Start your journey into Stockport history and visit the Stockport Story Museum, a fun family friendly interactive museum with gallery themes including Victorian Stockport, Medieval Stockport and the industrial revolution. Stockport’s great location midway between Manchester and the Peak District National Park makes it a great accommodation base for both!
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Not to be missed is a trip down the Stockport Air Raid Shelters beneath the town’s streets. These were the largest purpose built air raid shelters in the UK accommodating upto 6,500 people from around the Stockport and Manchester area during the wartime Blitz.
Staircase House & The Plaza Cinema
Stockport is home to some spectacular heritage buildings including the restored townhouse Staircase House around Market Place featuring a rare Jacobean cage-newel staircase. Take in a show or musical performance in The Plaza, a cinema and entertainment venue built in 1932 still with regular film screenings, live stage shows and performances. If you’re looking for that extra special wedding venue, this spectacular 1930s cinema is licensed for Civil Ceremonies!
Stockport’s Awesome Walls Climbing Centre is the largest indoor climbing facility in England, and one of the largest in Europe with a 77ft wall, and you can visit Skate City for cheap roller-skating and roller-blading. Be amazed at the early Victorian Grade II Listed Stockport Viaduct, a distinctive feature in the town or visit the Reddish Vale Country Park for a spot of walking, cycling and fishing. The Vernon Park Museum contains information about Stockport’s history and includes meeting and conference facilities for business travellers. Find Stockport hotels and accommodation online now!
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.