Heaton Park

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PRESTWICH, GREATER MANCHESTER

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600 acres of rolling parkland on the edge of Manchester, Heaton Park is a traditional park for the whole family. Facilities include a Tram Museum, sports pitches, stables, farm and animals centres, and a horticultural centre. The hall was designed by James Wyatt for Sir Thomas Egerton in 1772, and has magnificent period interiors decorated with fine plasterwork, paintings and furniture. Other attractions include a unique circular room with Pompeian-style paintings, and the original Samuel Green organ still in working order.

Heaton Park
Heaton Park, PRESTWICH, Manchester, M25 2SW

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Facilities: Disabled parking, land train from car park to facilities
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Park open all year, daily 8-dusk; Hall closed until further notice, check website for updates

About the area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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