10 things to do in Stockport

4. Step back in time at Staircase House

The historical theme continues with a visit to Staircase House, a rare opportunity to walk through the history of a single building, from 1460 to WWII. And, unlike other exhibits, here you are invited to feel, touch, listen to, and relive the narrative of this structure, from removing the sheets from the four-poster bed to trying out 17th-century quill writing. . Connected by narrow passages and a beautifully restored Jacobean cage staircase, this is a guided tour of the history of our island as it took place in a house.

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5. Visit Strawberry Studios

All does not have to kill several hours, it is sometimes the moment of quiet reflection, the opportunity to nourish nostalgia, which really makes it a place to visit. This is the case at Strawberry Studios, named after the Beatles song Strawberry fields forever, the building is still a real piece of history for music lovers. Paul McCartney, Neil Sedaka, Joy Division, the Smiths and the Stone Roses have all recorded here. Known as the iconic Strawberry Recording Studios between 1967 and 1993, the facade now houses offices inside, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the bands that have recorded hits here from making the pilgrimage to take pictures. photos and discover the surrounding streets.

6. Visit the old courthouse and dungeons

Open on the second Saturday of each month, it’s worth scheduling your visit to Stockport with public access to the Old Courthouse and dungeons. The Leet Court was held here from the 15th to the end of the 18th century and prisoners were held in the keep while awaiting sentencing or being transferred to Chester or Lancaster Assises. In addition to those who had committed more serious crimes, the cells here also housed wives who had been convicted of gossip. Now, however, story-sharing is encouraged as you learn about the rather gruesome – yet fascinating – details of life here, of the types of punishments that have been inflicted on how the trials work.

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