Congleton Town Council Tourist Info & Business Directory
Congleton is an ancient market town in South East Cheshire. Congleton was granted its town charter in 1272 by Henry Lacy, who was Earl of Lincoln and Constable of Chester at the time. Today Congleton is a thriving large town of around 29,000 and has a twice weekly market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Congleton is known as 'Beartown' for legend has it that in Elizabethan times the people of Congleton sold the Town Bible to buy a bear. Bear baiting was a popular past-time in those far off days, and it is thought that this was done because the old bear died just before the annual Wakes when all businesses shut down.
This page is designed as an introduction to, and links to the official Congleton Town Council website. Below are just a few of the topics covered by the town website.
Tourist Information for Congleton and Surrounding Area
Situated in the Town Hall is a tourist information shop with a wide variety of books, maps, souveniers and information about Congleton, its attractions history and much more.
Congleton Business Directory
The main website lists a lot of businesses within the different areas of the town such as West Heath, Lower Heath, Mossley, Buglawton, Green Island and Salford. Many Congleton residents have probably never heard of the last two, but they both exist and yes, Congleton has its very own Salford!
In the business directory you will find details of retail businesses in the town centre and other areas, and commercial and manufacturing businesses:
If your business is not listed you should contact the Town Centre and Marketing Manager if you wish to be included:
Congleton Town Council Staff, Councillors, Mayor, News, Events
You will find various pages containing information about a wide variety of useful information and links to other organisations. Meet the Town Council staff, the Mayor, some information about Congleton's World Famous Carnival, and see a video of the largest maypole dance ratified by the Guiness Book of World Records!
Meeting Rooms Conference Venue Town Hall Hire
Congleton Town Hall is available to hire for functions, groups, meetings, conferences, wedding receptions, anniversaries or any type of function. The main hall can hold up to 370 people, further details and capacities can be found at:
For further information, please use the links on this page to the main website or call us on the telephone number below.
Congleton Town Council Website Local Business Directory Market Town Tourist Information Councillors Retail Commercial Cheshire
Congleton Town Hall
Tel: 01260 - 270 350
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