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Inspiration

  1. Arts and culture
    We have many theatres offering a wide range of productions including concerts, plays and musicals.
  2. Attractions
    You can always find your perfect day out, whether it's following our blue and plaque trails around town or having a quiet stroll down the canal.
  3. History and heritage
    A powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, Rochdale borough is steeped in history.
  4. Parks, gardens 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.
  5. Shopping
    A great place to find that unique gift, Rochdale borough has many strong independent traders.
  6. Sports and leisure
    From rock climbing to a gentle stroll, you'll find plenty of opportunities to keep up with your favourite activity.
  7. Food and drink
    There are lots of great places to eat and drink while you're in Rochdale, including award-winning restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars.
  8. Walking and cycling
    Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and Littleborough offer some of the most varied walking in the Greater Manchester area.
  9. Things to see and do on a budget
    Events, destinations and activities for you that are free or low cost.

Highlights

The crematorium at Middleton Cemetery.

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

People Sitting On Green Grass Field

Centred on Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Hopwood Nature Reserve near Middleton provides a…

Aqueduct in a wooded clearing.

Healey Dell is a beauty spot and nature reserve rich in industrial archaeology, 2 miles from…