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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.


Rochdale Christmas Market and Lights Switch On

Rochdale Christmas Market and Lights Switch On - 1pm-5.30pm, Saturday, 24 November 2018

Wrap up warm, drink steaming hot drinks and find unique gifts for your loved ones. Mouth-watering food, drinks and gifts with beautiful stalls in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall.


Rochdale Wedding Show

Rochdale Wedding Show - 11am-3pm, Sunday, 3 March 2019

Rochdale Wedding Show is always an unmissable event for brides and grooms to be, as well as their friends and families. It's the ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.

We’re planning a spectacular line-up for Spring 2019, bringing over 35 of the borough’s most beautiful, stylish and inspiring suppliers together alongside a breathtaking catwalk show, food tastings and live music. A visit will save months of planning and offer endless ideas to create that dream wedding, all under one roof.

Models posing in a car in wedding dresses.


Rochdale Food and Drink Festival

Rochdale Food and Drink Festival - 11am-8pm, Saturday, 16 March 2019.

Rochdale's celebration of all things food and drink is back on Saturday 16 March 2019 with a tasty line-up.

Rochdale Food and Drink Festival logo.


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.


Peregrine falcon webcam in Rochdale town centre

Peregrine falcons have been nesting outside the clock tower at Rochdale Town Hall since 2008. You can watch the live webcam to see the birds' progress through the nesting period as they raise their young at the top of Rochdale's most historic building.

Watch the peregrine falcons on the live webcam

Peregrine falcon flying.


Rochdale Town Hall tours

Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture.

You can take an expertly guided tour and marvel at the wonderful craftsmanship, immerse yourself in the building’s history and take a look inside the Mayor’s Parlour. 

View dates, times, prices and more about taking a tour of Rochdale Town Hall

Exterior of Rochdale Town Hall.


Dippy is coming to Rochdale

The Natural History Museum's​ 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

Dippy.