Located in Greater Manchester, Stockport is a big town standing between the metropolitan Manchester, the beautiful Derbyshire and Cheshire plains. Stockport has an old world charm and a rich history behind it. Take cheap flights to Stockport to witness exactly these. You do not need to worry about accommodation as there are several quality hotels in Stockport to accommodate you and your family.
When you are in Stockport, do not miss visiting The Plaza Cinema which was built in the 1930s. Today a Grade II building, it was formerly a bingo hall, which was later restored as a theatre used for staging live shows and showing classic films.
Bramall Hall is a Tudor manor house, framed by timber. The oldest parts of the building date back to almost 14th century while its newer parts belong to the 16th and 19th centuries. This manor, today, functions as a museum and the large expanse of 70 acres as a parkland adorned with woodland, lakes, gardens, open grass areas, bowling green, a café etc. The house has great halls, galleries, courtyards, billiards room, ballroom, Chapel Room, Withdrawing Room, bedrooms, kitchen, butler’s pantry, scullery and store rooms.
Another museum you should visit is the Hat Works. Inaugurated in 2000, it is a Grade II listed building.
If you are crazy about football, take cheap flights to Stockport to visit the Edgeley Park, a famous stadium and home to Stockport County, which was also shared by Sale Sharks rugby team. This all-seater stadium has a capacity of 10, 900.
A site in Stockport that spells the engineering excellence of the Victorian era is the Stockport Viaduct, a brick-built bridge that carries West Coast Main Line across River Mersey valley. Built by George Watson Buck, the structure is 33.85 m high. This Grade II listed structure was the largest viaduct of its time. It is, even today, one of the hugest brick-structures in the whole of Western Europe.
Adlington Hall is a beautiful countryside manor at the heart of Cheshire. Located amidst a 2000-acre estate, this manor shows the rich heritage of English architecture. The surrounding garden is simply mesmerizing.
The city has got a lot more to offer you besides the attractions mentioned here. Visit the city to know more about it.