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Top 10 Must-Dos In And Around Enchanting Stockport, UK

Top 10 Must-Dos In And Around Enchanting Stockport, UK
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A romantic old town hidden in the southeast of Greater Manchester, Stockport has many engaging activities for everyone from history buffs to adrenaline junkies and even the kiddos in tow. Look no further for a comprehensive list of entertainment and fun in and around Stockport, UK!

1. Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Explore this labyrinth of tunnels and experience life as it was during 1940s war-time Britain, and find out how these tunnels built in 1939 were able to provide shelter for up to 6,500 people at a time of distress. Opened from 1 pm - 5 pm daily (closed on Mondays, opened from 10 am on Saturday, and 11 am on Sunday and bank holidays), there is plenty of time for you to explore and wander around the original tunnels and learn about authentic stories of locals who have experienced the war.

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Address: 61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, UK

Opening Hours: 1 pm - 5 pm on Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 am - 5 pm on Saturdays, 11 am - 5 pm on Sundays and bank holidays. Closed on Mondays.

Admission: Approx. 5GBP per adult (6.50 USD) and 2.75 GBP (4.90 USD) per student or senior (60+) with concession. Children under 16 traveling with a paying adult gets free admission. Visitors to various sites may consider the Multi Site Pass, which covers the admission for Air Raid Shelters, Bramall Hall & Staircase House: approx. 13 GBP per adult (17 USD) and 10 GBP per child (13.20 USD). The Multi Site Pass is not time limited and may be used during the normal operating hours of each venue. However, it cannot be used for entry into special events at the venues.

Website: Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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2. Bramall Hall

A beautifully restored Tudor Manor house that is dated back to the Middle Ages, Bramall Hall represents over a thousand years of history and it is definitely the place to visit to learn more about the vicinity and its culture. Check out the magnificent architecture, the vintage 16th century wall paintings, and also, the rich history of its previous occupants. While you are there, enjoy the fresh crisp air around while you bask in the atmosphere.

Bramall Hall, Stockport

Address: Bramhall Park, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 3NX

Opening Hours: 1 pm - 5 pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays, 1 pm - 4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 1 pm - 5 pm on Sundays and 11 am - 5 pm on bank holidays. Closed on Mondays.

Admission: Approx. 5 GBP per adult (6.50 USD) and 2.75 GBP (4.90 USD) per student or senior (60+) with concession. Children under 16 traveling with a paying adult gets free admission. Visitors to various sites may consider the Multi Site Pass which covers the admission for Air Raid Shelters, Bramall Hall & Staircase House: approx. 13 GBP per adult (17 USD) and 10 GBP per child (13.20 USD). The Multi Site Pass is not time limited and may be used during the normal operating hours of each venue. However, it cannot be used for entry into special events at the venues.

Website: Bramall Hall

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3. Staircase House

Staircase House, Market Place

Well-known for its rare Jacobean cage-newel staircase which is one of the three surviving ones in the country, find out more about the 15th to 20th centuries in this restored period house which is rumored to be haunted (perhaps by its previous occupants), and how it was restored after a devastating fire. Pop by to the nearby Blackshaw’s Cafe for a local treat after the tour to wrap up the trip!

Staircase House

Address: 30/31 Market Pl, Stockport SK1 1ES, UK

Opening Hours: 1 pm - 5 pm on Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 am - 5 pm on Saturdays and 11 am - 5 pm on Sundays and bank holidays. Closed on Mondays. Last admission is at 1 hour and 15 minutes before closing.

Admission: Approx. 5 GBP per adult (6.50 USD) and 2.75 GBP (4.90 USD) per student or senior (60+) with concession. Children under 16 traveling with a paying adult gets free admission. Visitors to various sites may consider the Multi Site Pass which covers the admission for Air Raid Shelters, Bramall Hall & Staircase House: approx. 13 GBP per adult (17 USD) and 10 GBP per child (13.20 USD). The Multi Site Pass is not time limited and may be used during the normal operating hours of each venue. However, it cannot be used for entry into special events at the venues.

Website: Staircase House

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4. Robinsons Brewery Experience

Learn more about the careful selection of ingredients and brewing process of the many award-winning beers, and immense yourself in the 180-year-old heritage of beer brewing led by experienced guides. You’ll also get to sample some of their world-renowned beers and get unique souvenirs at their special gift shop. For the true-blue beer lovers, you can get a “golden ticket”, which includes the tour, a gift set of your choice and two pints of their freshly-brewed beers at their characteristic Unicorn Bar. As a special treat to visitors, look forward to visiting their Shire horses Hopnik, Wizard, and Bobek who are also around as representations of this heritage brewery.

Robinsons Brewery Tour

Address: Apsley St, Manchester SK1 1JJ, UK

Opening Hours: 9 am - 5 pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 9 am - 6 pm on Fridays, 10:30 am - 6 pm on Saturdays and 10:30 am - 4 pm on Sundays. Closed on bank holidays, Christmas Day (25th December), Boxing Day (26th December) and New Year’s Day (1st January).

Tour Times: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays; 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on Sundays. Large group tours available upon request. Not available on bank holidays, Christmas Day (25th December), Boxing Day (26th December) and New Year’s Day (1st January).

Tour prices: approx. 9.95 GBP per adult (13 USD per adult), 5.95 GBP per child (8 USD per child). Special rate of approx. 25 GBP for a family unit (2 adults, 2 children) (33 USD) and 8.95 GBP per person for students and seniors (12 USD). A “Golden Ticket” costs approx. 24.95 GBP each (33 USD each) which includes the tour, a gift set of your choice and 2 pints/ 6 of 1/3 pints of their beers

Website: Robinsons Brewery Tour

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5. Etherow Country Park

One of England’s first country parks with vast spaces to enjoy nature at its finest, Etherow Country Park is one of the most widely visited parks in Stockport and offers visitors a close-up experience with a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The park itself is home to over 200 different species of plants and more than 100 species of birds. Perfect for a idyllic day out, there are also facilities for other various activities within the park like sailing and motor-boating. Nature walk guides are also available online to give you an idea of the park and the various areas to visit.

Etherow Country Park

Address: George St, Romiley, Stockport SK6 5JD, UK

Website: Etherow Country Park

Self-Guided Walking Guide: Nature Walk Guide

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6. Reddish Vale Country Park

Get up close and personal with a wide range of wildlife birds while enjoying a picnic or a picturesque walk along the River Tame in Reddish Vale Country Park, and keep an eye out for unique birds like the kingfishers or sand martins that call the park home. Wander along the many paths and trails, and bask in the wonder that is nature in this local reserve, and experience for yourself why the Reddish Vale is such a favorite place to hang out among the locals.

Reddish Vale Country Park

Address: Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE, UK

Website: Reddish Vale Country Park

Self-Guided Walking Guide: Nature Walk Guide

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7. The Plaza Cinema

A Grade II listed building with historical and cultural significance, the Plaza holds fascinating heritage and is a testament to its patrons who are dedicated to preserving the performing arts. Catch a play at this vintage 85-year-old theatre and soak in the charming atmosphere of the Art Deco style that themes the building. While you are there, check out the original Compton Theatre Organ; the one at The Plaza is the only one decorated with sunburst decorative glass panels.

The Plaza Cinema, Stockport

Address: The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1SP, UK

Operating Hours & Ticket Prices: Various operating hours & ticket prices for different shows and times. Please check out their full calendar for shows available and ticket costs.

Website: The Plaza Cinema

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8. Manchester City Football Club Experience

Huge fan of the sport, or always curious as to what a world-class stadium looks like? Then a visit to Etihad Stadium is a definite must! Explore and tour the whole of the stadium from the Director’s Seating, the pitch-side as well as the dressing room, and learn all about the history and heritage of the famous Manchester City Football Club, and score some unique memorabilia at the gift shop! Better yet, come on a Premier League match day and feel the hype and drama of a Premier League game to truly understand how it is the most popular sports league in the world.

The Manchester City Stadium Tour

Address: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, UK

Operating Hours:Daily tours start from 10:30 am, with the last tour at 3:30 pm. Interested visitors are advised to purchase tickets online for their preferred date and time slot at their ticketing website

Admission: Prices start from 17.50 GBP per adult (approx. 23 USD per adult) and 11 GBP per child (approx. 15 USD per child)

Website: Experience Manchester City

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9. National Cycling Centre

Riders on the track at Manchester Velodrome, during the Revolution 22 event

The National Cycle Centre is just the spot for a fun day out for both avid cyclists as well as beginners. Try out the one and only indoor BMX track in the United Kingdom, and Mountain Bike trails with 4 different skill levels, and for those looking to level up in your bike skills, there is also a BMX Skills Zone featuring a pump track and plenty of technical Trail features. Check out the magnificent Velodrome while you are there, and for those not into cycling, there are other other sports activities like yoga and badminton for an exhilarating fun day out for the whole family!

National Cycling Centre

Address: Stuart St, Manchester M11 4DQ, UK

Opening Hours: 8 am - 9 pm daily (with various starting times for different activities; for more information, check out their timetable

Website: National Cycling Centre

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10. Manchester Museum

This UK’s leading university museum holds galleries full of treasures of many cultures, and the unique part is that you get to touch the artifacts and learn more about them up close and personal at the handling tables. Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm (closed on 24th - 26th December and 1st January) even on weekends and bank holidays and free entry for all, there is no excuse to give this fascinating museum a miss.

The University of Manchester Manchester Museum

Address: The University Of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Opening Hours: 10 am - 5 pm daily (except 24th - 26th December & 1st January)

Admission: Free!

Website: Manchester Museum

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Psyched to visit?

All psyched to visit this historic folksy town which has plenty to offer? Be it fast-paced activities to get the adrenaline pumping or a chance to revisit history and experience it first-hand, Stockport certainly has many various entertainment options for everyone. Visit this unbelievable place to experience it all for yourself!

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