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Knutsford is a very pleasant town in Cheshire spoilt only by its position under Manchester Airport's flight path.

Get in[edit]

Memorial Tower for Mrs Gaskell

By road[edit]

Knutsford is situated very close to J19 on the M6, it even has a set of services named after it. From Manchester head south join the M56 and leave at Junction 7.

By coach[edit]

GorillaBus [dead link] operates services from Knutsford to Liverpool, Liverpool South Parkway, Stoke-on-Trent and East Midlands Airport from Knutsford bus station.

By train[edit]

Trains run hourly from Manchester Piccadilly, taking 45 min via Stockport, Altrincham and Hale, and continuing via Northwich to Chester. An off-peak single from Piccadilly in 2022 costs £12.30.

1 Knutsford station is central in town. It has a staffed ticket office and machines, but no toilets, cafe or waiting room. There is level access via the street to both platforms.

By plane[edit]

Knutsford is in close proximity to Manchester Airport, only fifteen minutes by car. It will cost about £20-£25 in a taxi.

Get around[edit]

The best way to get around in Knutsford is on foot, however there is a Knutsford circular bus that links the district of Longridge with the centre of the town. It can be caught at the bus station by Booth's Supermarket.


Tatton Mere (Tatton Park)
  • 1 Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, +44 1625 374400. Historic estate with Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a deer park and playground. Tatton Park is one of the UKs most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1000 acres of deer park. A joint Cheshire County Council (CCC) and NT property. NT Members still have to pay for parking. A substantial deer park, Tatton Park contains a petting zoo with farm animals and a Children's play area in addition and a major lake (mere) with sailing and fishing. Tatton Park is also home to an annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) flower show (usually in late July) and plays host to a series of summer evening concerts each year, which vary from classical to pop. Speciality shops, restaurant, tea room, adventure playground, events and educational programmes Tatton Park (Q7688440) on Wikidata Tatton Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Knutsford Heritage Centre, 90A King St., Knutsford, +44 1565 650506, . The place to see Knutsford's Millennium Tapestry.
  • 3 Arley Hall Arley Hall on Wikipedia: see Northwich for this 19th century mansion and gardens.


  • Elizabeth Gaskell tours
  • Play Golf
  • Feed the ducks





Knutsford has a very large number of restaurants. They are all situated in the centre of town, mainly on King Street.

  • 1 Gusto, 81 King St, WA16 6DX, +44 1565 755487. noon-11pm.
  • Piccolino's.
  • Pizza Express.
  • Via Via deli, Regent Street.
  • Loch Fyne. Sea Food
  • Mughli. Indian
  • The Belle Epoque. probably best of Knutsford's restaurants but this is reflected in the price (probably not worth the money)
  • 2 Church Inn, Church Lane, Mobberley WA16 7RD, +44 1565 873178. Daily 10:30-23:00. This country pub dates from 1715 and gets rave reviews for its food.


Traditional English pubs, serving many Ales and they have a very friendly atmosphere, especially the Cross Keys:

  • Cross Keys
  • Lord Eldon
  • White Bear
  • The Builder's Arms is the best place to watch football matches.
  • Later in the evening Moda and Amber Lounge offer good alternatives for a more classy place to have a drink.

There are a couple of reasonable tea shops. Try Mallard on Princess Street and the Penny Farthing in a pleasant courtyard off King Street.

  • 1 [dead link] The Railway Inn, Station Road, Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 6LA (Next to Mobberley Railway Station), +44 1565 873155. Country pub with a strong local feel and excellent food served in the restaurant. Real ales served. Dog friendly.
  • 2 The Chapel House, Pepper St, Mobberley, Knutsford WA16 6JL, +44 1565 872391. Good beer and food.


  • 1 [dead link] Cottons, Manchester Road, Knutsford (On A50 north of town.), +44 1565 650333, .
  • 2 The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill, Knutsford WA16 6RD, +44 1565 830295. A Premier Inn
  • 3 Mere Court Hotel, Warrington Road, Mere, Knutsford, WA16 0RW (Leave M6 at junction 19 and follow the signs for the A556 towards Manchester (M56). After approximately 1 mile, turn left at the crossroads onto the A50 towards Warrington. Mere Court Hotel is situated about a mile along the right hand side.), +44 1565 831000, . Hotel & Conference Centre
  • The Cross Keys Hotel, Belle Epoque and the Angel Hotel all provide accommodation in more central areas.
  • 4 Roebuck Inn, Mill Lane, Mobberley WA16 7HX, +44 1565 873939. Charming bistro / pub with rooms out in a country village. B&B double £130.


Knutsford and its approach roads have 4G from all UK carriers. As of July 2022, 5G has not reached town, but is getting close.

Go next[edit]

Knutsford is surrounded by small villages and countryside. A cycle or drive out to one of these villages for a walk and trip to country pub can be very rewarding.

Routes through Knutsford
LiverpoolWarrington  N UK-Motorway-M6.svg S  Holmes Chapel/MiddlewichBirmingham
Warrington  NW UK road A50.svg S  Holmes ChapelStoke-on-Trent
END  W UK road A537.svg E  MacclesfieldPeak District

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