It is highly regarded as an excellent commuter town with nearby access to the major motorway network of the M6, along with a train station that provides direct access to regional hubs of commerce, with Manchester and Stoke-On-Trent; two particularly popular commuter destinations. Congleton, as well as the attractive surrounding areas of Biddulph, Mow Cop and Scholar Green, is situated on the Cheshire Staffordshire border, and offers acres of rural beauty. Derbyshire and its iconic Peak District National Park is also nearby. In terms of what it offers newcomers to the town, Congleton benefits from a diverse selection of leading name high street shops, smaller independent boutiques, and larger outlets. Both Congleton and nearby Biddulph provide the area with an excellent choice of supermarkets, including Tesco, Aldi, Morrison’s, Marks & Spencer’s and Sainsbury’s, as well as an impressive selection of farm shops in the vicinity, striving to offer quality locally-sourced produce.
School-aged children are well-served too, thanks to a good choice of both primary and secondary schools located in and around Congleton. In terms of leisure time, whether it’s fun-filled family days in the offing, or a slower paced morning and afternoons spent taking in the sights and sounds of the area, there’s plenty to do. The former is well represented in the shape and form of Congleton Museum, Alcumlow Hall Farm, Little Harts Pottery Studio, Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Kidsgrove Ski Centre and Laser Quest Macclesfield, while the latter is served by Daneside Theatre and Clonter Opera Theatre, Bosley Cloud and Little Moreton Hall. Moreover, Congleton Park is located along the banks of the River Dane and Asbury Mere Country Park. An equally attractive Country Park is located adjacent to Biddulph Grange, with Biddulph Valley Way offering great cycling routes.