Rochdale was once an
important cotton town.
The world's widest bridge and the
neo-Gothic town hall are just two features of the town centre.
The town's heritage has been
restored in the form of the Ellenroad Cotton Mill, now a visitor
You can explore
other fascinating aspects of Rochdale's heritage,
the worldwide Co-operative movement
was started here by the Rochdale Pioneers in 1844, and a Pioneers
Memorial Museum in Toad Lane tells the story. Discover
contrasting architectural styles and find inspiration in the local
galleries and museums.
Each of the towns that make up the
borough have their own appeal and offer different styles of shops
With the borough’s dramatic location on
the edge of the Pennines comes spectacular views over the Pennine
moors, wooded river valleys and country parks. In particular, the
valleys of the Roch and Spodden, and the moors at Blackstone Edge
are very attractive.