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Postcode: OL11/OL12/ | code search
Population: 96000
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Birthplace of:
John Bright
Steve Coogan

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Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
The Bacup Coco-Nutters

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Royal Toby Hotel
"Good Points: The room was clean, staff were courteous, breakfast was excellent Bad Points: The food in the restaurant was overpriced in it's hark back to the 70's state. The ..." More

Rochdale Indoor / Outdoor Market
"We visited this market with a view to possibly renting a stall in the indoor market. By god-what a graveyard. Talk of the Mary Celeste. 85% of the market units ..." More

Harrows Inn
"Me and my family called in of speck and we were pleasnntly surprised at the quality and great value for money ,. "carvery". amazing at £3.50 for a great ..." More

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Some fourteen miles North of Manchester lies the town of Rochdale, former home to Gracie Fields and the former larger than life MP now known as Sir Cyril Smith. Rochdale can trace its historic roots back to the Domesday Book and since medieval times has been an important market town that were held as far back as the 13th Century. By Tudor times the area had a growing reputation for the production of woollen cloth but it was the Industrial Revolution that was to dramatically change the landscape of Rochdale as it embraced the new technology and textile mills were erected. The industrial wealth created meant that Rochdale was growing in importance as an industrial centre and in 1856 the council decided that they would need a new Town Hall. A competition was held and the winning design by William Henry Crossland of Leeds was selected to be erected alongside the River Roch. Today the River Roch runs beneath the town and this magnificent Victorian building is set with gardens on three sides with the parish church towering over it on the steep bank beside. The demise of the cotton industry came about because of cheaper supplies from elsewhere and this left Rochdale with a challenge which it has overcome. Today Rochdale has the Kingsway Business Park to attract a wide range of businesses and it is envisaged that over 7,200 people will be employed here attracting another 1.800 jobs in the next ten to fifteen years. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy some retail therapy in the town centre at either of its two indoor shopping centres and Rochdale has the Rochdale Way a circulatory path of some 50 miles for all to enjoy. Just two minutes from the centre of Rochdale and you will find the bus station whilst the railway station is around a ten minute stroll. Population 96,000


Crossleys Accountants
Shaw Mitchell & Co
Upfront Financial Services


British Colour Makers Association


Corgi Heritage Centre
Ellenroad Engine House
Rochdale Pioneers Museum
Whitworth Water Ski and Recreation Centre

Care Home

Springfield Park Nursing & Residential Home


Odeon Rochdale


Kandy Club


Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council


D K Desai & Partners
D N Gill & Associates


Baillie Street Health Centre
Drake Street Surgery
Milnrow Health Centre
Vicars Drive Surgery
Wellfield Surgery

Estate Agent

Andrew Kelly & Associates
Birtwell R & Son
Cowell & Norford
Crossley G & Son
Jonathan Swire Estate Agents
Peter A Duckworth
Valley Estates

Golf Club

Castle Hawk Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Spa Naturel


The Castleton Hotel


Rochdale Indoor / Outdoor Market
Rochdale Markets Cultural Crafts Bazaar

Performing Arts

The Debrose Ladies Choir

Pub and Bar

Bay Horse
Church Inn
Entwistle Arms
Fox Inn

Harrows Inn
Junction Inn
Lincoln Inn
Merry Monk
New Inn
Plough Inn
Railway Inn
Sawyers Arms
Waggon & Horses


Bayou Louisiana Restaurant
Cedar Tree
Jannis Restaurant
La Riviera Ristorante Pizzeria


Central Taxis
Ladyhouse Cars


Gracie Fields Theatre


Crown House Vets

Sports Clubs

Aquabears SC (Swimming & Diving)
Levenshulme Wesleyan CC (Cricket)
Oulder Hill Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Rochdale Football Club (Football)
Rochdale Harriers & A.C. (Athletics)
Rochdale Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Rochdale RUFC (Rugby Union)
Rochdale Triathlon Club (Cycling)


House Of Flowers
The Do Dig Doggy
Cohens Chemist
Paul Cheetham
Butterworths Of Rochdale
Duffer Menswear
Carphone Warehouse
Sandiford's Gallery

Rowlands Pharmacy
T K Maxx
J J B Sports
River Island


Springbank Interiors

Places to Stay near Rochdale

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The Broadfield Park Hotel (0.23 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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The Villas Residence (0.74 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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Moss Lodge Hotel (1.13 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 Rochdale (2.44 miles)

Premier Inn Rochdale
Ideally located within easy reach of the M62 junction 21. This Premier Inn is close to Hollingworth Lake Country Park, Gracie Fields theatre and the Co-op museum. For shops and local amenities Rochdale town centre ... More | visit website
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The Castleton Hotel (2.45 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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The Albany Hotel (2.60 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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Norton Grange Hotel (2.62 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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Oak House BB (3.87 miles)

Oak House BB

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Situated in the centre of Shaw, a small town on the outskirts of Oldham, this detached, stone house provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of all local amenities. Lying on the River ... More

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Travelodge Oldham Chadderton Hotel (4.27 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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Travelodge Manchester Birch M62 Eastbound (4.44 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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