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Population: 28000
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Heywood lies between Bury and Rochdale and forms part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale around 10 miles north of Manchester. Heywood is well placed for the North West motorway network allowing access to both the M60 and M66 as well as the A627(M), There is a local rail network - East Lancashire Railways – but this is mainly a tourist attraction running steam and (more recently) diesel services as far as Bury, but only at weekends. For those longer national rail journeys you would need to get to Castleton some 2 miles away from Heywood. The name of Heywood is taken from the Anglo Saxon word for animal enclosure. The Heywood Family can be traced back as far as 1164 when a Peter Heywood was living here. The growth that the town experienced during the boom cotton years was extraordinary, in 1830 Heywood had a population of 3,000 and by 1841 there were 34 cotton mills in the town. Heywood is also known for being one of the first places in which to erect a model village. Joseph Fenton of Bamford Hall founded the village of Hooley Bridge around his cotton mill in 1826, today Hooley Bridge exists as a suburb of Heywood. For the present though the centre of Heywood is the main local shopping area with its own retail park whilst the majority of the shops in the town centre tend to be local suppliers.


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The Albany Hotel (0.34 miles)

The Albany Hotel

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The Albany is a privately run hotel. It has 14 en-suite bedrooms, with TV, tea and coffee facilities. We have single, double, twin and family rooms.Full English breakfast is included ... More

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Travelodge Manchester Birch M62 Eastbound (1.94 miles)

Travelodge Manchester Birch M62 Eastbound

Located on the M62, close to Manchester, this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring Manchester and its surrounding area. Spacious en suite rooms, TV in every room, tea and coffee ... More | visit website

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The Castleton Hotel (1.95 miles)

The Castleton Hotel

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Guests to The Castleton Hotel & Restaurant can expect a warm and friendly welcome from the proprietors Michelle, Mark and their staff.This family run hotel and restaurant offers relaxed comfortable, ... More

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Norton Grange Hotel (2.00 miles)

Norton Grange Hotel

Set in its own landscaped grounds, the 4 star Norton Grange is just off J20 of the M62, 8 miles from Manchester City Centre and 25 miles from Manchester Airport. The hotel boasts a Spa ... More | visit website

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The Villas Residence (2.16 miles)

The Villas Residence

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Silver Award 5 star Accredited Guest Accommodation (Visit Britain).Set in its own grounds this Georgian style former gentlemans residence offer accommodation set in the atmosphere of a bygone era. The ... More

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Travelodge Bury (2.61 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Broadfield Park Hotel (2.66 miles)

The Broadfield Park Hotel

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The historic Broadfield Hotel is located only minutes from the m62 and m60 motorways close to manchester. The friendly staff will make you feel at home the minute you walk through ... More

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Moss Lodge Hotel (3.41 miles)

Moss Lodge Hotel

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Moss Lodge Hotel is Rochdale's Premiere Townhouse Hotel.Built in 1848, this former mill owner’s residence has been sympathetically restored to its former glory. Standing majestically in its own grounds, Moss ... More

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Premier Inn Manchester North (Middleton) (3.67 miles)

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Ideally located for easy access to M60, M62 and M66 motorways. This hotel is well positioned for many of Manchester's attractions including Manchester city centre, Manchester Old Trafford football stadium, ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Oldham Chadderton Hotel (3.98 miles)

Set in a peaceful spot just outside the town centre, the Oldham Chadderton Hotel is the perfect option for families looking for a quiet place from which to base their stay. This is one of ... More | visit website

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