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Travelling around Altrincham

Travelling around Altrincham

Situated in Greater Manchester – right next to the Cheshire border – Altrincham is an affluent commuter town in the North West of England, not far from Sale, Warrington and Manchester city centre.

With the bright lights of Manchester just a stone’s throw away, as well as a thriving shopping district and recently renovated market, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in this bustling town.

Altrincham has excellent air, road and rail links. Arriva buses run services in the area, with routes to and from Stretford, Sale, Manchester and the Trafford Centre, as well as Manchester Airport.


Market stall

Established as a market town around the 13th century, Altrincham was historically part of Cheshire and became part of Greater Manchester in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. But the town’s history runs even deeper than that, with the remains of Roman roads leading to Chester and York running through the Broadheath area. The Altrincham we know today remains a highly desirable place to live, with house prices being – on average – more than double that of Greater Manchester.