Stockport; a place with history on the doorstep of Manchester
The old town centre of Stockport has many independent shops, cafes and lively bars and eateries spilling out from the market place to the Underbank areas of the old town. There is also a great shopping centre and ‘Lighthouse’ social cinema at the Redrock centre, with it’s many restaurants and all just a 10 minute walk from Home at the Mill.
And as well as all the attractions of Manchester City Centre, the nearby Trafford Shopping Centre also offers a wealth of shops, restaurants and cinemas all under one roof and just a 20 minute drive away off the M60.
Stockport is situated 7 miles south east of Manchester City Centre with frequent train services taking just 15 minutes. Stockport Station is only a 10 minute walk from Home at the Mill, where there are also regular connecting services to London Euston, Liverpool, Birmingham and many more key locations across the UK.
Stockport is situated just off the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road, which provides great road links to all areas of Manchester, Trafford and Salford and easy access to the M56 and M62 motorways to Chester, Warrington, Leeds and Liverpool and the M6 north and south motorway.
Manchester International Airport in only a 15 minute taxi ride away, which also makes Home at the Mill a great location for international visitors.
Stockport’s Famous Heritage
- Home to the famous Strawberry Studios – where 10cc, Joy Division, The Stone Roses and Paul McCartney all recorded world famous tracks
- Home to an iconic theatre called Stockport Plaza, internationally known as one of the remaining original 1930’s Art Deco theatres
- Home to one of the largest Victorian brick viaducts in the world, which was a major pioneering feat of engineering constructed of 11,000,000 bricks. A second viaduct was built about 50 years later to relieve rail congestion
- Source of the famous River Mersey, which flows west into Liverpool
- Once famous for hat production, exporting 6 million hats around the world
- Home to Robinsons Brewery, founded in 1838
- Home to a system of almost 1 mile of underground air-raid shelters dug during World War II to protect local inhabitants