Guidebook for Bollington

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Guidebook for Bollington

Food Scene

Welcome to Bollington. We are spoilt for choice with regards to excellent restaurants, wine bars, cafes and pubs.
Lovely wine bar with great food.
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The Lime Tree Restaurant and Wine Bar
18-20 High St
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Lovely wine bar with great food.
Fantastic Indian restaurant - check our their Sunday Buffet!
Viceroy Indian Cuisine
22 Ingersley Rd
Fantastic Indian restaurant - check our their Sunday Buffet!
Great for full English breakfasts or simply a coffee and cake. Situated in The Clarence Mill, which itself is at the side of the canal, the cafe is a great starting/stopping off place for a walk along the canal.
Café Waterside Ltd
Great for full English breakfasts or simply a coffee and cake. Situated in The Clarence Mill, which itself is at the side of the canal, the cafe is a great starting/stopping off place for a walk along the canal.
Great place to chill out with coffee and cake.
The Green Bollington
15A High Street
Great place to chill out with coffee and cake.
For a local ingredients take on tapa this is the place to try.
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TAPA Small Plates & Wine Bar (Restaurant)
22 High St
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For a local ingredients take on tapa this is the place to try.
A 10 min walk away, serving locally brewed real ale and a lovely beer garden for summer evenings
The Poachers Inn
95 Ingersley Rd
A 10 min walk away, serving locally brewed real ale and a lovely beer garden for summer evenings
On your doorstep - literally! - this wonderful delicatessen is just across the road.
No 74 Delicatessen
74 Palmerston St
On your doorstep - literally! - this wonderful delicatessen is just across the road.
A 10 min walk takes you to The Vale with its own brewery- The Bollington Brewery Co. The food here is great and you can sit out in their beer garden and watch the local cricket match on a Sunday afternoon. They also do brewery tours for the real ale fans.
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Vale Inn
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A 10 min walk takes you to The Vale with its own brewery- The Bollington Brewery Co. The food here is great and you can sit out in their beer garden and watch the local cricket match on a Sunday afternoon. They also do brewery tours for the real ale fans.
A 20 minute stroll along the nearby canal towpath will bring you to The Windmill. After a refreshing drink in their lovely beer garden , or lunch if you’ve worked up an appetite, you can then amble back along the Middlewood Way - which used to be the railway line connecting Bollington to Marple.
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The Windmill
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A 20 minute stroll along the nearby canal towpath will bring you to The Windmill. After a refreshing drink in their lovely beer garden , or lunch if you’ve worked up an appetite, you can then amble back along the Middlewood Way - which used to be the railway line connecting Bollington to Marple.

Drinks & Nightlife

Our favourite local pub. Jayne, the landlady and her daughters always give a warm welcome.
The Cotton Tree
3-5 Ingersley Rd
Our favourite local pub. Jayne, the landlady and her daughters always give a warm welcome.
2 mins walk away - check out all the original wood panelling. Most Friday night they have live bands on. Good food too.
Holly Bush
75 Palmerston St
2 mins walk away - check out all the original wood panelling. Most Friday night they have live bands on. Good food too.

Essentials

Although The Glass House does not have a washing machine there is an excellent Dry Cleaners and Laundry across the road - 1 min walk away.
The Washing Well
84 Palmerston St
Although The Glass House does not have a washing machine there is an excellent Dry Cleaners and Laundry across the road - 1 min walk away.
At the top of Queen Street - a 30 seconds walk away - is our local bakers. Freshly baked bread, pies and pastries are available daily.
F Smith Bakery
40-42 Palmerston St
At the top of Queen Street - a 30 seconds walk away - is our local bakers. Freshly baked bread, pies and pastries are available daily.
Our local butcherd is a 30 seconds walk away. Supplying locally sourced produce Jeremy and his team will provide the best meat available.
J.J.J. Heathcote
39A Palmerston St
Our local butcherd is a 30 seconds walk away. Supplying locally sourced produce Jeremy and his team will provide the best meat available.
1 minute walk away. We are so lucky to have two fantastic bakeries on our doorstep.
The Village Bakery
80 Palmerston Street
1 minute walk away. We are so lucky to have two fantastic bakeries on our doorstep.
2 mins drive or 10 min walk away - our local supermarket.
Co-op Food - Bollington - Wellington Road
2 mins drive or 10 min walk away - our local supermarket.

Entertainment & Activities

5 mins walk - From comedy nights to jazz nights there is always something going on at The Arts Centre. Check out their website for possible events while you're here. (Currently still closed following restrictions)
Bollington Arts Centre
5 mins walk - From comedy nights to jazz nights there is always something going on at The Arts Centre. Check out their website for possible events while you're here. (Currently still closed following restrictions)
MADS is based in Macclesfield and put on some great productions. It’s well worth checking online to see what’s on during your visit.
MADS Theatre
MADS is based in Macclesfield and put on some great productions. It’s well worth checking online to see what’s on during your visit.
For three months every summer this Elizabethan manor house is transformed into a outdoor theatre. Picnic in the grounds on a sunny afternoon before seeing a show which takes place on the enclosed lawned area of the house. Guest performers have included Kt Tunstall, comedian Bill Bailey and a host of tribute bands. A truly wonderful way to spen a summers afternoon/evening. Gawsworth Hall is 20 mins drive away.
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Gawsworth Hall
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For three months every summer this Elizabethan manor house is transformed into a outdoor theatre. Picnic in the grounds on a sunny afternoon before seeing a show which takes place on the enclosed lawned area of the house. Guest performers have included Kt Tunstall, comedian Bill Bailey and a host of tribute bands. A truly wonderful way to spen a summers afternoon/evening. Gawsworth Hall is 20 mins drive away.
10 mins walk from the cottage Bollington Boats & Bikes have canal boats, canoes and vintage bikes for daily hire.
Bollington Boats and Bikes
10 mins walk from the cottage Bollington Boats & Bikes have canal boats, canoes and vintage bikes for daily hire.

Arts & Culture

We are so lucky to have a huge number of places to visit all within an hours drive away.
Where the famous Mr Darcy scene was filmed......
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National Trust - Lyme
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Where the famous Mr Darcy scene was filmed......
A great place to spend a day - lovely gardens and a fantastic insight into life in a mill. There is a good little restaurant there too. Quarry Bank is around 20 mins drive from Bollington.
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Quarry Bank
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A great place to spend a day - lovely gardens and a fantastic insight into life in a mill. There is a good little restaurant there too. Quarry Bank is around 20 mins drive from Bollington.
Located in the heart of Macclesfield Step back in time and see an old silk weaving loom at work. There are three sites to the centre as well as a cafe and local crafts on sale.
Heritage Center
Located in the heart of Macclesfield Step back in time and see an old silk weaving loom at work. There are three sites to the centre as well as a cafe and local crafts on sale.
About 30 minutes drive away but well worth the trip.
Jodrell Bank Observatory
About 30 minutes drive away but well worth the trip.
About 25 mins drive away , if you’re into NT properties this is a must! The history is fascinating and the building should not be missed.
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National Trust Little Moreton Hall
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About 25 mins drive away , if you’re into NT properties this is a must! The history is fascinating and the building should not be missed.
Just over an hours drive away and you step back in time .
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Crich Tramway Village
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Just over an hours drive away and you step back in time .
Setting off from Manchester you travel the length of the canal. It’s a fantastic day out with a bus ride home .
Manchester Ship Canal
Setting off from Manchester you travel the length of the canal. It’s a fantastic day out with a bus ride home .
Why not take a trip to Liverpool but with a twist. From Birkenhead you can get the Mersey Ferry and arrive in Liverpool a different way. You then have enough time to wander round the Albert Dock before catching the ferry back to collect your car.
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Why not take a trip to Liverpool but with a twist. From Birkenhead you can get the Mersey Ferry and arrive in Liverpool a different way. You then have enough time to wander round the Albert Dock before catching the ferry back to collect your car.
If you’re a football fan then this is the place to visit while you are in the area. Manchester is 20 mins on the train from Macclesfield and the museum is a further 15 min walk from Piccadilly station.
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National Football Museum
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If you’re a football fan then this is the place to visit while you are in the area. Manchester is 20 mins on the train from Macclesfield and the museum is a further 15 min walk from Piccadilly station.
If you like all things steam this will be a great day out for you. One of the largest collections of stationary steam and oil engines in the country with regular demonstrations.
Anson Engine Museum
If you like all things steam this will be a great day out for you. One of the largest collections of stationary steam and oil engines in the country with regular demonstrations.
Located in Stockport - about 20 mins drive a away. A different type of museum with interesting history.
Hat Works
Located in Stockport - about 20 mins drive a away. A different type of museum with interesting history.
About 40 minutes drive away Tatton Park makes a lovely day out.
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Tatton Park
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About 40 minutes drive away Tatton Park makes a lovely day out.
An hours drive brings you to historic Chatsworth House.
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Chatsworth House
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An hours drive brings you to historic Chatsworth House.

Local Artisan Markets

There are various monthly artisan markets held in the area.
The Treacle Market - held in Macclesfield on the last Sunday of every month is a brilliant place to find locally produced food and crafts.
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Treacle Market
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The Treacle Market - held in Macclesfield on the last Sunday of every month is a brilliant place to find locally produced food and crafts.
Taking place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. A place to see local crafts and local farmers produce.
Wilmslow Artisan Market
Taking place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. A place to see local crafts and local farmers produce.
The Market Hall and the surrounding area is the place to be in Stockport. On the 2nd Sunday of every month a vintage market takes place. If you’re into your vintage it’s amazing what you can pick up there.
Market Hall
The Market Hall and the surrounding area is the place to be in Stockport. On the 2nd Sunday of every month a vintage market takes place. If you’re into your vintage it’s amazing what you can pick up there.
If you want a momento of your stay in Bollington then the “Love Bollington Market” is the place to pick it up. Held on a monthly basis this market attracts a large variety of stall holders who are all locally based.
Market Place
If you want a momento of your stay in Bollington then the “Love Bollington Market” is the place to pick it up. Held on a monthly basis this market attracts a large variety of stall holders who are all locally based.

Sightseeing

If you’re feeling energetic take a walk up to White Nancy ( about 15 mins away) and get a wonderful panoramic view right over the Cheshire Plain.
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White Nancy
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If you’re feeling energetic take a walk up to White Nancy ( about 15 mins away) and get a wonderful panoramic view right over the Cheshire Plain.
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Upper Goyt Valley
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Just over 30 minutes drive away this is a wonderful place to visit.
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Biddulph Grange Garden
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Just over 30 minutes drive away this is a wonderful place to visit.