Bredbury is a suburban town within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It is located 7.9 miles south of Manchester, 1.8 miles east of Stockport and 3.2 miles south west of Hyde.
The name Bredbury is Anglo-Saxon and probably dates from the first permanent settlement. Names found in nearby villages suggest the Norse invaders found their way into the district, probably during the 10th century.
The Industrial revolution, and the construction of the Peak Forest canal by Samuel Oldknow had a striking effect on Bredbury. By the 1930's and after WWII, the growth rate accelerated with the coming of the new industries, including engineering, chemicals, clothing and textiles.
Bredbury has extensive areas of attractive countryside, both in the river valleys and on the slopes of Werneth Low. Arden Hall is the most famous halls of of Bredbury. It was erected in 1597, but is now a ruin standing in a commanding position above the valley of the River Tame. Bredbury Hall, approached from Dark Lane, has been so altered as to have lost every vetige of its former appearence.
The village is served by Bredbury railway station, which is on the Hope Valley Line from Sheffield to Manchester. Buses link the village to neighbouring communities such as Ashton-under-Lyne and BrinningtonGeorge Lane, Bredbury