Dating back to 1842, leafy Alderley Edge station in Cheshire on the Crewe-to-Manchester Line is an important commuter hub for the northwest of England. Just 13 miles south of Manchester Piccadilly, Alderley Edge connects commuters to Crewe, Stockport and Manchester Airport. A popular haunt for Premier League players - including, at one time, David Beckham - on match days some services extend to Old Trafford, Manchester United's the home ground.
Alderly village has a rich cafe culture and high-end designer shops, catering to the many famous actors and millionaires living in the village. You never know which big Coronation Street name you'll bump into while wandering though the mock Tudor, Italian and neo-Georgian architecture of the high street. Away from the village is the ornate Capesthorne Hall and Gardens, the charming Nether Alderley Mill and the sprawling Cheshire countryside. Ramblers beware - there is an old wives' tale of a wizard walking the nearby woodland.