and friendly and knowledgeable staff make Quarry Bank Mill a great day out for all ages.

 I Opening Times: 11am-5pm, times may vary in the winter months.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: 20 minutes by car.



Anson Engine Museum

Discover vintage engines of all shapes and sizes at the Anson Engine Museum. The friendly volunteers bring the museum to life, with engines running in each room, wood cutting area, a blacksmith providing metalworking demonstrations, brass rubbing area, local history, and more. Free children’s ‘fun sheets & quiz’ are also available.

 I Opening Times: Opening times and days can vary.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: A ten-minute drive.



Stockport Air Raid Shelters

An interactive journey back in time, the Stockport Air Raid Shelters offers a glimpse into how people lived during the wartime blitz. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels filled with displays, posters, recreated living and sleeping areas, and a bunker, all accompanied by an audio guide highlighting the cultural, political, and social aspects living in the shelters.

 I Opening Times: Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

 I Travel Time from Shrigley Hall Hotel: 30 minutes by car.



Chatsworth House

A beautiful stately home nestled amongst the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House offers an awe-inspiring and educational visit for all ages. The large mansion is renowned for its artwork and has over 30 rooms to peruse, from the Painted Hall to the Guest Bedrooms. The vast estate is made up of 105 acres of garden-filled with sculptures, waterworks, and a maze, a 1,000-acre park, and a farmyard. The filming location for many popular movies, such as The Duchess and The Wolfman, and a hub of exciting events, Chatsworth is a ‘must see’.

 I Opening Times: Times vary depending on estate attraction and season.

 I Travel Time from The Shrigley Hall Hotel: A 50-minute drive.



- Shopping -


With bespoke independent stores and boutiques available short drives away and Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre a half hour’s drive, Shrigley Hall Hotel is the perfect base for discovering retail treasures. Treacle Market runs in Macclesfield on the last Sunday of every month and offers 170 stalls of crafts, arts, antiques, vintage clothes, candles, food and drink, and more. Intu Trafford Centre offers a shopping haven with over 200 stores, from high street to designer, housed in a beautiful and grand building.



- Restaurants & Nightlife -


Whether enjoying a meal with a loved one or catching a show, there are plenty of evening activities to indulge in. Bollington Arts Centre offers a range of events and performances from poetry to jazz. Buxton Opera House is a beautiful and grand Edwardian theatre offering a varied programme of shows, from dance, drama, and concerts to comedy, pantomime, and of course, opera. Alderley Edge & Wilmslow offer upmarket chic, whilst Manchester and its world famous range of clubs, bars, theatres, nightclubs and music venues are just a taxi journey away.



- Further Afield -


Guests can explore further afield to the historic walled city of Chester, Arley Hall, TattonPark, and Dunham Massey, all taking between forty-five minutes and an hour by car from The Shrigley Hall Hotel.