Spend the Day in...Bramhall

Village Square, Bramhall

Village Square, Bramhall - Credit: Archant

Bramhall was named one of the friendliest places to live in Britain earlier this year, following a research study by the University of Sheffield that assessed the health of communities by looking at how rooted people are in their neighbourhood.

The findings showed that residents of Bramhall are the friendliest in the country and have more community pride than anyone else, are proud to call Bramhall home, and have the strongest sense of belonging of anywhere in Britain.

While all this might make you want to move there, there are also plenty of reasons to choose Bramhall simply for a day out too!

While Bramhall has a population over around 25,000 people, the string community feel and warmth of reception you’ll receive there makes it feel much more like a village than a busy town. The majority of retail businesses are situated around Bramhall’s central Village Square, though there are some treats to be found on the main roads into and out of the town too.

Enjoy browsing interiors and gift shops, fail to resist the delights to be found in the wonderful Sorella fashion boutique and let the children loose in A Sweet Thought (possibly the most tempting sweet shop in the world!)

Feeling peckish – LOTS of options here! Go West for New York style at Napa Lounge and enjoy a steak at this shrine to all things meat, or head East to Khandokar for a delicious curry; both venues deservedly achieve top five rankings on TripAdvisor.com. The number one spot however is taken by sandwich shop Sandwich Heaven, which apparently lives up to its name!

You can’t head to Bramhall without checking out Bramall Hall; one of Cheshire’s grandest black and white timber-framed buildings, this is a manor house built in the traditional local style and dates back to Tudor times. With six centuries of history seeping from its very walls, this is an experience all the family will enjoy.

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Bramall Hall is set like a jewel in the crown of Bramhall Park: 70 acres of glorious parkland which have been landscaped in the style of Capability Brown. The park features two lakes, woodland walks and gardens. Potter the Hall and gardens yourself or book a guided tour and really get into the history, whatever your choice it will be an experience to remember.

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