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You can discover the rich and varied arts and heritage of the Borough of Rochdale by visiting the award winning Arts & Heritage Centre, Touchstones Rochdale.

An early powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, its pioneering spirit also inspired the birth of the modern day co-operative movement. That extraordinary legacy can be absorbed today in a myriad of ways from atmospheric weavers’ cottages and mills to ancient coaching inns and fascinating museums.

Take the Blue Plaques walk, that will take you around all the memorable buildings and landmarks around the borough.

Find out about the heritage of our railways and canals, and the museums and galleries across the borough.

Co-operative Heritage Trails

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Pennine Bridleway

Pennine Bridleway sign

The Pennine Bridleway is the country's first National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers, and walkers, and it passes through the rugged Pennine...