Trains to Wilmslow

How to get there, what to do and how to get home with Avanti West Coast.

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If you know your Housewives of Cheshire, you’ll already be quite familiar with Wilmslow. The market town is the northern point of the so-called Golden Triangle, a quintet of affluent towns in the east of the county – Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Mottram St Andrew and Prestbury – that’s well known for being the haunt of footballers, celebrities, businesspeople and Cheshire’s aristocracy. Porsches, Lamborghinis and Bentleys line the streets, the dining is fine, and the bars are exclusive. And if life in Wilmslow isn’t good enough, it’s also served by Avanti West Coast. Some towns have all the luck.

As well as being a playground of the rich and famous, Wilmslow is a working town, with a real sense of community and culture that goes back through the generations. Lots of businesses have set up shop here, including pharmaceutical companies, solicitors, fashion brands and insurance companies, and as the staff aren’t all millionaires, there’s always a nice place to have a pub lunch or coffee without breaking the bank. It’s also a commuter town, mainly for Manchester, but also for Liverpool and Chester, so the railway is particularly useful. Find out all about travelling to Wilmslow here.

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Popular Avanti West Coast trains to Wilmslow

Wilmslow Station is on the West Coast Mainline right between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent, so it’s right at the heart of things, and very easy to reach from all over Britain.

Fastest Journey Times

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Stockport to Wilmslow

7 minutes

Manchester to Wilmslow

15 minutes

Crewe to Wilmslow

15 minutes

London to Wilmslow

1 hour 47 minutes

Stafford to Wilmslow

34 minutes

Milton Keynes to Wilmslow

1 hour 23 minutes

Watford to Wilmslow

1 hour 36 minutes

Things to do in Wilmslow

You might not be surprised to discover that Wilmslow is home to a wealth of boutique shops and independent craft retailers. From fashion to furniture, you’ll be able to find anything you want to ensure you and your home are completely in vogue. And once you’ve had your retail therapy, you’ll probably want to visit a cafe, bar, wine bar, cocktail lounge or restaurant (whatever floats your boat), where you can chill out for a few hours and maybe indulge in a little celebrity spotting. Three points for a Corrie star, two for a footballer, one for the bloke off that episode of Midsomer.

Outside the town is Quarry Bank, a National Trust property that lets you witness a working mill from the height of the industrial revolution. As you’d expect from an NT location, it’s immaculately kept. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and plenty of water features, you can easily spend an afternoon wandering around, admiring the gardening skills on display.

If you like to stretch your legs, have a walk around Lindow Common, an ancient heathland surrounding a lake, with oodles of wildlife pottering around. If the name sounds familiar, it’s the location of the world-famous Lindow Man, a preserved bog body who met his end some 2000 years ago, and revealed a huge amount about the lifestyles of the locals … before the Real Housewives moved in.


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Wilmslow Station Information

For all you need to know about Wilmslow Station itself, visit the page below:

Wilmslow Station Information

It’s full of useful facts on accessibility, toilets, parking and much more besides – check it out before you visit.