Stockport is located in the county of Greater Manchester and is
primarily and Industrial town.
Originally the town was part of Cheshire until 1974 when the
boundaries were changed. The bright lights of Manchester are only
seven miles away.
A floodlit viaduct (the largest
brick-built structure in Europe) carries the Manchester-London train
line across the Mersey valley and dominates the skyline.
Shoppers are catered for by one of
the regionís premier precincts, Merseyway, a maze of small streets
and stepped alleys as well as a number of
quieter out of town parades and a 750 year-old market.
Among the many attractions to be
found within Stockport's boundaries are Bramhall Hall, Chadkirk
Chapel in Romiley, St Mary's Parish Church in the Market Place,
underground air raid shelters in the town centre, Hatworks museum,
Stockport Museum and Lyme park.