Enjoy Marvellous Days Out on the Mid Cheshire Line which connects Chester to Manchester via Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham, and Stockport.
There's plenty of Marvellous Days Out to be enjoyed along the Mid Cheshier Line...
Enjoy the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership’s Cheshire’s Wonderful Wildlife Activity Trail for children at Vickersway Park in Northwich.
Explore historic Chester with its shopping rows and the cathedral before travelling along the line to experience Northwich, the salt capital of the world and home to the Anderton Boat Lift, Weaver Hall Museum and Lion Salt Works.
At Knutsford you can visit Tatton Park and enjoy the fancy shops and eating houses. Then continue to Altrincham to discover Altrincham Market House with its unique food and drink outlets to relish.
Spend a day in Stockport exploring its museums before enjoying time in Manchester with its many shops, museums, and art galleries.
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Alight at the forest station in Delamere and enjoy 972 hectares of forest and meres, tracks, and trails perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding
Look out for the community rail partnership's Wonderful Wildlife Activity Trail as you approach Northwich railway station.
At Knutsford take a brisk walk to enjoy Tatton Park and from Hale or Altrincham you can take a short bus ride to Dunham Massey with its gardens for all seasons.
Find out more
All Mid Cheshire Line Stations have parking on site or close by.
The towns and cities are served by various bus companies. Plan your journey on the Traveline website for details. Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly have free buses from the station into town. Chester station also has a bus in to the city centre but a small fee is charged.
Time from London
Plan your trip
Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. Trains are frequent and take approximately 2 hour 15 minutes (look up times).
Places to explore along the Mid Cheshire Line include:
Stop at Knutsford and follow in Elizabeth Gaskell’s footsteps around her home town and identify the Cranford landmarks. Marvel at the Italianate architecture that evokes thoughts of another continent and lifestyle or shop in the individual boutiques and dine in one of Knutsford’s many fine eateries. For those who fancy a stroll, walk through Tatton estate to the historic Mansion House and gardens, enjoy tea and cake in the tea rooms.
Explore Goose Green in Altrincham and browse in the ancient Charter Market that dates back to 1290 or practice skating at the ice rink. Head further up the Line to Stockport and step back in time by exploring the eclectic Staircase House or experience life during the war at the Air Raid Shelters. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Art deco Plaza Café or a refreshing pint on the Robinsons Brewery tour.
Stroll through some of the wealthiest areas of Greater Manchester out to popular National Trust house & gardens at Dunham Massey. The Winter Garden is particularly worth a visit in the Winter!
Spend a day in Stockport (free bus from the station around town), visit the historic market or Staircase House, take refreshments after a tour of Robinson’s Brewery, learn about the history & making of hats in the Hat Museum, find out more about the war and visit the atmospheric Air Raid Shelter attraction and take afternoon tea in the art deco Plaza building.
Manchester Piccadilly with its museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants and canal network is one not to be missed.