Stockport Overview

Why take the train to Stockport?

From the medieval town centre, its unique heritage attractions and beautiful parks, Stockport is certainly worth a visit. Nestled between the villages of Cheshire and the Derbyshire Peaks, trains to Stockport from Manchester only take about 10 minutes.

Stockport has a lot to offer: Robinson's beer, produced at the local brewery since 1865, a history in hat making, underground tunnels dating back to World War II and of course the legacy of L S Lowry. 

Out and about

Fun with kids

If you are taking one of our trains to Stockport with children in tow, we recommend you visit the kids' play centre. Zoom is an indoor play area for children aged 0-12.  There are climbing frames, ball pools, slides, bridges and it's all cushioned, too, so you won't have to worry about safety. The play centre also caters for kids' parties while adults can relax in the stylish café.


The Stockport Viaduct is a Grade II listed structure designed by George Watson Buck. Stockport's railway viaduct is one of Western Europe's biggest brick structures and represents a major work of Victorian engineering. At the time of its construction, it was the largest one in the world. Completed in 1840, it is still seen as a key structure of the early railway age. At the peak of the work, 600 people worked 24/7 to build the viaduct.

Hat Works Museum

This award winning visitor attraction contains two floors full of interactive exhibits which take you on a journey through the history of Stockport's past in the hat making industry.

Inside the museum, you will find the hat factory with 20 fully restored machines from Victorian times as well as a display of over 400 hats from all around the world.

Staircase House

Dating back to 1460, Staircase House is a Grade II listed medieval building. Now open to the public, Staircase House offers a unique glimpse into the life of medieval and renaissance Stockport, the origins of the town, its status as a borough and a market town, and the subsequent stages of the house's development until the 1940s, when it was last used as a private dwelling.

Night Owls

Stockport Plaza

If you're looking for something to do in the evening whilst in Stockport then there is no better venue than the Stockport Plaza. Whatever you are looking for whether that's musicals, stage plays, comedians, concerts or family shows; you'll find it at the Stockport Plaza!


Despite being so close to Manchester, Stockport offers excellent shopping facilities, such as the Mersey Way shopping centre and the Peel Centre so why not hop on a train to Stockport to get a bit of much needed retail therapy.

Tuck in

The owners of the Midway received The Stockport Pub Guide 'Pub Of The Year' award in both 2005 and 2008 and more recently won 'Stockport's Best Sunday Lunch 2011'  award, as well as being regional finalists in the 'City Life Pub Of The Year'. We recommend that you order one of the cask ales that change every two weeks,  choose something from the extensive food menu, sit back and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of this popular pub.

The Arden Arms is a beautiful pub dating back to the early 19th century which is located near the old marketplace in Stockport. When in Stockport, make sure to stop by for a pint from the local brewery, sample some of the fantastic food menu and admire the impressive interior.

Shut eye

Bredbury Hall is a historic building set in 7 acres of stunning grounds located within the Goyt Valley. If you are travelling to the hotel by train then there are excellent travel connections in the local area to help you get around. Conveniently located just a few miles from the town centre and only 9 miles from Manchester Airport from where trains to Stockport leave frequently.

Another option is the Wycliffe Hotel; a family run business founded in the late 1980's. The hotel is located just a mile away from Stockport train station and hosts events throughout the year.

Our train services to Stockport

We offer regular and comfortable train services to Stockport from major towns and cities in the north of England and Scotland. All our trains have the option of travelling First class and a trolley service is available on our core routes.

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