Sale (England)

Sale is a town and a pleasant south Manchester suburb in Greater Manchester. It is in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. It is historically part of Cheshire.

Sale Water Park

Get around

By plane

Sale is just 15 minutes from Manchester Airport or around 45 minutes from Liverpool airport

By tram

Sale is served by the excellent Metrolink tram system from Manchester city centre and other destinations in Greater Manchester. The town has three tram stops roughly half a mile apart: Brooklands, Sale, and Dane Road. Direct 12-minute services operate to both Bury via Manchester City Centre and Manchester Piccadilly for mainline trains, this gives a 6-minute service to Manchester city centre. In the other direction there is a 6-minute service to Altrincham.

On Sundays between 07:00 and 22:30 there is a 12-minute service that runs to Manchester Piccadilly, there are no trams direct to Bury from Sale on a Sunday. If travelling on a weekend and particularly a Sunday it is worth checking that there are not alterations to the service, again as part of the Metrolink expansion/improvement works.

Sale Water Park also has a stop on the Manchester Airport line. Trams are every 12-minutes and there is a Park & Ride facility.

Metrolink tickets must be purchased from machines on the platform before you travel.

Service disruption: St Peter’s Square tram stop will be closed for more than a year from Sunday 28 June 2015. For the initial 8-weeks no trams will run through the stop; trams either terminating at Deansgate-Castlefield or Cornbrook from the south and west or from the north and east running direct between Piccadilly and Victoria only. After the initial 8-weeks, some trams will run through St Peter’s Square BUT NOT STOP. Bus replacement services and ‘walking routes’ have been set up and you are advised to check the TfGM website for detailed updates.

By car

Sale is less than a mile from junction 7 of the M60. The A56 runs to both Manchester and Altrincham.

By bus

Sale has many bus services including connections to both Manchester and Altrincham.


Bridgewater Canal through Sale



Sale is not normally thought of as a shopping destination although it does have plenty of supermarkets and other shops for one's everyday needs. Unfortunately, the nearby Trafford Centre or Manchester City Centre are the preferred destinations.


Sale has a wide variety of restaurants and take-aways with food from all over the world.


Within a short walking distance to the three tram stations there are a number of pubs.

Sale Station Kings Ransom, Slug and Lettuce, JP Joules, Waterside, The Bank, The Bulls Head

Brooklands Station The Brook, The Little Bee, The Sale Hotel, The Brooklands Tap, The Belmore Hotel,


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