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Monday, May 23, 2016

The Lower Turk's Head Pub

The Lower Turk's Head pub in central Manchester, close to the Arndale Centre in the Northern Quarter, is one of the city's oldest pubs dating back to 1745.

The Lower Turk's Head Pub, Manchester.


After being closed for a period, the pub reopened in 2013 and is located right next door to Scuttler's Wine Bar - a converted bookshop. The pub retains its original 1920's tile work and the interior has been lovingly restored with wooden benches, a brick fireplace and period signs.

There are seven bedrooms offering good value accommodation with optional breakfast.

The Lower Turk's Head Pub, Manchester, UK.


The Lower Turk's Head serves a range of local real ales and guest beers as well as food.

The name "Lower Turk's Head" supposedly comes from the fact there was another Turk's Head pub higher up Shudehill.

The Lower Turk's Head
36 Shudehill
M4 1EZ
Tel: 07814 184384

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hayfield

Hayfield is a pretty village at the foot of Kinder Scout in the Peak District. Hayfield is 18 miles south east of Manchester and about 10 miles north of Buxton.

Hayfield Cricket Club, Hayfield, Derbyshire.


Hayfield is in the pretty Sett Valley between the towns of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop and New Mills. The village is a nice place to come for a pub lunch and a walk in the surrounding hills. There are a number of good pubs in the village including the Sportsman Inn, which is close to the outskirts and close to a walking trail along the River Kinder. Popular walks include going up to Kinder Scout (which is on the Pennine Way) and the Kinder Reservoir.

Hayfield, Derbyshire.

Hayfield, like many of the surrounding towns and villages such as New Mills and Glossop, developed during the Industrial Revolution, with the opening of a number of textile mills and a railway link to manchester. Nowadays, however, industry and railway line have both long gone and Hayfield has returned to being a quiet rural village. The nearest railway stations are at New Mills and Glossop and there are bus connections to Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop, New Mills and Stockport.

Hayfield, Derbyshire.


The natural springs in the village, though no longer used as a source of drinking water, are still celebrated in annual "well dressing" ceremonies.

Hayfield is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon and is within easy reach of both Manchester and Stockport by car.

Castleton and Mam Tor are a short drive to the south east.

Hayfield, Derbyshire.


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