A visit to Sale gives you the perfect opportunity to combine a town centre trip with a wonderful countryside experience. In Sale town centre you can discover a huge array of independent shops and high street regulars or satisfy your creative side.  From the town centre it’s an easy trip to bound into nature or experience canal-side drinking and dining. Here are our Sale top 5.

1. Makers Market

Find unique handcrafted gifts, handmade pastries and much more from artisan creators, makers and producers. Every third Sunday the Makers Market takes over Sale town centre.

2. Bridgewater Canal

Connecting Manchester city centre to the coast via the River Mersey, a key player in the Industrial revolution. The Bridgewater Canal weaves through Sale and is the perfect place to take an afternoon stroll, or hop on your bike and follow the Bridgewater Way.

3. The Bridge Pub

Serving classic British dishes in an ideal canal-side location with indoor and outdoor seating. The quaint pub and restaurant is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch after moseying round the town centre and a canal-side stroll.

4. Walkden Gardens

Step into nature at Walkden Gardens, a short walk from Sale tram stop. Enjoy the manicured lawns, Cherry Walk and Japanese Garden, plus many more beautiful garden spaces. Walkden Gardens is a perfect spot for a sunny winter stroll, or a picnic in warmer weather. Plus, the theatre lawn regularly hosts theatrical events and cinema screenings, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

5. Waterside

A thriving and vibrant arts venue at the heart of Sale. With a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces Waterside is a regional hub for performance and visual art, plus home to the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive, with many well-loved animated characters from Noddy to Bill and Ben, to Dangermouse.

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