A silver Canute coin is specially minted for the Knutsford Heritage Centre

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Every Friday at 2pm, from early June to the end of October, just turn up at the Heritage Centre, pay £5 and enjoy an hour long guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of the more hidden and unusual attractions. We have several themed walks, all led by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. For groups of more than 10 people we ask you to book in advance by contacting the centre (T: 01565 650506)….

Knutsford is a town in Cheshire, England, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Manchester and 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Macclesfield. The population of the town at the 2011 Census was 13,191.[1]

Knutsford is not well served by buses. The only routes with a regular service are Knutsford to Altrincham via Wilmslow (which runs half-hourly) and the Knutsford Town Circular (which runs up to half-hourly). There is also a Northwich-Tabley-Knutsford-High Legh-Altrincham bus approximately every two hours forty-five minutes and a Knutsford-Chelford-Macclesfield bus which runs every 60–90 minutes. No buses operate in the town on Sundays or on Bank Holidays.

The Town Council is leading the community in setting out a plan for the development of Knutsford through a Neighbourhood Plan.

(April - September) Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm Sunday 2pm - 5pm Closed Monday Open Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm - 5pm Winter (October - March) Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm Closed Sunday, Monday

The deadline to complete the Neighbourhood Plan survey has been extended to allow more time for residents to have a say…

Knutsford has been under the unitary council of Cheshire East since April 2009.[6] Prior to that Knutsford was in the Borough of Macclesfield.

The home ground of Toft Cricket Club[16] is located at Booths Park, Chelford Road. The Cricket Club gets its name from a neighbouring civil parish where the original ground was located when the club was established in 1928. Toft play in the ECB Premier Division of the Cheshire County Cricket League [17] It won the National Village Championship trophy at Lords in 1989.

Knutsford Rugby Club[18] was established in 2004, and is supported by players from Sale Sharks. It was promoted a division within its first season. In the 2008 season, both its 1st XV and 2nd XV gained promotion in their respective leagues.[specify]

Local folklore claims that Edward "Highwayman" Higgins had a tunnel running under The Heath, where he hid his booty.

In 2008, Aldi announced plans to open a superstore in Knutsford, but not until September 2012 did construction work start.[9] The store officially opened in July 2013. Barclays has a large campus site at Radbroke Hall on Toft Road just outside Knutsford,[10] employing several thousand staff in IT and support functions.

Knutsford Vikings Swimming Club is housed at the Knutsford Leisure Centre.[24]

Knutsford Heritage Centre is situated in a 17th-century timber-framed building just off King Street, which was a blacksmith's forge in the 19th century. It has a museum, garden, shop and gallery featuring various exhibitions, talks and events, and walking tours are also available. On permanent exhibition are the May Queen's dress shoes and crown from 1887.

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A CRIME victim who turned private detective with the help of a smartphone app tracked down his stolen £40,000 Mercedes-Benz and led police to premises.

In 2005 Knutsford was named as the most expensive town to buy a house in Northern England, followed by nearby town Altrincham. There is an extremely large range of house prices in Knutsford, currently varying from approximately £79,000 to £3,850,000.[5]

Also, the Knutsford leisure centre has holiday and after school sport clubs and daily sports you can book by going on the website.

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“The Tatton Garden Society exhibit at the RHS Tatton Park Show 2016, portrays how the River Lily in Knutsford might have looked in 1016 where, according to legend, King Canute is said to have forded the river. He ruled from 1016 as the King of England, as well as Denmark, Norway and part of Sweden until his death in 1035.

Knutsford Town Council works to represent Knutsfordians and improve Knutsford. We have set out a clear 2020 vision, are leading the town through the development of a Neighbourhood Development Plan and are working with CEC to see assets transferred back to town ownership.

Knutsford town centre has several restaurants and pubs, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. Knutsford has a medium-sized supermarket, Booths, also an Aldi, a Little Waitrose, a Sainsbury's Local, and two Co-Op stores (one on Princess Street and one on Parkgate Lane).

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Knutsford has two Anglican churches, St John the Baptist and St Cross; a Roman Catholic church, St Vincent's; a Methodist church, a Unitarian church and a Gospel church. Knutsford is located in the Church of England Diocese of Chester and in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury. The nearest Baptist church is in Altrincham and the nearest United Reformed church, Polish Catholic church and Salvation Army are located in Northwich.


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Every 10 years Knutsford hosts an international three-hour endurance race for Penny-farthing bicycles.[22]

By December 2017 Knutsford is expected to have half-hourly train services to Northwich and Manchester for most of the day except on Sundays when services will be hourly.[8]

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Tesco used to have a small shop in the town centre, which closed many years ago. The retailer had hoped to open a larger store on the edge of the town on Mobberley Road, but councillors in Mobberley objected to the development, thinking it might result in more cars travelling through their village.

The Tatton Club[20] a snooker and billiards club formed in 1926, located on Tatton Street. The club has one team who play in division 1 in the Knutsford and District Snooker League.[21]

Knutsford Town Council was created after the abolition of the Urban District Council in the Local Government Reorganisation of 1974. The town comprises four wards: Nether, Norbury Booths, Bexton, and Over. Each ward returns three councillors except for Over which, owing to its size and greater population, returns six. Each councillor serves a four-year term. The Town Council is elected whole every four years. The election held on 7 May 2015 returned 12 Conservatives and three independents.[7]

Scenes from the George C. Scott film Patton were filmed in the centre of Knutsford, in front of the old Town Hall.[27] The building was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, and for much of the 20th century was home to Knutsford Boys' Club and latterly a furniture show room and post office. It now lies vacant.[28]

The annual Knutsford Royal May Day festival is where hundreds of people parade through the streets, and the May Queen is crowned. During the May Day weekend there is also a funfair run on 'The Heath' (where the crowning of the May Queen also takes place) This is said to be one of the largest travelling funfairs in the UK.

Knutsford Gaol was built in 1817 and later extended in 1853. During the First World War it was used as a military prison. The Gaol was demolished in 1934.[4]