The 'beautiful' village where The Smiths star Johnny Marr lived has 'magnificent landscapes'

Johnny Marr Marple

Johnny Marr lived in Marple

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 05/12/2023

- 05:00

Johnny Marr lived in a pretty part of the UK

Johnny Marr lived and wrote some of The Smith's biggest hits in a beautiful part of the north of England.

The musician lived in Marple Bridge, in Marple, Greater Manchester.

He shared a picture of the home where he once spent a lot of time in a 2022 post on Instagram.

The caption read: "Was in Marple Bridge first time in years.

Marple Bridge home

Johnny Marr shared a picture of his previous home online


"Took a look at the house where I wrote Back To The Old House, Still Ill, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Reel Around The Fountain and This Charming Man."

The Marple Bridge is a beautiful village that is a perfect base for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors.

It is home to the Peak Forest Canal, Marple Locks and the Roman Lakes.

The Peak Forest Canal is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing walk or to spend time in nature.

"The Peak Forest Canal is one of Britain’s most scenic waterways, running through magnificent landscape to the edge of the Peak District," Canal River Trust stated.

"For much of its length, the canal runs alongside the pretty River Goyt.

"Both the canal and the river are havens for plants and wildlife.

"The nature reserve of Goytside Meadows is home to a stunning variety of wild flowers."


It is not far from Manchester


Although Marple Bridge is a quiet part of the UK, it is only a 40 minutes drive from Manchester.

Manchester is a city full of music history and is the hometown of some of Britain's greatest bands.

The Stone Roses star Ian Brown has set up camp in Manchester.

The Jam's Paul Weller lived in a quiet part of the south of England. He stayed one mile from a "peaceful and beautiful lake" in Surrey.

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