Steep cobbled streets, a handsome Market Place, medieval thoroughfares, mills, museums and a fascinating collection of churches all play their part in the story of Historic Macclesfield.
The town’s rugged charm springs from its historic character as a centre of silk weaving and design, of non-conformism, of independence – against an ever-present backdrop of the beautiful Peak District hills. And whether it’s in the Market Place or tucked away amid the streets of weavers’ cottages, you will always find something going on in Macclesfield - a monthly Sunday market… an annual arts festival… regular concerts in the handsome Heritage Centre… a thriving little independent cinema… themed guided walks… its own opera company… an award-winning brass band… little art galleries… traditional pubs… its own breweries… and even its own ice-cream makers…. all Made in Macclesfield.
In 2011 Macclesfield celebrates the 750th anniversary of the town being granted its charter. Read all about the events planned to mark this historic event.
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