Hale Barns is a village near Altrincham in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Historically part of Cheshire, Hale Barns lies about south of Manchester city centre, 2 miles west of Manchester Airport and close to the River Bollin. At the 2001 census, the village had a population of 9,143.
During the medieval period, Hale Barns was originally an outlying area of the township of Hale but the growth in prosperity of the area led Hale Barns to become established as a separate settlement. The village gets its name from the tithe barn that used to stand in Hale Barns. Before the industrial revolution, Hale Barns was an agricultural village, but since then evolved into a commuter settlement. Today the village is a rural place with 'The Square' as its economic centre which is currently undergoing redevelopment. Catholic boys grammar school St Ambrose College is in Hale Barns. The village is also home to Ringway golf club. Cotteril Clough, in Hale Barns, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its ancient and diverse woodland.