Stalybridge is a town in the Tameside in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 22,568.  Historic counties of England a part of Cheshire, it is  east of Manchester city centre and  northwest of Glossop. With the construction of a cotton mill in 1776, Stalybridge became one of the first centres of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The wealth created in the 19th century from the factory-based cotton industry transformed an area of scattered farms and homesteads into a self-confident town. Due to the decline of the cotton industry in the first quarter of the 20th century and the development of modern low density housing in the post-war period, the town is now semi-rural in character.

Why visit?

  • Stalybridge hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Stalybridge Carnival, the Stalybridge Beer Festival and the Stalybridge Folk Festival.
  • Stalybridge is home to a number of attractions, including the Stalybridge Civic Hall, the Stalybridge Old Market Hall and the Stalybridge Country Park. There are also a number of museums and galleries in the area, such as the Stalybridge Local History Museum and the Stalybridge Art Gallery.
  • Stalybridge is a historic market town with a rich industrial heritage. It is home to a variety of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as a number of historic buildings, including the Grade II listed Stalybridge Town Hall.