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  1. Peregrine falcon flying in Rochdale town centre.
    Peregrine falcons have been nesting outside the clock tower at Rochdale Town Hall since 2008. You can watch a 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.
  2. View falcons live at Rochdale Town Hall

  3. Dippy on Tour
    Visit the Dippy in Rochdale exhibitions between 10 February 2020 and 28 June 2020 and find out how life on planet Earth has changed since dinosaurs roamed the continents - and the challenges we face now.
  4. In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport". Now once again visitors can enjoy many outdoor attractions and an excellent Visitor Centre.
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  5. A steam train billowing smoke as it clears a tunnel.
    A 12 mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery. The well-equipped stations boast cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.
  6. What's on
    See what's on. Image: A skull to tail representation of the Diplodocus exhibit housed at the Natural History Museum, London.
  7. Exterior of the Rochdale Pioneers Museum.
    The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is widely regarded as the home of the worldwide Co-operative movement.
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  8. Rochdale Town Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest Victorian town halls in Britain.
  9. At the heart of the arena is the 500 seat auditorium which provides a fully functioning theatre and music and conference centre with licensed bars and café.
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  10. Queen's 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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  11. Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, 2 miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup.
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  12. Touchstones Rochdale.
    Full of fun activities for the kids, fascinating facts for adults and, for the not so young, a chance to share some cherished memories. Come and discover Rochdale's past and, perhaps, help shape its future.
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Welcome to the borough of Rochdale

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Premier Travel Inn Manchester North (Middleton)

The perfect hotel for both business and pleasure travellers.

Millcroft Tea Gardens

An enduring bit of Victorian outdoor life which is a great source of refreshment on Sundays and…

Springfield Park

Between Rochdale and Heywood, Springfield Park is the borough's largest park with landscaped and…

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Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre

In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport". Now once again…

Food stalls and visitors outside the Town Hall.

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the 2020 Rochdale Food & Drink Festival.

Falinge Park

A popular Victorian Park, close to Rochdale Town Centre. Main features are the façade of Falinge…