Stockport Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by Benson35
  • Things to Do
    by Benson35
  • Things to Do
    by Benson35

Stockport Highlights

  • Pro
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     Interesting,historic and friendly 

  • Con
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     The weather can be a little iffy. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Gardens, quaint houses, great bridges, local ales...a model for the NorthEast Atlantic dream 

Stockport Things to Do

  • Etherow Country Park (Compstall)

    Etherow Country Park is one of my favourite places to go. I've been on my own, with my family, with friends and have taken my cousin's.The park is what you make it. There is a lake which is the centre of the park where ducks and geese like to be. You can walk all of the way around it with a choice of trails (depending on how good you are with...

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  • Charming and unique

    To my knowledge this is the only hat works museum in England.It is interesting to see how Stockport got the name ,,the hatters``and how hard the people had to work.I loved the Victorian style machines and the hat collection.A charming place which is worth a visit.

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  • Children's play centre Zoom!

    If you're in Stockport and have children aged 0-12 years old. You may want to consider this play centre! Zoom is an indoor play area for children. They have sectioned-off areas for children of certain ages, for example, 0-1 year so they have their own space without the bigger children posing any kind of danger.There are climbing frames, ball pools,...

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  • Bramall Hall

    Originally held as two seperate manors, Bramall is one of the finest Black and White timber-framed buildings. A Manor House built in the local style, the framework is constructed with Oak timbers, joined with mortice and tenon joints and held together with Oak pegs. Either wattle and daub, or lath and plaster were used to fill in the spaces between...

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  • Tourist information centre

    Housed in this Hidtoric building,the centre provides a range of services to visitors and residents.Once inside,there is a view of the excavated cobbled floor and an intriguing glimpse of a blocked doorway.Stockport story museum is part of the newest heritage attraction in the town centre.It tells the story of Stockport from prehistoric times to the...

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  • Staircase House

    This is a rare survival of a mediaeval merchant's town house,parts of which date back to 1460.The building also houses a 17th century cage newel design staircase,a mediaeval cruck framed hall and 17th and 18th century oak panelling.The building suffered fire damage in 1995 and remained vacant until its restoration in 2004.Staircase House is Grade...

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Stockport Restaurants

  • Good curry in Heaton Moor!

    A group of 8 of us went to the Kushoom Koly last night (6th May 2012). We didn't know there was a special offer on Sundays of a buffet. All but one of us (the steak & chips man - my Dad!) decided to try the buffet.It was small, but there were three starters to choose from plus salad. Then the expected rice and naan bread. The choice of main courses...

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  • Friendly Locals

    The first mention of The Bulls Head is in the 1730's, however the current building was built in the 19th Century. Prior to the construction of the Market Hall in 1861, orators such as Richard Cobden M.P. for Stockport in 1841, spoke from the first floor window to crowds below in the Market Place.We called in here for a drink after a wander round...

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  • Local grub

    This building was first mentioned in 1805,it has also been known as the Gladstone.The pub is named after the patron saint of wool workers.The Catholic or Irish riots started here in 1852,when a man was killed,100 people wre arrested and St.Peter's church on St.Petersgate was badly damaged.Nowadays the pub serves fine food and ales.

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Stockport Nightlife

  • Nice Pub

    This nice pub opposite the Church and near to the market is a great place to go for a drink. They do not do food or at least they did not when we called in.

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  • PANTO

    I adore PANTO. The recipe is fairly basic - there should be an old story acted out, the genders of the leads should be reversed, the audience is encouraged to participate. The children have a blast participating as noisy helpers to a persued hero with a shout "He's right behind you!" (a by-phrase for PANTO) The humor is for adults, too - things...

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  • Noisy Lively Pub for Young Folks

    The real power of this pub comes out in it's karaoke night - songs so heartfelt in their presentation that the key ceases to matter... A bare midriff will make you feel more at home. A tracksuit won't get you kicked out, either.

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Stockport Transportation

  • Metro

    Too sexy. Fat chairs (sometimes with tables), rarely overcrowded, mind-your-own-business people, smooth sailing - get over it. Metro is hands-down the way to travel to Manchester from anywhere you can catch it from.

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  • Metro

    It doesn't go anywhere near Stockport unfortunetly. It was going to in 2000 when the government slashed all the funding so now it doesn't.The rail staion has a platform for it I suspect platofrm 0 now used for trains. but the nearest metro stop is 10miles+ away in Altrincham.So the question is can you remove the exisiting Metro post that suggests...

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  • My favorite - The Bus

    Clean, colorful, cozy - you can climb to the second floor (if you got one like that) and sit right in front for great photos and riding...

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Stockport Shopping

  • Everything you need in one place & it's...

    *under construction*Mersey Way has clothes shops such as Marks & Spencer, BHS, Monsoon, New Look, Next, Debenhams and Primark. There's a good amount of shoe shops (my fave!!), music shops, electronic shops, beauty shops, and £1 shops.

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  • All you want

    Stockport market is an ancient market dating back to the 15th centuary. stalls are housed in and around the Market Hall which is one of the only remaining traditional street markets in the North West.

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  • For the ladies (or me shopping for them)

    Lovely women, scented candle and potpourri smells, crafts, rose trees... step into here of the A6 and you found Eden. Great place when you need to find a gift that will make any woman feel like you are actually a thoughtful man.Flower arranging is also available as a service here...Congratulations to Kerry, who just had little girl! Grab anything...

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Stockport Local Customs

  • Bell Ringing - Call to Prayer

    Call to prayer in England: A bell rings* from a big communal building called a church - now, if it is noon (and Sunday) you can duck into the church and participate in church services.** Like that sound? Me too.It is sweet, isn't it? Makes you think a bit.Hm. Enjoy a vestige from a more religiously minded England's past. * Could also be marking the...

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  • Pets or People - A Question of...

    Just an early observation - people seem to form deeper bonds with their pets than with other people. Open for revision.

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  • Let them know you dig their Garden, baby

    Gardens are a state of soul in England, and no less in Stockport. The blue collar feel to a great deal of this town doesn't cancel out the love of gardening, which is found everywhere. You can use garden compliments as good icebreakers.(and let's not forget that about fifty percent of Stockport is greenspace...)

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Stockport Tourist Traps

  • Life on Mars

    BBC filmed 'Life on Mars' in and around the Area. The outside of their police station is our new town hall (the building Sam jumped off) and Luigi Motors in Disley was the car showroom they used when they were planting a microphone to listen in on a suspect. Do take pictures of the new town hall, but don't bug the guys at Luigi motors too much as...

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  • Tourist Trap?

    They have a team of monkeys in tracksuits working around the clock on this one at the Dog and Partridge. So far... nothing.No, I think you will find Stockport to be honest and wonderfully unpretentious as well as free of tourist traps.

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Stockport What to Pack

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    by JamalMorelli Written Sep 29, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Everything can get soaked in seconds if you aren't prepared - and if there is no storefront or overhang in sight, then you are screwed.
    Bring things that will keep you dry, warm, and happy.

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Stockport Off The Beaten Path

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    Catching my reflection...Cinema Stockport 4 more images

    by JamalMorelli Written Sep 26, 2006

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    Coming from Morocco or even the French Quarter where the fronts of our houses don't reveal what is in them - get ready for an exciting turn... wide open windows with people doing various activities behind them. Wander around for the big show - if it wasn't meant for you the curtains would be closed.

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Stockport Sports & Outdoors

  • Pitch and Putt @ Bruntwood Park

    This pitch and putt course is 18 holes and is a bit of fun. It is based in a public park which makes it very informal and also very good value. It is very well kept for a public course.It is based on the edge of town in Cheadle just opposite the big Sainsbury's and John Lewis, but it is a good afternoon's fun, I would highly recommend giving it a...

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  • Running Cherry Tree Lane

    If you are coming from a deadly hot climate (like Fes) you will be pleased to take advantage of going out for a good long run - check out the Tudor houses, the tight little gardens, cafes along Buxton - most of all, breath in that cool air.

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  • Ninjas and Vicars at St Saviors Church...

    You teach another to turn the other cheek and then - whack! SUCKER! The cheek comes off with a tiger kick/crane pecky combo.Saint Savior's church hall on Gladstone Street has it all. A 24 Vicar on call and an internationally known combat instructor and his team in a "friendly atmosphere" Bring it on, Savior. B.A and loose clothes.

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Stockport Favorites

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    Bramall Hall

    by Ines28 Updated Sep 19, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I haven't certainly seen everything in Stockport, but Bramall Hall seems to be the most beautiful place to visit.
    Just a few tips about the Park:
    there are also toilet facilities, the car park is a pay and display and there is a childrens play area, with slides, swings etc. You can also visit the shop without paying the entrance fee, they have some nice souvenirs but are quite expensive.

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