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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  • Christmas Musical Extravaganza 
    Arley Hall & Gardens 
    18th Dec 2018 

    Fancy supporting a leading disability charity to continue their pioneering work ...

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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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  • Harlequin Players present It's A Wonderful Life 
    Harlequin Theatre 
    5th Dec 2018 - 8th Dec 2018 

    Harlequin Players present It's A Wonderful Life....

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  • Telling the Story of Mid Cheshire 
    Weaver Hall Museum 

    Housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building, full of displays, tales and history of Mid Cheshire ....

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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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