A well known market town, Macclesfield is located in between Cheshire East, and the county of Cheshire, England. With hardly fifty two thousand people residing in the area, this market town is home to both traditional values and cosmopolitan culture.
Considered to be the biggest producer of finished silk in the world, at one point of time nearly seventy one silk mills were operating in Macclesfield. The Paradise Mill, which is still operating has been turned into a silk museum where one can check out silk is created. In fact it also makes the public aware of the technique called Jacquard weaving. At present the 4 Macclesfield Silk Museums houses products and information from that age.
Home to some prominent industries such as pharmaceuticals, textiles, light engineering, paper and plastics, the place is also home to Arighi Bianchi – a furniture store, AstraZeneca - one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, and The King's School which was established in the 16th century.
Although the town has been criticized for its lack of cultural amentias like theaters, parks and restaurants, yet this town has an intrinsic beauty that attracts people towards this place. One visit and you will feel like you have gone back in time.