Attractions Within 5 Miles
Bollington Town & Countryside
Red Oaks Farm nestles in the Bollington valley. This quiet town provides excellent links to the local countryside and the Macclesfield Canal.
We encourage our visitors to explore the local countryside and take digital photographs. If you would like to submit a photo to add to our Gallery please contact Brenda Buxton at Red Oaks Farm. We hope you enjoy the images and you visit Bollington, stay with us at Red Oaks Farm, and visit all our local attractions.
The images used have been acquired from various sources. If you require an acknowledgement for an image used or would wish it to be removed from our Bollington Town and Countryside gallery please do not hesitate to contact Red Oaks Farm. The music accompanying the gallery is performed by Bollington Brass Band.
From specialist furniture to art, bakeries to restaurants, public houses and its very own brewery. Although a small town, Bollington has a number of shops for everyday items to something a little more personal. Macclesfield Town Centre is only 4 miles away which provides more shopping and entertainment, and Prestbury Village offers something a little more exclusive.
Macclesfield to Manchester is just a short train journey of 30 minutes away.
White Nancy is less than a mile away. Fantastic views from the top on a clear day.
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Anson Engine Museum
This unusual and fascinating museum used to be one of the best-kept secrets among Cheshire’s many attractions. Over the past few years, it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums.
Situated just south of Manchester in the leafy countryside of Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. It is the result of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor’s years of hard work collecting and restoring engines. This award-winning museum houses a unique collection of over 200 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines to more modern diesel. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum.
Please visit the Official Anson Museum website.
Macclesfield Silk Museums
The Silk Museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian Silk Mill, costume and silk manufacturing displays.
This ‘hands-on’ experience allows children and grown-ups to understand the story of silk from cocoon to catwalk!
Macclesfield Silk Museums offer a variety of experiences designed to meet National Curriculum requirements at the Primary level. Covering Victorians, Egyptians, silk and science, our educational visits bring history to life in a fun and interactive way.
Access to the collection is offered in terms of changing exhibits on display, particularly in the costume galleries. We also offer behind-the-scenes tours. Special interest groups or individuals can make arrangements to view items from our study collection. As part of craft workshops, we endeavour to include relevant items from the collection for close examination. We regularly lend items to other museums to include in their exhibitions.
Our philosophy is to preserve our collection whilst, at the same time, making it available to the public.
The collection and library are consulted by researchers from all over the UK and overseas. Please visit the official Macclesfield Silk Museums website.