Welcome to the first instalment of our new blog series ‘In The Know’! In this series we will take you on a journey through Manchester and each of its main districts, listing the top five attractions and/or resources in each place as we go. In this first instalment we are taking a trip around the Four Heatons – Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the five most useful resources and best attractions for residents living in the Four Heatons!
Heaton Chapel Train Station
Let’s start by looking at the transport links within the area. The Four Heatons are all extremely accessible via local bus routes that run right through to the early hours. The number 192 bus travels down the A6 road through the centre of the Four Heatons and runs between Manchester City Centre and Stockport Town Centre all day and night. The area is also accessible via train at Heaton Chapel Train Station where services arrive once every half hour or so.
Now you know how to get here, let’s take a look at the next most important thing, where to go for great food and refreshing beverages! The Elizabethan is perhaps the most famous and frequented bars in the local area; especially during the summer months where visitors are able to bask in glorious sunshine within the large front beer garden. The open plan pub has all the comforts of home with open gas fires and modern decor for a relaxing and warming environment. Take a trip to see it yourself; we may even see you in there!
The Four Heatons are filled to the brim with small, local and independent businesses – none more renowned than The Savoy cinema! This small, secluded picture house is located right in the centre ofHeaton Moor and shows the latest films every evening and children’s films at the weekend. The Savoy offers a much more personal and comfortable experience when compared with your mainstream cinemas and it also provides a unique venue for you to enjoy time with family and friends.
The cinema recently closed for renovation but has since been bought by a family-run business and is expected to re-open in the autumn of this year. So don’t miss out on the chance to see the unveiling!
Heaton Moor Park
In a busy urban environment it is important to have some open land and intake some fresh air every now and then. If you are a dog owner then you will be pleased to know Heaton Moor has its own park with plenty of wildlife and beautiful surroundings. It is good to get in touch with nature every once in a while, open up the old wind pipes and breath in some crisp, fresh air. Here you can take a short stroll and reinvigorate the body and mind.
Mauldeth Hall features three small woods, boundary planting, two lakes, a productive garden, a small brook and a farm too. The building itself is beautiful and is now surrounded by a fully functioning golf course – Heaton Moor Golf Club. If you’re not a big fan of golf, the grounds still offer plenty to see and a beautiful environment for you to take a short stroll.
That’s it for the Heatons for now but we haven’t stopped there. Keep a look out and come back again to see our next edition on the area of Didsbury.