The Town Centre of Knutsford is full of quality restaurants, independent shops and a small selection of popular high street stores all set in a rich historic environment.
Knutsford is the perfect place for some afternoon shopping. With three streets lined with a great selection of independent boutiques and popular high street stores there is plenty on offer. The Indoor Market is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and we have the award winning Artisan Market on Princess Street on the first Sunday every month!
A visit to the town which is known as the “Gastro Capital” of the Cheshire Peak District wouldn’t be complete with out sampling the culinary delights of some of the restaurants in the Town. No matter what your favourite is, the range of cuisines on offer in the town offers something for everyone from affordable pub grub, to Michelin star quality food.
Knutsford Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre was opened in 1989; it is a reconstruction of a 17th century timber framed building which later became a Smithy, whose bellows were found in a remarkable state of preservation during restoration. The Centre is a home for exhibitions, notably the town’s history, and a charming inner courtyard garden.
Courtyard Coffee House
The Courtyard Coffee House is another place you must visit as part of a trip to Knutsford with its unique display of Penny Farthings which decorate the inside. Outside you can have a go at sitting on one and get a feel for how peculiar a bicycle they were!
A Grade I listed building and one of the oldest of its type, it is believed that this chapel was built in 1693. Elizabeth Gaskell was a member of the congregation and taught in the Sunday School. She and her Husband are buried in the Chapel grounds.
The Knutsford Tapestry
The Knutsford Tapestry was created between 1997 and 2001 to celebrate the millennium. It’s a 40ft long triptych showing an immense amount of detail from shops, events and people. It is housed in the Heritage Centre on King Street.
Curzon have fully refurbished the cinema and café-bar, including updating the projection with the latest digital technology – enabling an improved, flexible and diverse programme of films
The Heath is a large open grassland, the perfect place to walk a dog or play with the family, it is also the site of an annual circus. The Moor is located close to King Street, with a small play area and the Moor Pool – the perfect place to feed the ducks.
Historic Houses and Sites
Knutsford is full of heritage, from the homes of Elizabeth Gaskell and Highwayman Higgins on Gaskell Avenue to Wattisian architecture, churches and rows of Georgian homes. There are a number of blue historic plaques in the Town marking some of these sites out .