The Venue
The Venue
Our cookery school is based at the headquarters of The Vegetarian Society in Altrincham, Cheshire. Getting here couldn't be easier. We're within easy access of the motorway networks and only a 15 minute walk from Altrincham Metrolink and train station.

Getting Here
Weekend course information:
If you are attending a weekend course and can no longer attend or are having difficulty finding the venue, please telephone the teaching kitchen on 0161 925 2031. Please note this number is not for general enquiries which can be made during office hours on 0161 925 2000.

By Car:
The school is based at Parkdale, on Dunham Road in Altrincham (A56) on the southerly outskirts of the town).

If approaching from the south, leave the M56 at junction 7 and at the roundabout take the third exit signed A56 Altrincham.

If approaching from the north, take the M60 ring road round Manchester, then join the M56 following the signs towards Manchester airport. Leave the M56 at Junction 7 and at the roundabout take the third exit signed A56 Altrincham.

By Train:
A tram service (Metrolink) runs from Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria stations direct to Altrincham Interchange. If you are arriving at Deansgate station you can catch the metro at the Deansgate-Castlefield stop across the road via the connecting foot bridge.

If you are traveling to Altrincham from the south you can change at Stockport if you wish and travel direct to Altrincham via the Chester train. Note that there is only one train per hour from Stockport to Altrincham. Alternatively you can continue to Manchester Piccadilly to catch the Metrolink. Trams from Manchester depart to Altrincham approximately every 10 minutes.

By Bicycle:
Parkdale has an open bike shed which can be used by students to store their bicycle for the duration of the course. Note that bicycles are not permitted on the Metrolink.

By Bus:
We are not on a direct bus route so the quickest way to get here from Altrincham town centre is to walk or get a taxi from there. The closest bus stop is the junction at Park Road/Dunham Road (10 minutes walk to us) which is serviced by the buses 5, 35 and 289.

Taxi Services:
A taxi rank is situated outside Altrincham on the main road and the fare to the Vegetarian Society is around £3.50. Their telephone number is 0161 941 2222.

By Air:
We are about 15 minute drive from Manchester International Airport. A taxi rank and a regular bus service (The number 18) operates from the airport to Altrincham Interchange.

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