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Stockport has something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you are looking for heritage & history, shopping or shows, food or famous facts, Stockport’s hidden gems will keep everyone entertained.

Stockport is already world famous!

  • source of the world famous River Mersey, flowing west into Liverpool Bay
  • once famous for its hat production, exporting 6 million hats around the world
  • home of Strawberry Studios – where 10cc, Joy Division, The Stone Roses and Paul McCartney recorded world famous tracks
  • Stockport Plaza – iconic 1930’s Art Deco theatre, internationally known as one of the last in its original format
  • Stockport viaduct – a major pioneering feat of engineering constructed of 11,000,000 bricks in the Victorian era when it was the largest viaduct in the world. A second viaduct was built about 50 years after the first to relieve rail congestion. All trains to London are required to stop here.
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Where old meets new – famous town centre landmarks span over 6 centuries.

The Three Shires built in 1580 and the NatWest Banking Hall are fantastic examples of Tudor architecture in complete contrast to the Stockport Pyramid, originally planned to be the first of one developed at Kings Reach beside the M60.

Stockport is genuinely ideally located having excellent connectivity by road, rail and air.

Or if you are looking for a healthy option, improved walkways, cycle-ways and bridleways are opening up new routes into Stockport.

Lying alongside the M60 Manchester Orbital motorway, Stockport is easy to access from all points north, south, west and east via links to the M6, M61, M621 and M56.

Find out more travel info on our Access page.

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