From its Market Charter in 1290 to being crowned the ‘Foodie Neighbourhood’ winner at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards in October 2021, independent trade and top quality local produce are woven deep in Altrincham’s rich history.
Twice named Best Place to live in the North West by the Sunday Times, with nods to the town’s specialist shops, excellent restaurants and convenient transport links, Altrincham keeps making headlines. The modern transport interchange makes the town accessible by tram, train, bus or bike, so it couldn’t be easier to sample a taste of Altrincham.
A melting pot of culture for everyone to enjoy, there are so many reasons to visit time and time again. Get inspired with cinema, sports, music and theatre; learn a new skill with sewing, pottery and art classes; or tuck into award-winning dining with plenty of flavours to choose from.
This historic town has undergone a considerable transformation in recent years with the regeneration of Altrincham’s award-winning Market being key to its turnaround. Strategic partnership working and major investment in the town’s infrastructure and public realm has put the town centre back at the heart of the community. With continued investment and a firm focus on a greener, cleaner town, Altrincham continues to see sustainable growth in footfall.
Recognised as the best high-street in the country at the 2018 Great British High Street Awards, the judges praised Altrincham’s “ongoing events throughout the year to drive footfall to the local high street”. From walking tours to art exhibitions, workshops and festivals, this former ‘ghost town’ is now abuzz with activity for the whole family to enjoy.