The park is situated on the historic boundry of Ashton under Lyne and Stalybridge,this also being the boundry of Lancashire and Cheshire.The park was opened in 1873 after years of debate about its location and cost.The park was a lot smaller than it is today with lots of land being added over the decades as well as numerous sculptures and monuments.
There are several footpaths in the park,a large playground for children,bowling green,botanical house and playing fields.Across the road is a large boating lake which is also part of the park and in the summer its possible to take boat rides around the lake.The park is undergoing serious re-construction at the moment with lots of building and landscaping work going on.Work began in summer 2011 and is likely to continue through most of 2012.
The park is open 8am till 8pm when the gates are locked.
The memorial gardens in Stalybridge line both sides of Trinity st.near the Victoria Bridge.The walls have the names of the soldiers who died in both World Wars,there are pretty flower beds on each side and a few benches to sit and reflect.Lion's statues are on both ends of the Bridge.
In 1867 The Victoria Bridge on Trinity st. was built in celebration of Queen Victoria.The design of the bridge is typical of this era.The River Tame flows under the Bridge and the Bridge stands next to the Stalybridge War memorial.The designers were Henry Bayley and son and the bridge was made at the Albion Iron Works in Miles Platting,Manchester.
Holy Trinity church is a lively Anglecan Church in the centre of town serving the local district.The Church is a Grade 2 listed building,there is a cafe inside and all are welcome to the services on sunday at 10.00am.
Stalybridge country Park is situated just a few minutes drive from the town centre.It is a wooded area stretching as far to Mill grove and includes a path alongside the canal as well as other walkways to stroll along and see wild flowers and trees of all descriptions,the park is popular with ramblers,cyclists and joggers and a perfect place to ride your horse or walk your dog.There is a large car park and entry is free.
This is an interesting one : Get the train into stalybridge station, have a drink in the buffet bar
Walk down the hill have a beer in the Q Bar, then in Bar liquid, then in Firefly, then in Riffifi, then in Pavillion, the Fleece, Pad, the bridge inn, the whitehouse, sharkeys bar.
Walk up the road and round the corner to H2O bar, blanca, viva and finally to Wetherspoons. Then if you are p***ed enough you could always go in the stop and rest (just for a laugh) then if your beer goggles are firmly in place go and try to pull in Sinclairs ~ It shouldn't be too difficult as everyone in there is desperate.
one of the last remaining bars on a station platform,real ales a speciality.real boozers like a few in the station bar ,hop on the train to huddersfield 30 mins away,get bladdered in yorkshire then back to staly vegas to finish off.they call it 'brief encounter'.try the schnieder weiss beer ,luvly.
You did purchase a return train ticket didn't you? - use it as soon as possible to escape...
If you're in a car, just keep on driving...