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Things to do in and around Congleton

Posted on October 25th, 2018

When you move into your new home at any of our fabulous developments in Congleton, not only will you benefit from a delightful home with exceptional finishing touches, but a stunning location that has plenty to offer too. Your new neighbourhood has lots of activities to keep you and the family entertained. Take a look at our top picks here:

The Mere occupies the site of a former sand quarry. It’s just a 10 minute walk from the town centre and is the perfect place to enjoy all year round – why not take a picnic on a warm summers day? It’s equally as beautiful in autumn too. There is a café and a large open space – perfect for dogs to stretch their legs too!

Mow Cop Castle  Mow Cop Castle

This Grade II listed building,owned by the National Trust, offers all-round views of the Cheshire Plain and Staffordshire moorlands. The mock tower was built as a summer house in 1754 by Randle Wilbraham, the local Lord of the Manor. If you’re looking to enjoy a majestic sunset, you can’t beat Mow Cop.

Little Moreton Hall

The National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall is an iconic Tudor Manor House, where you can experience free guided tours, explore the lovely gardens, orchard and moat path. You can even dress up like a Tudor and don’t forget to have a go at the range of interactive activities! Whether you want to relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake, or get stuck in LITTLE MORETON HALLand learn about Tudor life, there’s something here at Little Moreton Hall for the whole family to enjoy.

Boutique shopping

Congleton is home to a small, but perfectly formed, eclectic selection of independent shops and boutiques, perfect for a quick mooch. Whether you are looking for unique handcrafted gifts or chic accessories, Congleton has it all and is home to well-known high street shops too. And if markets are your thing, there is a popular Makers Market on the last Saturday of every month.

Enjoy a bite to eat

When it comes to a good meal in Congleton, you’re spoilt for choice! “Stock at the Pavilion” is rated #1 on Trip Advisor thanks to its stunning location in the Park, its popular Sunday roast and delicious home-made dishes.  And if you want to treat yourself or that special someone, why not give Pecks a try? With many ingredients grown and reared by trusted local suppliers, Pecks provides a full dining experience and is renowned for its theatrical presentation of food. But there are plenty of good pubs, restaurants and cafes to choose from too – no matter what time of day.

Countryside walks

You can’t live on the edge of the Peak District, or near the most picturesque countryside heading towards Leek without sampling the fresh air for yourself.  Long, countryside walks are right on your new doorstep and don’t forget the River Dane and the canal network are both only a stroll away too. The Macclesfield Canal that runs through Congleton and Macclesfield makes up part of the renowned ‘Cheshire Ring’.

Cheshire canal scene

Congleton and Astbury Meadow Garden Centres

You will no doubt be itching to get started on your new garden and create the stunning peaceful haven that all home gardens should be.  Although you will have to wait a while for your garden to settle and drain, you can begin to plan now.  And with two excellent garden centres nearby, you can really take time to choose your planting arrangements and garden furniture – and even buy gifts! You can also enjoy a peaceful coffee in lovely surroundings, all year round.

Biddulph Grange

And continuing the theme for those with greenfingers, Biddulph Grange Garden is a must visit attraction.  A landscaped Victorian garden full of exotic plants and features and only a short drive away, Biddulph Grange is a National Trust garden and there is always something interesting to see and do.

 Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is a great day out for all the family.  Learn more about the universe as a whole – and find out more about the giant Lovell telescope – with plenty of interactive displays, shows and all things scientific – it really is a must visit attraction!

jodrell bank


For theatre buffs, Congleton does not disappoint with two leading theatres for you to get to know.  And if you are an amateur dramatist, Clonter Opera Theatre is perfect as it provides development opportunities for every sphere of the dramatic world – from artists, to orchestral players to technicians and costume makers, not to mention the 2,000 children it supports in musical theatre workshops and performances each year.  And it is not only for opera fans either!

There is also the Daneside Theatre in Congleton – an independent theatre with charitable status that provides a community venue for everyone to enjoy. The What’s On guide is constantly full so you are sure to find something to entertain your whole family.

Well, these are just our top 10 suggestions for things to do in Congleton and we are sure there are many more! So if you are looking to move to Congleton from outside the area, we hope you find our top 10 guide very useful to help you settle in to your new Seddon home.

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