Tag Archives: Macclesfield

View from Mancheter Town Hall


DSC03042Many villages and towns offer their own attractions. Leek is a market town with a good range of antique shops and an excellent Saturday junk and antique market. Nearby Macclesfield has a silk museum and heritage centre reflecting the town’s days of glory as a silk manufacturing town. The football team are still known as the Silkmen and you can buy some locally made silk items such as  ties in the museum.Head into the hills and you are soon in the former spa town of Buxton with its impressive architecture and Pavilion Gardens. You can also enjoy a Bakewell Pudding in the town of that name or enjoy the market at Ashbourne. The Potteries has a range of -yes you’ve guessed it!- potteries to visit with great outlets selling bargain seconds.

Adam Partridge of ‘Flog It’ fame holds a monthly auction just a few miles away – great to view or maybe go home with a few antiques and collectables?

Manchester is a great day out – driving takes aroud 45 minutes or the easy option is to take the train from Macclesfield. 20 minutes and you are in the middle of the city.  The Trafford Centre is a huge indoor shopping complex and is 5 miles from the city centre, just 45 minutes by car from Yew Tree Farm.

Stall at Macclesfeild Treacle Market

Treacle Market Macclesfield

pinky minky10 minutes drive from Yew Tree Farm   10am-3.30pm( often active earlier if you’re an early bird.) Parking is free in car parks in Macclesfield on Sundays

Macclesfield Market Place, Butter Market and the surrounding streets, Shortlisted BBC Food and Farming Awards & Top 10 Best Farmers Market (The Independent 2013)

This vibrant market is a fun way to spend a Sunday morning, gathering ingredients for a very local picnic lunch or why not stay and sample the street food on offer- the aromas make it difficult to resist. No one will leave hungry!

Browse the stalls for antiques, jewellery and unique crafts as the live music brings the town to life. Many local shops and cafes are open on the day too.

Market Dates
Treacle takes place on the last Sunday of every month
(except in December when it takes place the Sunday before Christmas)

Cheese stall at Macclesfield Treacle Market

Cheese stall

Future dates

2019 dates

Sun 27 Oct

Sun 24 Nov

Sun 22 Dec

Why ‘Treacle’?

Macclesfield is known as Treacletown referring to the story of  when a horse drawn wagon overturned, spilling its load of treacle onto the cobbles.  There are still lots of sweet things on offer!