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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
By Train - Stockport has a large railway station.  It lies on the ''West Coast Main Line'', with trains travelling from [[Aberdeen]] and [[Edinburgh]] to [[Cornwall]].  It is also served by regular trains to [[London]] and [[Birmingham (England)|Birmingham]], as well as less frequent trains to [[Shrewsbury_(Shropshire)|Shrewsbury]], [[Cardiff]] and [[North Wales]].  Local trains link Stockport with [[Manchester]] and [[Macclesfield]]
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By Train - Stockport has a large railway station.  It lies on the West Coast Main Line, with trains travelling from [[Aberdeen]] and [[Edinburgh]] to [[Cornwall]].  It is also served by regular trains to [[London]] and [[Birmingham (England)|Birmingham]], as well as less frequent trains to [[Shrewsbury_(Shropshire)|Shrewsbury]], [[Cardiff]] and [[North Wales]].  Local trains link Stockport with [[Manchester]] and [[Macclesfield]].
  
 
By Car - Stockport is linked to the main motorway network of Britain, lying on the M60.
 
By Car - Stockport is linked to the main motorway network of Britain, lying on the M60.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
On the A6 and it atr 2 entry points to the M60, the Manchester orbital motorway. It is within 7 mi of Manchester International airport.
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Stockport is on the A6 and it has 2 entry points to the M60, the Manchester orbital motorway. It is within 7 miles of Manchester International airport.
  
 
There is a good bus network and the main train station is on the Main West Coast Line (around 2 h 5 min to London, 10 min to Manchester).
 
There is a good bus network and the main train station is on the Main West Coast Line (around 2 h 5 min to London, 10 min to Manchester).
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==See==
 
==See==
  
*'''The Plaza'''. This lovingly restored 1930's cinema shows films and hosts theatre productions. The Christmas pantomime is one of the best in the region. You are welcome to look around or visit the authentic 1930's tearoom on the first floor with views out onto Mersey Square.
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*'''The Plaza'''. This lovingly restored 1930s cinema shows films and hosts theatre productions. The Christmas pantomime is one of the best in the region. You are welcome to look around or visit the authentic 1930s tearoom on the first floor with views out onto Mersey Square.
  
 
*'''Sale Sharks Rugby Club'''
 
*'''Sale Sharks Rugby Club'''
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*'''Stockport Town Hall'''
 
*'''Stockport Town Hall'''
  
*'''Stockport Viaduct@''' - over eleven million bricks were used to build what was then the largest viaduct in the world. It is still hugely imposing and dominates the western edge of the town centre, and is a must for lovers of Victorian/railway architecture.
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*'''Stockport Viaduct''' - over eleven million bricks were used to build what was then the largest viaduct in the world. It is still hugely imposing and dominates the western edge of the town centre, and is a must for lovers of Victorian/railway architecture.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
McDonalds (x2), Burger King (x2) and Pizza Hut to name but a few. There is the fabulous History Cafe on Princes Street though. If you do go then pop upstairs to eat, it looks like a the living room of a 1950's decadent musician.
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McDonalds (x2), Burger King (x2) and Pizza Hut to name but a few. There is the fabulous History Cafe on Princes Street though. If you do go, pop upstairs to eat: it looks like a the living room of a 1950s decadent musician.
  
 
===Takeaway===
 
===Takeaway===
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*<drink name="Bamford Arms" alt="" address="Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A [http://www.beefeater.co.uk Beefeater] Pub Restaurant located in the leafy suburb of Heaviley, around a mile south of Stockport town centre</drink>
 
*<drink name="Bamford Arms" alt="" address="Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A [http://www.beefeater.co.uk Beefeater] Pub Restaurant located in the leafy suburb of Heaviley, around a mile south of Stockport town centre</drink>
The local brewery, Robinsons, are the major supplier to most of the areas pubs , although other Manchester breweries and micro breweries are well represented. There are some 250 pubs and bars within the metropolitan borough of stockport.
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The local brewery, Robinsons, are the major supplier to most of the area's pub , although other Manchester breweries and micro breweries are well represented. There are some 250 pubs and bars within the metropolitan borough of Stockport.
  
The UK real organisation CAMRA ( campaign for real ales ) features many Stockport pubs in its guide as well a record number (5) of pubs that it has on its National Inventory of Historic Pubs. Stockport is very appealing to fearless beer/pub architecture enthusiasts (go armed) in the wider area, with far more pubs than most towns of its size. A few of the best appear below;
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The UK real organisation CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ales) features many Stockport pubs in its guide as well a record number (5) of pubs on its National Inventory of Historic Pubs. Stockport is very appealing to fearless beer/pub architecture enthusiasts in the wider area, with far more pubs than most towns of its size. A few of the best appear below.
  
*'''The Park Inn''', New Bridge Lane, Portwood, [http://www.theparkstockport.com]. A friendly local community pub that offers real ale , plenty of entertainment, food served Lunch & Evening, and a jukebox with music that spans seven decades which is absolutely FREE at all times. Take a virtual tour at their website!
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*'''The Park Inn''', New Bridge Lane, Portwood, [http://www.theparkstockport.com]. A friendly local community pub that offers real ale , plenty of entertainment, food served lunchtimes and evenings, and a jukebox with music that spans seven decades which is absolutely FREE at all times. Take a virtual tour at their website!
  
*'''Arden Arms''', Millgate, [http://www.arden-arms.co.uk]. A pub which was runner up in the CAMRA 2005 national pub awards. Excellent food atlunchtimes and weekends, good beer and reasonable wines.  
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*'''Arden Arms''', Millgate, [http://www.arden-arms.co.uk]. A runner-up in the CAMRA 2005 national pub awards. Excellent food at lunchtimes and weekends, good beer and reasonable wines.  
  
*'''The Olde Vic''', Chatham Street, Edgely, [http://www.mypubguide.com/dne/app10/pages/pub/pub-16392-olde%20vic.aspx]. Close to the rear entrance of Stockport Station thsi rather decrepit looking pub is one of the most successful free houses in the area offering a minimum of 5 different beers from small independent breweries around the UK. The owner , an ex policeman , operates a no sewearing and bad behaviour policy and offers a warm welcome to all in his eclectic and quirky pub.  
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*'''The Olde Vic''', Chatham Street, Edgeley, [http://www.mypubguide.com/dne/app10/pages/pub/pub-16392-olde%20vic.aspx]. Close to the rear entrance of Stockport Station, this rather decrepit-looking pub is one of the most successful free houses in the area, offering a minimum of 5 different beers from small independent breweries around the UK. The owner, an ex-policema , operates a no sewearing and bad behaviour policy and offers a warm welcome to all in his eclectic and quirky pub.  
  
*'''Porter's Railway''', Portwood (''just east of town centre''), [http://www.mypubguide.com/dne/app10/pages/pub/pub-18285-railway.aspx].  This pub is often threateend by demolition but still survives at the time of writing. It's character and sheer range of ales is rivalled by few.  
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*'''Porter's Railway''', Portwood (''just east of town centre''), [http://www.mypubguide.com/dne/app10/pages/pub/pub-18285-railway.aspx].  This pub is often threateend by demolition but still survives at the time of writing. Its character and sheer range of ales is rivalled by few.  
  
 
*'''Crown''', [http://www.mypubguide.com/dne/app10/pages/pub/pub-6606-crown.aspx]. Nestled  beneath the viaduct, this characterful little boozer has long attracted beer enthusiasts due to its wide range of ales, cosy interior and spectacular location.
 
*'''Crown''', [http://www.mypubguide.com/dne/app10/pages/pub/pub-6606-crown.aspx]. Nestled  beneath the viaduct, this characterful little boozer has long attracted beer enthusiasts due to its wide range of ales, cosy interior and spectacular location.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Limited hotels in the centre of Stockport
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Limited hotels in the centre of Stockport.
  
*'''The Alma Lodge''' A6 1 mile south of the centre: Tel: 0161 483 4421
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*'''The Alma Lodge''' A6 1 mile south of the centre. Tel: 0161 483 4421
  
*'''Acton Court'''  A6 1 mile south of the centre: Tel: 0161 483 6172
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*'''Acton Court'''  A6 1 mile south of the centre. Tel: 0161 483 6172
  
*'''Premier Travel Inn Stockport South''' A6 1 mile south of the centre Tel: 08701 977 242
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*'''Premier Travel Inn Stockport South''' A6 1 mile south of the centre. Tel: 08701 977 242
  
*'''Premier Travel Inn Stockport East''' Churchgate, close to central Stockport Tel: 0870 990 6544
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*'''Premier Travel Inn Stockport East''' Churchgate, close to central Stockport. Tel: 0870 990 6544
  
*'''Davenport Park Hotel''' A6 1.5 Miles south of centre Tel: 0161 483 9421
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*'''Davenport Park Hotel''' A6 1.5 miles south of centre. Tel: 0161 483 9421
  
*'''Britannia Hotel Stockport''' Dialstone Lane, Offerton (off A626 or A6) Tel: 0161 930 1000  
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*'''Britannia Hotel Stockport''' Dialstone Lane, Offerton (off A626 or A6). Tel: 0161 930 1000  
  
*'''Bredbury Hall Hotel and Country Club''' Osbourne Street, Bredbury (2 Miles East of Centre) Tel: 0870 765 3956
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*'''Bredbury Hall Hotel and Country Club''' Osbourne Street, Bredbury (2 miles east of town centre). Tel: 0870 765 3956
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 13:31, 16 January 2011

Stockport is a borough in the south east of Greater Manchester. It was formerly famous as the centre of the hat-making industry.

Get in

By Train - Stockport has a large railway station. It lies on the West Coast Main Line, with trains travelling from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to Cornwall. It is also served by regular trains to London and Birmingham, as well as less frequent trains to Shrewsbury, Cardiff and North Wales. Local trains link Stockport with Manchester and Macclesfield.

By Car - Stockport is linked to the main motorway network of Britain, lying on the M60.

Get around

Stockport is on the A6 and it has 2 entry points to the M60, the Manchester orbital motorway. It is within 7 miles of Manchester International airport.

There is a good bus network and the main train station is on the Main West Coast Line (around 2 h 5 min to London, 10 min to Manchester).

See

  • The Plaza. This lovingly restored 1930s cinema shows films and hosts theatre productions. The Christmas pantomime is one of the best in the region. You are welcome to look around or visit the authentic 1930s tearoom on the first floor with views out onto Mersey Square.
  • Sale Sharks Rugby Club
  • Hat Museum
  • Bramhall Park and Bramall Hall
  • Staircase House and Stockport Story Museum
  • Vernon Park and Stockport Museum
  • Stockport County Football Club
  • Reddish Vale Country Park
  • Stockport Town Hall
  • Stockport Viaduct - over eleven million bricks were used to build what was then the largest viaduct in the world. It is still hugely imposing and dominates the western edge of the town centre, and is a must for lovers of Victorian/railway architecture.

Eat

McDonalds (x2), Burger King (x2) and Pizza Hut to name but a few. There is the fabulous History Cafe on Princes Street though. If you do go, pop upstairs to eat: it looks like a the living room of a 1950s decadent musician.

Takeaway

  • Takeaways for Delivery, [1]. Awesome tool, with an increasing number of places you can order from!
  • Last Monsoon, [2]. If you're looking for a nice Indian meal, delivered to your door right in Stockport, this is for you!

Drink

  • Bamford Arms, Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport. A Beefeater Pub Restaurant located in the leafy suburb of Heaviley, around a mile south of Stockport town centre

The local brewery, Robinsons, are the major supplier to most of the area's pub , although other Manchester breweries and micro breweries are well represented. There are some 250 pubs and bars within the metropolitan borough of Stockport.

The UK real organisation CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ales) features many Stockport pubs in its guide as well a record number (5) of pubs on its National Inventory of Historic Pubs. Stockport is very appealing to fearless beer/pub architecture enthusiasts in the wider area, with far more pubs than most towns of its size. A few of the best appear below.

  • The Park Inn, New Bridge Lane, Portwood, [3]. A friendly local community pub that offers real ale , plenty of entertainment, food served lunchtimes and evenings, and a jukebox with music that spans seven decades which is absolutely FREE at all times. Take a virtual tour at their website!
  • Arden Arms, Millgate, [4]. A runner-up in the CAMRA 2005 national pub awards. Excellent food at lunchtimes and weekends, good beer and reasonable wines.
  • The Olde Vic, Chatham Street, Edgeley, [5]. Close to the rear entrance of Stockport Station, this rather decrepit-looking pub is one of the most successful free houses in the area, offering a minimum of 5 different beers from small independent breweries around the UK. The owner, an ex-policema , operates a no sewearing and bad behaviour policy and offers a warm welcome to all in his eclectic and quirky pub.
  • Porter's Railway, Portwood (just east of town centre), [6]. This pub is often threateend by demolition but still survives at the time of writing. Its character and sheer range of ales is rivalled by few.
  • Crown, [7]. Nestled beneath the viaduct, this characterful little boozer has long attracted beer enthusiasts due to its wide range of ales, cosy interior and spectacular location.

Sleep

Limited hotels in the centre of Stockport.

  • The Alma Lodge A6 1 mile south of the centre. Tel: 0161 483 4421
  • Acton Court A6 1 mile south of the centre. Tel: 0161 483 6172
  • Premier Travel Inn Stockport South A6 1 mile south of the centre. Tel: 08701 977 242
  • Premier Travel Inn Stockport East Churchgate, close to central Stockport. Tel: 0870 990 6544
  • Davenport Park Hotel A6 1.5 miles south of centre. Tel: 0161 483 9421
  • Britannia Hotel Stockport Dialstone Lane, Offerton (off A626 or A6). Tel: 0161 930 1000
  • Bredbury Hall Hotel and Country Club Osbourne Street, Bredbury (2 miles east of town centre). Tel: 0870 765 3956

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