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Although some activities, places of interest and events have been severely disrupted by the impact of the coronavirus, Stockport still has something for everyone to enjoy.

Subject to the restrictions introduced by the Government in response to Covid-19, Stockport offers an abundance of heritage & history, shopping or shows (subject to availability due to current restrictions), 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.

Whilst some visitor attractions and bars remain closed, Stockport is a town of surprises. Follow the heritage trail to discover some amazing facts, beautiful buildings – from the 16th century town house that is now home to the NatWest banking hall on Underbank to the modern amenities at Redrock – Stockport is ever evolving and proud of its heritage.


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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.

What's Happening?


The Gym opens at Redrock Stockport

The Gym - the latest name to join the growing line up in leisure & entertainment - Redrock

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The Gym at Redrock Stockport

Try something new

Stockport’s Dinosaurs Takeover Day!

A Totally fun Day Out for all the family - Walking Dinosaurs, Fairground & Makers Market

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Dinosaur Day

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    Total visits this period:


    Busiest time of the day:

    12.00 - 13.00

    Average dwell time:

    141 mins

    Average visits per day:


    (Provided by Sept 2021 research)