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AA Gill wrote... "If Prestbury is old money, blazers and tweeds, caps and huskies, then Alderley Edge is new money and more money. It’s Dolce e Gabbana sandals, Prada rucksacks and suede-peaked baseball caps. Alderley Edge is where Manchester footballers bring their tin-opener-voiced, pony-mad, disco-found brides to set up home. It’s where loveable, long serving characters from Coronation Street settle. It was no coincidence, then, that David Beckham and Victoria chose to settle here when David was playing for Manchester United and their regular visits to the fish & chip shop was a frequent event.

Around the village, winding lanes are covered in their original sandstone setts and front boundary walls are usually built from the same local sandstone. The buildings are very varied in style with examples of Tudor, Italian, neo-Georgian and Arts and Crafts Movement designs.

Where is Alderley Edge
Just 15 miles directly South from Manchester Town Centre, 5 miles from Manchester Airport, 2 miles from Wilmslow with access to both the M56 and M6 Motorways. Alderley Edge lies some miles to the northwest of Macclesfield

The nightlife in Alderley is legendary and even attracts the attention of personalities such as Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear to comment on its breadth and depth! Every kind of after hours entertainment is available from music and food to clubs and exclusive watering holes. More champagne is sold in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge each month than in any other place in the UK.


Alderley Edge high street bristles with chic restaurants, designer shops and speciality food shops, including traditional butchers, florists and local produce shops. However, Wilmslow is just a short drive or the A34 by-pass takes you to Tesco's, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Sainsbury's

Alderley Edge takes its name from the wooded escarpment towering above the Cheshire Plain, with fine views and walks. It is situated on a steep sandstone ridge with rolling fields and woodland surrounding it. Here people can enjoy the leafy lanes and open fields and the magnificent views from The Edge itself.

On a clear day one can pick out landmarks some 30 miles away.

The area is notable for its heavily wooded streets and substantial Victorian villas set in spacious, well-planted gardens. The first villa was constructed in the early 1840s and by 1850 thirty "handsome residences" had been erected, some of them in what is now the Alderley Edge Conservation Area. The cotton barons from Manchester built their mansions here and now they are changing hands for several million pounds.

Famous people...
The area is the home of a number of affluent people, many of whom are multi-millionaires, such as football players, pop stars and business people. These include Manchester United players Rio Ferdinand, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mikaël Silvestre and Michael Carrick, as well as Liverpool star Peter Crouch, musicians Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook. A number of Coronation Street actors, including Denise Welch and Richard Fleeshman also live in the village. Other famous members of the community include property entrepreneur, worth more than £500m, Peter Jones ('Jones Homes' and 'The Emerson Group') and TV presenter and voice-over artist Stuart Hall.