Abney Hall Park
Abney Hall, built in 1847, is the focal point of the park. Its grand structure and landscaped gardens tell of the wealth of the first owner, a former Mayor of Stockport and cotton magnate.
Abney Hall Park sits on an area that was once part of the River Mersey flood plain. This means that a lot of the land is still very damp. However the park is home to an increasingly rare array of plants that flourish in wetlands.
The grand Abney Hall, which was built in 1847, sits within the park and offers a rare glimpse into the past. Prince Albert stayed at the Hall in 1857, as well as the likes of King Edward VII and Disreali. Agatha Christie is known to have produced the novels; 'The tale of the Christmas pudding' and 'After the Funeral' while staying at the Hall.