Something for Everyone
Whether you enjoy a quiet stroll or something a little more strenuous, there are plenty of ways to spend time in Altrincham.
For the more energetic amogst us, Altrincham leisure centre is equipped with facilities for all maner of different sporting activity, from a well equipped fitness centre to a purpose built climbing wall. I opted for taking salsa classes on Tuesday's afternoons.
Welcome to Altrincham
Altrincham is an intriguing combination of a modern compact shopping centre and traditional market town, sprinkled with a fine selection of specialist shops and eateries that give it a vibrant spirit so often absent from modern town life.
Add to this its numerous leisure facilities and places of historical interest and you have a town centre with something extra to offer.
The area is linked to Greater Manchester by the fast and efficient Metrolink system and enjoy excellent car parking facilities. With so much variety, accessibility and atmosphere, you're sure to find Altrincham to your liking.
Altrincham's accessibility makes it a popular choice with day visitors and shoppers from all over the UK.
"The birth of a market town"
Altrincham began to take shape as a town in 1290, during the reign of Edward I. A Royal Charter was sealed, allowing the lord of Altrincham, Hamo de Masci, to hold a market and fair. This was followed by Hamo's own charter, creating Altrincham a market borough.
The market and fair were held in the Old Market Place, where today, you can find replicas of the original market cross, stocks and whipping post and historic buildings that once were an important part of the local community.