If you’ve ever taken a flight to or from Manchester Airport, there’s a strong possibility that you’ve seen one of Manchester’s most recognisable but disregarded landmarks: the Stockport Pyramid. Situated at Junction 1 of the M60 at the turnoff for Stockport town centre, this hyper-modern blue monument/ eyesore has long been a lookout for eager kids hogging window seats on planes, hoping desperately for the first sight of the pyramid to win £1 from their doting parents.
An iconic landmark (especially if you're flying into Manchester Airport), Stockport Pyramid sits at Junction 1 of the M60. Built in 1992, Stockport’s blue monolith was strangely juxtaposed against an industrial setting of Victorian mills and the iconic viaduct that dominates the Stockport skyline, and yet in the 30 years that it’s been standing, it’s become a structure that’s thought of just as fondly. Did you know that it was originally meant to be part of a collection of 4 such pyramids, a vision that never came to fruition when the developer went bust? Despite receiving insults such as ‘monstrous’ and ‘ugly’, this futuristic piece of early 90’s architecture is now officially a landmark in its own right. Catch sight of it as you’re flying into your Manchester Airport hotel and we’ll give you a quid.
What else is Stockport known for? Well, Stockport County FC of course! A professional football club competing in the National League - the 5th tier of the English Football league. Playing in blue and white, the Hatters reached the peak of their success in the 1990’s around the same time as the Stockport Pyramid made its appearance, competing in the first division for 5 seasons. Stockport County eventually fell back in the divisions following financial difficulties for the club in the 2000’s, but Hatter’s fans remain staunchly loyal to this North West club.
Stockport’s a big town, but it’s well serviced by Cheshire escorts who visit areas such as Reddish, Offerton, Hazel Grove, Bredbury, Poynton, Romiley, Marple Bridge, Marple, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Broomfield and the 4 Heatons: Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris as well as Stockport Town Centre. Once lockdown restrictions have been lifted in Stockport, Secrets will be delighted to offer you the best Cheshire companions in Stockport at the most affordable prices.