25 minutes to southern Manchester, and just under two-hour's from London via train, Macclesfield is an attractive and affluent market town which borders the Peak District National Park in the north west of England. As the world's leading producer of silk during the 19th century, its history can be seen in many areas, from the former mills that have now been renovated and given a new lease of life, to its beautiful canal, regularly used by holidaymakers. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to large cities, in peaceful surroundings with a rich cultural heritage, look no further than booking a hotel in Macclesfield.
Where is of interest for the business traveller?
With excellent rail links to major cities in the country, motorways servicing it in all directions and Manchester Airport a mere 15 minutes away, the town boasts fantastic transport connections whether you wish to travel by plane, train or car. Nearby is the Alderley Park Conference Centre, home to a great number of meeting rooms, conference halls and events, located in the heart of the beautiful English countryside. This area is also now the site of the BioHub Incubator, a world class bio and life sciences campus.
What can I see and do from my Macclesfield hotel?
Bordered by beautiful countryside, you can take advantage of the scenery by taking a walk in the Peak District, which is no more than 5 minutes away from the town centre. Make sure to stop at the Cat and Fiddle Inn, the second highest public house in England, located on the road between Macclesfield and Buxton. Macclesfield is also home to a number of stately homes, such as Gawsworth Hall, which hosts an annual Shakespeare festival during the summer months. Arguably the most well-known of these houses is Tatton Hall, which lies inside the Tatton Park estate. With a number of events throughout the year, its biggest show is the RHS Flower Show staged in July of every year. If, however, you do not have time to visit the countryside, the town centre itself is in easy reach from all Macclesfield hotels. After a long day you can try one of the public houses on the Macclesfield Real Ale Trail, where you can sample the locally brewed ale.