Welcome to Macclesfield, an ancient market town nestling on the edge of the Peak District.
Historically a place of industry with a rich tradition in the manufacture of silk, its current incarnation is as a town with handsome buildings, great transport links, dynamic businesses and beautiful vistas of the breath-taking countryside a short stroll out of town. It has always forged its own unique identity which is characterised by an interesting rural/urban blend reflecting its industrial / market town heritage.
‘Macc’, as it is known to its residents, prides itself on its genuine, warm hearted and down to earth approach. It is passionate in its support for the things it cares about, whether it’s the Silkmen - the local football team, its Rugby Club, its unique events and attractions or its wonderful independent shops, bars and restaurants. The town is a complex mix of vivid contrasts but is notable, above all, for its genuine, big hearted and independently-minded people.
It was the passion for the town held by a collective of driven individuals that led to the creation of Make it Macclesfield in 2010. Make it Macclesfield is now a Community Interest Company that aims to put Macclesfield on the map as a great place to visit, live, work, play and to start a business.
This website will tell you what Make it Macclesfield is seeking to deliver and will give you an opportunity to get involved. And if you want to know what’s going on then check out our events guide ‘The Thread
’, which we aim to be the ultimate guide to things to do and see in Macclesfield.