~ Places to Visit ~
There are many places to visit in Didsbury; it has a wealth of fine buildings, several parks numerous places to eat and drink, and if you are energetic, a choice of sporting activities.
For walkers, Didsbury is almost the centre of the universe!
There are countless paths and tracks ranging from a walk along the banks of the River Mersey to a stroll through a park. Dog lovers are welcome (subject to cleaning up after their dogs of course) and in most places dogs can run free.
Below we list some of the more popular places to visit:
Once the home of Fletcher Moss who did so much to shape the modern Didsbury.
Once the home of the founder of the Guardian newspaper and the place of the signing of the contract for the Manchester Ship Canal.
Didsbury Park is a community park located amongst residential housing close to Didsbury village centre.
A memorial to Dr J Milson Rhodes, philanthropist and carer of the poor.
Fog Lane Park
Fog Lane Park is a large community park with many facilities including several football pitches and other attractions. It is located a short walk from Didsbury village centre.
Fletcher Moss Park & Gardens
A highly prized Park and Garden, it contains a variety of landscapes from a rockery to a formal pergola garden, from woodland to meadow.
Marie Louise Gardens
Marie Louise Gardens is a small wooded park located amongst residential housing and often described as Didsbury's hidden gem.
St James Church is the oldest church in Didsbury and is a 'Grade 2 Listed Building'. Its origins can be traced back to 1235 when Didsbury was a tiny rural hamlet.
St. James' Church
A very special garden - it has won Gold in RHS competitions and has been described as “the best garden in Manchester”.
Stenner Woods is an area of wet woodland dominated by a rare willow carr, plus drier woodland. A wooden boardwalk forms a pathway through the wetlands. The woodland runs to the meadows and the River Mersey..
In 2015 the library celebrated100 years of serving Didsbury people! Fletcher Moss, dismayed by Didsbury's lack of a public library, was the main founder and persuaded others to support him.