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Places to Visit

  • Rhodes Clock
    A memorial to Dr J Milson Rhodes, philanthropist and carer of the poor. This memorial is to Dr J Milson Rhodes (1847-1909), who did much for the poor, particularly the young people assigned to the Nell Lane Workhouse and… Read More
  • Didsbury Library
    In 2015 the library celebrated 100 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. Alderman Fletcher Moss was dismayed by Didsbury’s lack of… Read More
  • Stenner Woods
    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. The Wood… Read More
  • Parsonage Gardens
    A very special garden – it has won Gold in RHS competitions and has been described as “the best garden in Manchester”. These gardens are opposite the ancient parish church of St. James’ on Stenner Lane, entered through… Read More
  • St. James’ Church
    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. The history of St. James’ Church, which… Read More
  • Fletcher Moss Park and 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.  Fletcher Moss Park is part botanic garden and part wildlife habitat. Stretching to the… Read More
  • Marie Louise Gardens
    Marie Louise Gardens is a small wooded park located amongst residential housing and often described as Didsbury’s hidden gem. Over 100 years old, these beautiful gardens were built for Josephine Silkenstadt, the widow of a cotton merchant, in memory of… Read More
  • 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.  Fog Lane Park is off Fog Lane. Didsbury.  It was purchased… Read More
  • Didsbury Park
    Didsbury Park is a community park located amongst residential housing close to Didsbury village centre.  Didsbury Park was one of the first municipal planned parks in the city and was redesigned in the 1920s to include recreational features… Read More
  • Towers
    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 is overwhelmingly a product of the 19th century and its architectural crown is… Read More