Local attractions

Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift has earnt its nick-name of Cathedral of the Canals for a very good reason. Not only does it still do the job it was designed to do of lifting boats and barges the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. But it does it with the most ingenious and endearing character of any structure on the canal system.


Tatton Park

Located in 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park, the former Egerton family home is open for you to explore. You’re welcome to uncover centuries of history at the Medieval Old Hall and witness life above and below stairs and discover a fascinating collection of fine art and family memorabilia in the Mansion. Wander at leisure through huge glorious Gardens and take the kids to meet very special rare breed animals at our working Farm


Dunham Massey

During the First World War, this Georgian house, set in a magnificent deer-park, was transformed into a military hospital, becoming a sanctuary from the trenches for almost 300 soldiers.
To mark the centenary we are turning the clock back. Discover what life was like for the patients and how the war changed everything for those who lived and worked at Dunham. Spend time in the ward, recreation room and operating theatre as you experience the Stamford Hospital as it once was.
Dunham Massey has one of the North’s great gardens, and has Britain’s largest winter garden, as well as a stunning new rose garden.
Please note – we are operating a system of timed tickets, which may lead to some delay in gaining entry to the Stamford Hospital. On very busy days it is possible that we may run out of tickets well before the house closes. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


Gullivers World

With over 80 rides, attractions and shows to see each day, Gulliver’s World guarantees you one of the best family days out in the UK. Gulliver’s World is the perfect theme park for children.

We’re a family run theme park, specially designed for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years of age. Our age-appropriate rides and attractions undoubtedly make Gulliver’s one of the best days out for toddlers and older children in the North West. Older kids will love the excitement of the dodgems, log flumes and tree-tops swings; while the younger ones can play around in the Clown School!


Quarry Bank Mill

One of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, home to a complete industrial community

The early Industrial Revolution changed our world forever. At Quarry Bank you can discover a complete industrial community and experience the very different worlds of owner and worker, who lived and worked here side by side.

In 1784, monumental change was brought to the village of Styal when Samuel Greg established his cotton mill. Powered by the water of the river Bollin and the toil of the workers, the Greg family business was part of a turning point in our history.

You can explore the domestic life of the Greg family in their home, Quarry Bank House, and with a wander through the stunning picturesque gardens. Rising up the banks of the river valley, the gardens offer stunning views and spectacular changes through the seasons. In the restored glasshouse and kitchen garden, you can see the array of exotic fruits and vegetables that were grown for the wealthy Gregs’ table.


Old Trafford and the National Football Museum

For United fans, a visit to Old Trafford is the ultimate pilgrimage. A backstage tour will take you to the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, named in honour of the club’s most efficacious manager, as well as into the players’ dressing room.