Here are the top ten attractions in Stockport according to guest reviews on TripAdvisor, do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.
1 – Stockport Air Raid Shelters (95% positive reviews and a certificate of excellence 2014)
Sample review: “Really enjoyed the afternoon I spent with the kids at the air raid shelter in Stockport. It is not an expensive outing and you can get an offer on entry to various days out in Stockport. It is not a big space, but there is plenty to keep the kids occupied. The handsets used on the tour are interesting, describing what it was like in the shelters during the bombings of WW2.”
2 – Staircase House (98% positive reviews and a certificate of excellence 2014)
Sample Review: “Our trip to Staircase House in Market Place, Stockport was so much fun! Not only did we enjoy ourselves, we also learnt a great deal about the past and how other people lived over 600 years ago.
There is a small charge for adults over 16 which is only £4.75 for the whole day, or however long it takes you to explore the house. There is a total of 16 rooms, all safe for the whole family to enter…”
3 – Etherow Country Park (92% positive reviews and a certificate of excellence 2014)
Sample review: “Etherow country park is a wonderful day out, with beautiful scenery it is a must if you want a relaxing day. Etherow is made up of multiple lakes, surrounded by pristine walkways. It is child and dog friendly and boasts a sailing club, fishing spots and remote control boats. There is a cafe located next to the car park, can get quite busy but the atmosphere is nice…”
4 – Marple Locks (87% positive reviews)
Sample review: “What was two hundred years ago a daring and ambitious system to smoothly transport people and goods between the commerce of Manchester and the factories of Derbyshire is now a beautiful place to go for a stroll. The flight of sixteen canal locks climbs the side of Marple’s hill and overlooks the Goyt Valley below. There are stunning views of Derbyshire in the backdrop and different seasons provide different surprises of nature. It’s a photographers paradise.”
5 – Reddish Vale Farm (93% positive reviews)
Sample review: Love this place. It’s settled in a little haven out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Surrounded by horse stables and the green vale. Once you go in you can have a bucket of carrots to feed the animals, of which there are hens, goats, donkeys, pigs and plenty more. There are picnic benches too for bringing your own food and a play area undercover with tractors and a bouncy castle, so plenty to do for the whole family…”
6 – Hat Works Museum of Hatting (89% positive reviews)
Sample review: “I visited in a very snowy day and was so glad I made the effort. It was fascinating to walk through the old hat works. Stockport was the centre of the hat making trade and this museum houses mock up factories, genuine machinery, exhibitions of hats through the ages and from worldwide, including ceremonial and sporting hats. I visited the newly refurbished cafe and had an excellent pot of tea, scone, jam and cream. So glad I visited.”
7 – Chadkirk Chapel Museum (100% positive reviews)
Sample review: “We visited this place by chance looking for somewhere to get away from the busy weekend shopping crowds, and cant wait to go back. A perfect walk round (great for dogs) the fields, stream and woods with the picturesque Chadkirk Chapel and lovely walled gardens situated half way and offering tea/coffee and biscuits. The chapel is a little hidden at the bottom of the hill to the right so make sure you don’t miss it!”
8 – Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall (81% positive reviews)
Sample review: “This must be one of the most beautiful town halls in England. Built in the early 1900’s its nickname is “The Wedding Cake” because of its ornate architecture. The ballroom ceiling is magnificent, lavishly decorated and a real eye-catcher…”
9 – St Peter’s Church Stockport (100% positive reviews)
Sample review: “This church provides a cafe every day for coffee, teas and snacks. It is worth going into the church itself for a look round. A very old clock which once showed the time to Stockport inhabitants is on display inside the church and there are many fascinating headstones in the grave yard”
10 – Old Town Dungeon & Court House (100% positive reviews)
Sample review: “I did not even realise that this place existed. I am 67 and am still finding out about Stockport’s magnificent history. The care taken to restore so many of the historical buildings is to be admired. I would recommend that travellers perhaps stay at least a week in the area to visit all the attractions.”
So that’s it, the top ten attractions in Stockport as ranked on TripAdvisor. Let us know in the comments below your top ten attractions in Stockport.