Stockport Railway Station

Your itinerary for Stockport when discovering Amazing Women by Rail .... 

Take the free bus from outside the station to the town centre.

Stockport Museum is next to the historic market hall at 30, Market Place (SK1 1ES).

The Tourist Information Centre is based here.

Purchase a copy of Suze Appleton's fascinating little book on Elizabeth Raffald.

Many other local guides and books are on sale. Look around the museum and its exhibitions.

Turn left out of the museum and ahead of you is St Mary's Church where Elizabeth Raffald is buried.

Inside the church is Stockport Heritage Centre SK1 1YG (open Tuesday; Thursday; Friday ; Saturday) which has some interesting items on display.

There are free heritage trail leaflets available which will take you to the Hat Works at Wellington Mill, (SK3 0EW); Plaza Cinema, Mersey Square (SK1 1SP) and many other places.

The Plaza is unique - a wonderfully restored Art Deco "Super Cinema" with regular films, plays and concerts.

Treat yourself to lunch or an afternoon cream tea in their cafe. 

Elizabeth Raffald's nephew, George, built the Arden Arms in Millgate (SK1 2LX) which is still open.