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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Hale Barns

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Hale Barns is 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Manchester city centre, 2 miles west of Manchester Airport and close to the River Bollin. At the 2011 census, the village had a population of 9,736. The village gets its name from the tithe barn that used to stand there. When you visit Hale Barns, Walkfo brings Hale Barns places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Hale Barns Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Hale Barns

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With 50 audio plaques & Hale Barns places for you to explore in the Hale Barns area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Hale Barns places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Hale Barns history

The first reference to Hale is contained in the Domesday Book, at the time ‘Hale Barns’ was just an outlying hamlet contained within the manor of Hale. What would later become Hale Barns spent most of the medieval period as an extension of the more dominant Hale. By the middle of the 15th century Hale had established an identity completely separate from neighbouring Hale as demonstrated by the tithe barn which was established around this time.


The name Hale, which occurs throughout Britain, derives from the Anglo-Saxon halh meaning a nook or shelter, as supported by the surrounding area which has natural features that would provide shelter. “Barns” comes from the Old Tithe Barn.

Hale Barns geography / climate

Hale Barns is located at 53°22′3.36″N 2°19′4.8″W / 53.3676000°N 2.318000°W / 53.31800°W. It is located 12 miles (19 km) to the south of Manchester city centre. The town is bounded by the River Bollin, the M56 and the residential areas of Altrincham to the west.

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Visit Hale Barns PlacesYou can visit Hale Barns places with Walkfo Hale Barns to hear history at Hale Barns’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Hale Barns has 50 places to visit in our interactive Hale Barns map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Hale Barns, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Hale Barns places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Hale Barns & the surrounding areas.

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Best Hale Barns places to visit

Hale Barns has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Hale Barns’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Hale Barns’s information audio spots:

Hale Barns photo Wythenshawe Town F.C.
Wythenshawe Town Football Club is a football club based in Manchester. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Premier Division and play at Ericstan Stadium.
Hale Barns photo Altrincham Interchange
Altrincham Interchange is a transport hub in Greater Manchester. It consists of a bus station on Stamford New Road, a heavy rail station on the Mid-Cheshire Line, and a light rail stop. The original heavy rail element of the station was opened by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrinchesam Railway in April 1881. The Metrolink element opened in June 1992. The Interchange underwent a complete redevelopment at a cost of £19 million in July 2013.
Hale Barns photo Altrincham General Hospital
Altrincham General Hospital was a health facility in Greater Manchester. It was managed by the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Hale Barns photo Altrincham Hospital
Altrincham Hospital is a modern community hospital on Railway Street, Greater Manchester. It is managed by the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
Hale Barns photo South Downs Road Cricket Ground, Bowdon
South Downs Road is a cricket ground in Bowdon, Greater Manchester (formerly Cheshire) The ground is surrounded by residential housing on all sides. It also has facilities for field hockey and squash.
Hale Barns photo St Elizabeth’s Church, Ashley
St Elizabeth’s Church is on Ashley Road in the village of Ashley, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Bowdon, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the diocese of Chester. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II listed building.
Hale Barns photo Ashley, Cheshire
Ashley is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 261. The Brereton family were Lords of the Manor of Ashley for several generations. Ashley Cricket Club was founded in 1888.
Hale Barns photo Cotterill Clough Nature Reserve
Cotterill Clough is a 5.6-hectare (14-acre) nature reserve near Manchester Airport. The reserve was purchased in 1934 by public subscription as a memorial to T. A. Coward. It is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Manchester city centre.

Visit Hale Barns plaques

Hale Barns Plaques 13
Hale Barns has 13 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Hale Barns plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Hale Barns using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Hale Barns plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.