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  • Two Floors of Interactive Exhibits  
    Hat Works Museum 

    The UK's only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear ....

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  • Your perfect day out in Cheshire 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Visit one of Cheshire's largest Visitors with over 100 events per year ....

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  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project  ....

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  • Manford's Comedy Club 
    Northwich Memorial Court 
    2nd Feb 2018 

    Manford's Comedy Club brings live stand up to the Northwich Memorial Court

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  • Northwich Artisan Market 
    10th Mar 2018 

    Over 80 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders....

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  • Northwich Artisan Market 
    14th Apr 2018 

    Over 80 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders....

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New Mills

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

The 175-yard long Millenium Walkway spans the 30m deep Torrs gorge and is cantilevered out over the fast running river Goyt. Visitors can inspect the enormous railway retaining wall above them and the historic Torr Vale Mill on the opposite bank which, until it ceased production in 2000, was the oldest working cotton mill in the country.  The walkway was the final link in the E2 path that stretches from the south of France to the South of Scotland.

The Heritage and Information Centre has a magnificent model of the town in 1884 - the year in which the Union Road high level bridge over the Torrs was built - with an accompanying commentary, describing the growth of industrial New Mills.  For young visitors there is a reconstruction of a coal mine tunnel to crawl through.

The Sett Valey Trail provides an easy 3-mile walk from New Mills to Hayfield along the track of the old railway. There is a bus station at each end with a regular service between.

New Mills plays host to the One World Festival every June. The festival incorporates "a mixture of serious issues, good music and fun in the open air". The free one-day event raises awareness of organisations that work "for a better, fairer world".

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