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Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club - Stockport

Lying on the western hills of the Pennines where Derbyshire and Cheshire meet, Mellor is an interesting mixture of moorland and parkland golf. Magnificent views across the Cheshire plain and Derbyshire hills serve as a backdrop for a course to test the skills of all golfers at all levels. The opening holes although not long provide an immediate examination of shotmaking ability and are set amongst mixed woodland including oak and elegant silver birch. Holes seven to twelve now assume the true moorland character and the golfer who plays to his handicap on these challenging holes will be well satisfied.

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Lyme Park - Stockport

Great estate with lavishly decorated house and fine gardens. A Tudor house transformed into a huge Italianate palace in the 18th century. Tranquil Victorian garden, with roses, reflection lake and sunken parterre. Vast medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore. Famous scene in 'Pride & Prejudice' (1995) where Darcy emerges from a lake was filmed here.Adventure playground and lots of children's events throughout the year. An essentially eighteenth century house with a nineteenth century garden and a 4000 acre deer park. The garden has an orangery, elaborate bedding displays, a 'Dutch' garden (described as an 'Italian' garden when it was made), a woodland garden in a ravine, a lake, a lime avenue and a herbaceous border designed by Graham Stuart Thomas for the National Trust.

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The Anson Engine Museum

The Anson Engine Museum is located on the site of the old AnsonColliery at Poynton, near Stockport, Cheshire in the UK. The main building houses a large collection of engines all maintained in running order ranging from very early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. The collection covers the entire life so far of the internal combustion engine with examples of every major development on display. Power for the museum is generated onsite by a Gardner 4L2, a Ruston 5YE and a Crossley BW4. Work is progressing on the new building, to be named the Les Cawley Memorial Building. The large Hornsby gas engine is now erected and has been turned over on air. Along with a number of other larger engines it will be housed in a new building waiting to be erected alongside the Stott.

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Manchester City Football Club

The famous name of Manchester City has been in existence since 1894 - when their predecessors Ardwick went into bankruptcy. They then played at Hyde Road but in 1923 they would move to Maine Road, the scene of many triumphs and disappointments. City have won two titles - the second coming in 1968 in the midst of their most successful era, under Joe Mercer, when they won the FA Cup, League Cup and Cup-Winners' Cup as well as the championship in a glorious three-year period. Fast Fact:Bert Trautmann, a former World War Two German POW, led City to a 3-1 win against Birmingham City in the 1956 FA Cup Final and played with a broken neck! Fast Fact:City's John Burridge is the oldest player to appear in the Premiership. He played in goal for Man City in their 3-2 loss to QPR in May 1995 aged 43 years and 5 months.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University was established as a Polytechnic in 1970 and became a University in 1992. With nearly 34,000 students, the University has five campuses located in Manchester (United Kingdom) and two campuses at Cheshire. The University is organised into eight faculties which are art and design, health, psychology and social care, humanities, law and social science, science and engineering, Hollings Faculty, MMU Business School, MMU Cheshire and MMU Institute of Education. All full-time first year undergraduate students are guaranteed University accommodation on both the Manchester and Cheshire campuses.

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Museum of Science and Industry - Manchester

Based in one of the world's oldest railway stations, Liverpool Road Station, Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry contains 15 galleries which not only educate and inform, but also amaze and entertain. Permanent exhibitions include the Air & Space Gallery, which is packed with planes and flying history memorabilia;Out of This World, a space gallery with interactive computer displays and simulations;the Making of Manchester, an exhibition about the city and it's industrial heritage;Underground Manchester, a walk through Manchester's Victorian Sewer system, complete with sounds and smells;Xperiment, a hands-on science centre with amazing special effects;the Gas & Electricity Galleries, which show these two powerful utilities changed people's lives;the Power Hall, which includes various large engines, steam engines among them;as well as many other exhibits.


Manchester United Football Club

The most successful club of recent times was formed in a slightly less than glamorous manner - a club called Newton Heath being founded by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company in 1878. In 1902 they went bankrupt and Manchester United were born. United always enjoyed moderate success but in the Fifties and Sixties under Matt Busby they won five titles and a European Cup in an era that was only marred by the Munich Air Disaster which claimed much of the first-team squad. Fast Fact:The first five times United entered the European Cup, they never failed to get to the semi-final stage.

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The Hat Works Museum

This award winning visitor attraction offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry.

The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the world.

Experience a hub of excellence, creativity and innovation for milliners, crafts-people, designer makers and those with a keen interest in haute couture fashion and cutting edge textile design.

Don't miss our great Family Fun Zone, where younger visitors are entertained by a range of interactive and educational play provisions.

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Bramhall Hall

Bramall Hall is a superb example of a Tudor Manor House with origins dating back to the Middle Ages.

The Hall, one of the most beautiful treasures of England, is of great national importance. The magnificent 16th Century wall paintings, striking Elizabethan plaster ceiling, the Victorian Kitchens and Servants’Quarters give this Hall its unique charm.

The Hall offers unique insights into the families and servants who lived and worked here. It stands in about 60 acres of parkland designed in the Victorian Romantic style, offering woodland walks with intriguing glimpses of the Hall itself and of the brooks and lakes.

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Stockport Meseum

Time-travel from Palaeolithic to present day Stockport to experience the town’s entire history under one roof.

Explore the fantastic finds from Mellor Iron Age hilltop settlement, life in medieval times, the thriving textile industry of the Victorian era as well as the impact of World War I.

The doors are now open to our brand new family gallery which has been designed to help imaginations run wild, it is a space where anything is possible.

In partnership with illustrator Becca Hall, the museum has been reimagined for younger visitors.

A new character, Museum Mouse, has been created to take people on a gallery adventure to discover favourite objects from the Museum’s collection.

Visitors of all ages will be able to learn about everything from Ancient Egypt, animals and nature to toys and shopping.

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  • Free parking
  • Parking facilities
  • Bar
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wifi
  • Vegetarian

Contact Details

The Springfields Hotel
99 Station Rd
Stockport
Marple
Cheshire
SK6 6PA
Tel:0161 4490721 / 07876568902
kevin1dowling@gmail.com