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An introduction to Bollington

Nestled on the western edge of the Peak District National Park, Bollington is a small town in the east of Cheshire. Through the middle ages, it was part of the private estate of the Earl of Chester, and a paper-coating and lace making industry thrived here during the industrial revolution. One of its notable landmarks is White Nancy, a 6-metre-high stone obelisk commemorating the battle of Waterloo, which can be seen from some parts of Shropshire.

Make the most of Macclesfield

Macclesfield, thanks to its close proximity to the Peak District, has grown considerably with the influx of tourists over the years. Like Bollington, it has a prominent history within England's early textiles industry. Today, it's home to a busy cluster of chain and independent shops, bijoux art galleries and the popular Treacle Market held on the last Sunday of every month.

Be intrigued by West Park Museum

West Park Museum, based Near the centre of Macclesfield, was purpose-built to house Egyptian artefacts brought home by Marianne Brocklehurst, daughter to a wealthy local businessman. Aside from the many ancient exhibits telling the story of Marianne's fascinating life, visitors will be able to see fine works by the influential illustrator Charles Tunnicliffe, and a stuffed giant panda that's been with the museum for almost a century.

Planning a trip to Bollington? Travelodge Macclesfield Central Hotel is a 10-minute drive away, and Travelodge Stockport Hotel can be reached in half an hour.