Visit Locations


Marple and Mellor

Marple and Mellor are closer than you think!

Use this map to see how close we are and plan your journey.

Just 10 miles to the south-east of Manchester, we’re well connected by road, train, cycle path and boat.

Visting the Oldknows sites at Marple and Mellor

Getting here

By train: Marple Station is the nearest, on the Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield line.

By car from the west: Follow signs for Stockport & Marple from the M60.

By car from the east: From the M1 Take Jct 37 and follow the A628 to the A560 and follow the road into Romiley. Turn left onto the A627 following signs to Marple.

By bus: From Stockport 383, 384, 375 (to Mellor) Between Stockport & Hayfield 62, 62A & 358.

By bicycle: A section of National Route 55 allows a gorgeous countryside cycle from Stockport to Marple. Bike racks are available outside Marple Library.

By boat: We’re on the Peak Forest Canal, search for us here

Click on any of the three site pages above in the main site navigation to see our stunning locations, and how best to reach them once in Marple.



Our historic area includes steep hills, uneven ground, and live archaeological sites, and due to their unique locations, they don’t all have convenient parking places.

If you use a manual or electric wheelchair we recommend you visit with someone for safety.

We’re working on improving access, both in the way we landscape our sites and by providing better information about what to expect at each of our locations.

Please call 07825 044 379 or email in advance of your visit for advice, or if you have feedback on accessibility or any part of your visit.

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Map & Guide PDF Download

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Take the Tour

Plug in your earphones, put your phone away and listen as Samuel Oldknow takes you on a tour of his finest work. All triggered via the magic of bluetooth and beacons.

Available in App Store and Google Play!

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Take a look! Just a small list of all the things achieved other the 4 years.