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This is Rochdale

Located in the North West, between Manchester and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, there's more to Rochdale than you think.

Rochdale Borough is always brimming with family fun and festivals! Look at our full list of events.

Great days out in Rochdale

Download your FREE 24 page guide (2.6MB pdf) and enjoy some great days out in Rochdale, for attractions, events, heritage and family fun.

Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K

Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year on Sunday, 8 October 2017ā€‹.

Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival 7 days of inspiration, Tuesday, 17 October - Monday, 23 October 2017, covering literature, drama, music, comedy, current affairs, creative writing and spoken word.

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering FREE access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. This takes place Thursday, 7 September - Sunday, 10 September 2017.

Heritage Open Days 2017.

Dippy is coming to Rochdale

The Natural History Museum'sā€‹ famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus is leaving the museum for the first time to go a on a tour of the UK, and Rochdale has been selected as 1 of just 8 venues which will host him during the tour. Dippy is coming to Rochdale


See the Rochdale peregrine falcons

Peregrine falcons have nested outside the clock tower at Rochdale Town Hall since 2008. The birds have attracted considerable public interest and they are regularly seen soaring above Rochdale town centre hunting for food. See the peregrine falcons in Rochdale

See the Rochdale peregrine falcons.