town in Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

Knutsford is a very pleasant town of 13,000 people (2021) 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

As of 2022, Knutsford is not served by coach services, There are however limited local bus connections to Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Northwich.

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 £7.30.

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 close to Manchester Airport, 15 minutes by car. It will cost about £20-25 in a taxi.

Get around Edit

Princess Street (also known locally as Top Street) and King Street (also known as Bottom Street) form the core of the town centre. At one end of King Street is an entrance to the historic Tatton Park estate.

The best way to get around in Knutsford is on foot, The bus station is by Booth's Supermarket.

See Edit

Tatton Mere (Tatton Park)
  • 1 Tatton Park, 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 UK's 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 East Council 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. There is no charge for walking into the park from the town centre.    
  • 2 Knutsford Heritage Centre, 90A King St., +44 1565 650506, . The place to see Knutsford's Millennium Tapestry.
  • 3 Arley Hall  : see Northwich for this 19th-century mansion and gardens.

Do Edit

  • Elizabeth Gaskell tours
  • Play Golf
  • Feed the ducks
  • Knutsford Beer Festival is held in April on Egerton Place. The next is probably 18-20 April 2024, tbc.
  • Truckfest North West celebrates heavy haulage and monster trucks, at Cheshire Showground in September - the next is 16-17 Sept 2023. Similar events are held at seven other locations across Britain.

Buy Edit


Eat Edit

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, 95 King Street, WA16 6EQ, +44 1565 751402.
  • Pizza Express, 117a King St, WA16 6E.
  • Via Via deli, Regent Street.
  • Eastern Revive, 93 King Street, WA16 6E, +44 1565 650556. 5-10:30PM. Popular Indian restaurant.
  • Rose & Crown see Sleep
  • 2 Church Inn, Church Lane, Mobberley WA16 7RD, +44 1565 873178. Daily 10:30AM-11PM. This country pub dates from 1715 and gets rave reviews for its food.

Drink Edit

Traditional English pubs, serving many Ales and they have a very friendly atmosphere,

  • Cross Keys, 52 King Street, WA16 6DT, +44 1565 750404. 18th-century coaching inn. Now a lively & friendly town centre pub with food.
  • Rose & Crown see Sleep below
  • Lord Eldon, 27 Tatton Street, WA16 6AD., +44 1565 652261. Traditional 300-year-old pub with low beams & horse brasses.
  • White Bear, 1 Canute Place, WA16 6BQ, +44 1565 654304. Attractive thatched 18th-century building set on the roundabout by the old market place.
  • Project 53, 15 Minshull Street, WA16 6HG, +44 1565 655787. closed Monday. Tap for local brewery, Mobberley Brewhouse. Fresh pizzas available.
  • Builders Arms, 63 Mobberley Road, WA16 8EQ. (on quiet one-way section of road at edge of town), +44 1565 228027. Noon-11PM. Cosy pub, popular with football fans on match days.

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

Mobberley is a village just outside Knutsford.

  • 1 The Railway Inn, Station Road, Mobberley, 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 Bulls Head, Mill Lane, Mobberley, WA16 7HX, +44 1565 873395. Good beer and food.
  • 3 Church Inn, Church Lane, (Opposite the parish church. Bus #88 runs past the Wilmslow end of the road.), +441565 873178, . Grade II listed dining pub. Enjoyable decor.

Sleep Edit

  • 1 Cottons Hotel & Spa, Manchester Road (on A50 north of town), +44 1565 650333, . Four-star hotel.
  • 2 Travelodge, N Bound, Moto Knutsford services, M6, +44 8719 846153. Not the best location but it is convenient and cheap.
  • 3 Mere Court Hotel, Warrington Road, Mere, 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 about a mile along the right-hand side), +44 1565 831000, . Hotel & conference centre.
  • The Cross Keys Hotel, and the Angel @ King St. all provide accommodation in more central areas.
  • 4 Roebuck Inn, Mill Lane, Mobberley WA16 7HX, +44 1565 873939. Charming bistro and pub with rooms out in a country village. B&B double £130.
  • 5 Rose & Crown, 62 King Street, WA16 6DT, +44 1565 652366, . Check-out: 11AM. A great all rounder in the town centre with comfortable rooms, good food & local real ales. Free parking for hotel residents. Access to car park down Silk Mill St, off Princess St. Make sure you are in the right car park!

Connect Edit

Knutsford and its approach roads have 4G from all UK carriers. As of September 2023, 5G is available from Vodafone in many areas.

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   S  Holmes Chapel/MiddlewichBirmingham
Warrington  NW   S  Holmes ChapelStoke-on-Trent
END  W   E  MacclesfieldPeak District

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