Altrincham, located in Cheshire, is a traditional market town that is located within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. The town was originally established in 1290. There are numerous sights to see in town, including Dunham Massey Hall, which dates back to the 18th Century and includes a 250 acre deer park, which is owned by the National Trust. The historic market, which dates back more than 800 years, is another popular attraction in town. There are also numerous shops as well as dining options located in the area. In addition, visitors will find there are plenty of accommodation options.
The English market town of Altrincham is located within the Metropolitan Borough that is known as Trafford and this is located in part of Greater London. The town is located on the flat ground on the banks of the River Mersey. The town of Altrincham is located about eight miles to the south west of the city centre of Manchester, about three miles south west of Sale and also ten miles to the east of Warrington. The town of Altrincham has a population of about forty one thousand.
Altrincham was once part of the area that is known as Cheshire. The town of Altrincham was first established as a market town during 1290 at a time when a lot of communities were based mainly around agriculture as opposed to trade. There is still a market held within the town nowadays.
Over the years the outlying villages have been absorbed into the town and this has led to the growth of the town and the absorption also included the grounds that were part of the hall that was known as Dunham Massey. A lot of the growth of the area came about during the Industrial Revolution.
Historically the economy of the town focused on two main sectors, which were market trade and also agriculture. The economy of the town declined slightly during the fifteenth century however it did recover and the annual fairs lasted up until the middle part of the nineteenth century.