Exterior of Middleton Arena at night.
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  1. A mother and child feeding ducks at Hollingworth Lake.
    In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport".
    1. Walking and cycling
      Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and Littleborough offer some of the most varied walking in the Greater Manchester area.
    2. What's on
      There’s always something to do in the borough of Rochdale. From walking in the beautiful countryside to the Rochdale feel Good Festival, there’s something for everyone.
    3. Rochdale Town Hall.
      Explore the newly restored town hall from Spring 2024 with lots to see and do, from tours to family fun events and activities.
    4. Places to stay
      Hotels, B&Bs, caravan and camping and self-catering options.
    5. Lake at Queens Park.
      With tranquil gardens and a picturesque lake for visitors to enjoy, Queen’s Park is not only a Green Flag Park, it's also a great day out for all the family.
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    6. Parks and countryside
      There are many ways to enjoy the diverse beauty of the landscape around Rochdale borough. One way is by relaxing in one of our Green Flag Award-winning parks.
    7. About the area
      The borough of Rochdale is made up of 5 townships - Rochdale North, Rochdale South, Middleton, Heywood and the Pennine villages.

    Welcome to the borough of Rochdale

    Highlights

    South Pennines - Cycle and mountain bike routes

    Choose from a selection of cycle and mountain bike routes in the south Pennines.

    The crematorium at Middleton Cemetery.

    Set within 4.9 hectares, Middleton Cemetery, known locally as Boarshaw Cemetery, is an important…

    Three Gates B&B

    Local, family run pub, situated in a semi-rural location with views of the Pennine hills, yet 1.5…

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    A neatly kept path and flower bed at Denehurst Park.

    Many of the borough's parks and green spaces have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award.…

    Queen Elizabeth I Free Grammar School.

    Thomas Langley, Chancellor of England was educated in Middleton. In 1412 he rebuilt the Parish…

    Ellenroad Engine House

    Built in 1892 on the banks of the River Beal, the Ellenroad cotton mill produced fine cotton yarn…