What's On

  • 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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  • Christmas Extravaganza 
    25th Nov 2017 

    Northwich Town Christmas Lights Celebration in the Town Centre ....

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  • The Circus of Horrors 
    Northwich Memorial Court 
    30th Nov 2017 

    Spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts ....

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  • Northwich Artisan Market 
    11th Nov 2017 

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

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Whaley Bridge

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Whaley Bridge stands at the end of the Peak Forest Canal, which cuts through the narrow Goyt valley.  Many visitors come by water, and there is a thriving barge-restaurant based at the canal basin.  The town has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Close by, on an arm off the main canal, is Bugsworth Basin.  Now restored, this was once the largest and busiest inland port on Britain's narrow canal system.

The whole area around the canal basin is very historic and there are plans for the regeneration of the basin and its surrounds, including the Grade 2 listed transfer shed.  The basin also provides the setting for one of the biggest local events, W3 - the Whaley Water Weekend, usually in June, followed immediately by the well dressing and the annual Rose Queen Carnival.

Toddbrook Reservoir lies to the west of the town with fantastic views over the water to the surrounding Peak District.  It was built in 1831 as a feeder for the Peak Forest Canal and is a Site Of Special Scientific Interest.  It is the habitat for herons, ducks and other animals and fish.  Many rare mosses and liverworts grow on the shores.  The reservoir is home to Toddbrook Sailing Club.

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