High street heroes in Knutsford
PUBLISHED: 12:10 01 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:38 20 February 2013
The perfect place to soak up the summer vibe
Knutsford with its quaint cobbled streets and historic buildings really is the place to be on a warm and sunny summers day.
Its the perfect location for kicking back the heels and soaking up the atmosphere, perhaps while sipping a cappuccino, or enjoying the sunshine glinting off a glass of refreshing bubbly in a beautiful restaurant. Well, we ask, could we really ask for more?
Is it us, or does the sun shine more in this Cheshire village, famed as the model for Elizabeth Gaskells lovely Cranford?
Indeed Knutsford is one of Cheshires picturesque villages and is ideal for a spot of retail therapy with its pretty independent shops and smart boutiques. Here you can stock up on local produce at independent retailers and seek out beautiful clothes, or enjoy the thrill of the auction house.
The charm of these old streets make this such an attractive place to spend some time but while it still retains all its historic allure it also has bags of fashion and food savvy.
This is reflected in the wide range of restaurants and bars. From the child-friendly, to the chic wine bar. Unsurprisingly then that this is an area that attracts everyone from Premiership footballers to fans of Tattons most famous writer Elizabeth Gaskell.
For July it is just the perfect place from which to explore the immediate area and wonderful Tatton Hall, which this month not only plays host to the most important show on the north west horticulturalists calendar, RHS Tatton but also alfresco Shakespeare and a gig by Tom Jones .
Theres a real sense of local community in the area and there is always something going on, such as the free event at Mobberley Road Fire station that will take place on Saturday July 10th. Time to check out the demonstrations by the hunky firemen from 11am-4pm we think!
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