The thriving and attractive market town of Congleton nestles at the foothills of the pennines amongst some of the most attractive countryside in Britain. The river Dane winds its way through the centre of the town creating an outstanding wildlife corridor. The Lion and Swan Hotel is situated in the heart of Congleton.
Visitors to Congleton can expect a warm welcome. Local attractions include the Congleton Museum, a free traditional children’s paddling pool (May-Sept) as well as an excellent range of shops, pubs and restaurants. The town is also popular with boaters with the Macclesfield canal passing through the eastern side of the town. See a list of recommended attractions in Congleton below.
Congleton Museum is a local history museum run by volunteers as a charitable trust. Touch screens and talking heads help to tell the story of Congleton from prehistoric times, through the English civil War and the heyday of the textile industry to the Second World War.
There are regular special exhibitions and a monthly programme of Sunday afternoon history walks. The education service offers a comprehensive programme of history workshops, tours and talks to school and community groups. The is a shop onsite and the Museum is open 12pm – 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday and Sunday and 10am – 4.30pm on Saturdays. Admission is FREE. Visit for more information
The majestic Capesthorne Hall with its stunning Jacobean style architecture is set in 100 acres of picturesque parkland, with exquisite gardens and chain of three serene lakes.Capesthorne Hall is the much-loved home of the Bromley-Davenports whose ancestors have owned the land since Domesday times. The Hall and Grounds are open to visitors between April and October each year, Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays. The Gardens and Chapel are open from 12 noon until 5pm. The Butler’s Pantry is open for refreshments from 12 noon until 4.30pm. The Hall is open from 1.30pm until 4.00pm (last admission at 3.30pm). Visit for more information
Little Moreton Hall
Little Moreton Hall is a timber-framed Tudor manor house, surrounded by a picturesque moat, between Kidsgrove and Congleton in Cheshire.
Areas to view inside the hall include the chapel, the great chamber, the parlours, the hall, the bridge chamber with Tudor games, the brewhouse chamber and the long gallery. Free guided tours around the hall. There are also the grounds to explore and lots more. Visit for more information