Welcome to Knutsford
Our historic and picturesque town of Knutsford sits on the doorstep to Tatton Park just 15 miles southwest of Manchester. With a thriving Town Centre full of independent shops and boutiques and award winning restaurants Knutsford offers something different for visitors. We are a town steeped in heritage, from the early days of King Canute fording the Lily to General Patton being based here in World War II, Knutsford has retained its history and a fantastic array of Georgian buildings. Elizabeth Gaskell based her fictional town of Cranford on Knutsford, and Richard Harding Watt built the landmark Gaskell Memorial Tower in her memory.
Knutsford is also home to one of the most famous of all the May Day events still celebrated in the UK. Knutsford Royal May Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of May, and in 2014 will celebrate it's 150th year.
The Town Council is the most local level of government for the Town and are currently expanding as we seek to take on the running of the Markets and Allotments from Cheshire East Council.