Altrincham, Greater Manchester
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Altrincham is situated in Greater Manchester, in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. Prior to the year 1290 it was a part of Cheshire and was awarded the distinction of being an independent market town at that time. The area grew significantly after the opening of the railway station in 1849 and has continued to prosper thereafter. This affluent commuter town is home to Dunham Massey Hall, a popular tourist attraction that has numerous Grade I listed historical buildings as well as a deer park that brings in a large number of tourists every year. The 700 year old market is also a great draw in the area.
The Broadheath area is the predominant industrial area in Altrincham, home to a number of local businesses. Various businesses such as wholesalers, agriculture companies, finance consultants, construction companies, and educational institutions rent office space in the area. The Stamford Quarter and Trafford Centre are two of the most popular retail spaces in the vicinity, with large stores such as Marks & Spencer and Tesco doing profitable business. The head offices of Cresta World travel, Britannia Hotels Ltd and LBM are located in Altrincham.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse and the Club Theatre are well known entertainment venues in the area, which host fantastic performances and shows throughout the year. The award winning Apollo Cinema offers a luxurious setting in which to watch the latest releases. Juniper is an excellent Michelin starred restaurant in Altrincham and enjoys a fantastic reputation for serving delectable French food. For a taste of some authentic and casual British fare, you can visit the Altrincham Fish Bar. There are many casual and more formal eateries that can be found in and around this area, ensuring all tastes and budgets are catered for.
The excellent transport links in Altrincham make an important town in the region. Altrincham Interchange is one of the most used stations in the town, with several train services that connect the area to other destinations in Greater Manchester. A commuter rail line from Chester also passes through the town, providing access to a number of towns and villages in Cheshire. The closest airport is Manchester International Airport, about 6 kms from the city centre. Several local bus routes can be used to get around the town.