Stockport is a very up and coming area in Manchester. It has recently been named the “Soho” of Manchester. To celebrate this, we thought we would tell you our top 5 favourite things to do in Stockport if you are ever thinking of visiting.
1. Robinson’s Brewery
Robinson’s Brewery is owned by a proud family of independent brewers. They have been based in the heart of Stockport for over 181 years. They own around 260 pubs, inns and hotels throughout the Northwest and North Wales. This brewery is one of the most advanced and sophisticated breweries and they have a global reputation for producing traditional real ale. If you are someone who loves their beer, ale, and cider, then you should make the trip to Robinson’s Brewery if you ever find yourself in Stockport.
2. The Plaza
The Plaza was opened in 1932. Here you will find some great entertainment whether that is theatre shows, comedy shows, music performances, The Plaza has it all. The staff at The Plaza are continually making sure that The Plaza is well maintained as it is a nearly 100-year-old building. The Plaza is one of the UK’s finest examples of its genre and it is a building of international significance, with the public’s support they can help preserve this fantastic, magnificent building for future generations for people to enjoy for years to come.
3. Marple Locks
Marple is an area in Stockport. The Marple Locks are a fascinating part of the industrial heritage of Stockport itself. Marple Locks are also known as the spectacular flight of sixteen working locks, and it is surrounded by beautiful, wooded countryside and scenic walks. The canal raises 209 feet to reach a height of 518 feet above sea level at Marple.
4. Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Are you a fan of war history? This may be just the place for you to visit. The Air Raid Shelters show the intriguing network of underground tunnels, and they offer visitors/ history buffs an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940s. People who visit will have an opportunity to learn about the experiences of local people during the war and they can learn about the experiences from the displays in the tunnels and from the state-of-the-art audio guides.
5. The Savoy Cinema
The Savoy Cinema takes you back in time to the roaring 1920s. Even though the cinema has been revamped over the years, they still pay tribute to the glitz and glamourous 1920s. This is a one-screen cinema which is rare for today’s day and age, and it still has its original Baroque design, and the interior remains loyal to its cosy art deco roots. This building was partially destroyed in a fire in the 1930s and has been taken over by several cinema chains and it has faced a lot of changing habits upon the likes of Netflix. If you are ever in Stockport, The Savoy Cinema is certainly worth the trip.
There you have it. Our top five things to do and visit in Stockport. What will you be visiting? Are you planning on moving to or from Stockport? Do you require a storage space? If the answer is yes, then get in touch with us here at Storage Stockport and we can find a storage unit perfect for you.