The market town of Macclesfield in Cheshire has a lively atmosphere and an abundance of quirky local shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. They are just part of the reason it’s a popular destination for a spa break.
On the River Bollin, the pretty town has a thriving cultural scene. There’s often live music and the countryside is right on its doorstep, so you have the best of all worlds within reach. The town grew through the thriving silk industry of the 1800s and that history is commemorated in the Silk Museum - one of many local attractions.
There are also stately homes to visit, canal boats to hire, gardens, museums and galleries to explore. Favourite activities on spa weekends include a walk round Bosley Cloud or the Lovell Quinta Arboretum. A trip to the magnificent Capesthorne Hall, horse riding the Middlewood Way or a trip to the inspiring Gawsworth Hall are also top items on the to-do list. Meanwhile, Macclesfield is within easy reach of Manchester and Chester, with all the excitement that they hold as well.
Spas in Macclesfield and the surrounding area offer something for everyone. Enjoy a tranquil spa day or a leisurely spa break at the likes of Shrigley Hall, for example. The property dates to the 1700s and is an impressive country club, golf course, hotel and spa.