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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Altrincham Attractions

Altrincham is an historic, prosperous market town of just over 40,000 inhabitants, 8 miles south west of Manchester in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

Altrincham Attractions, Trafford, UK

Previously part of the county of Cheshire, Altrincham dates as a market town from the late 13th century and the town's market continues to this day.

Altrincham makes for a pleasant day out and there is quite a bit to see and do. The Old Market Place has been restored along with the old whipping post and stocks, and the area has a number of excellent cafes and eateries along Stamford New Road and Regent Road including Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Italian options.

The Orange Tree, Altrincham, UK

Recommended pubs in Altrincham include The Orange Tree and the Old market Tavern, which are virtually next door, the Belgian bar on Greenwood Street and the Victoria on Stamford Street.

Altrincham Ice Dome is popular all year round as a skating link and plays host to the local Ice Hockey team. Moss Lane is the home ground of Altrincham FC - "The Robins" - currently in the sixth tier of English football.

Stamford Park is a 16-acre green space with football and cricket facilities. Royd House, built by a local architect as his residence in the early 20th century is a Grade I listed building.

Old Market Tavern, Altrincham

Altrincham enjoys good communications with Manchester via the Metrolink from Altrincham Interchange Station and Navigation Road, which also have Metrolink trams to Bury and Sale.

Altrincham and Navigation Road stations have trains to Chester via Northwich, and to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport Station.

Altrincham, UK

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