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Mossley: a charming rural town in outer Manchester

Just over the hill from Ashton under Lyne lies the small Pennine town of Mossley. Ten miles from Manchester city centre, it's a surprisingly rural town with plenty of charm. The streets are lined with historical stone houses and the town itself is just a few minutes away from the north Peak District - perfect if you want to escape to the countryside for a few hours.

Explore the Portland Basin in Ashton under Lyne

Dating back to the nineteenth century, Portland Basin in Ashton under Lyne is a fantastic place to visit for adults and children alike. With a dedicated museum, you can learn all about the history of the area with exciting interactive exhibitions, including a 1920s street that features a true-to-life Edwardian kitchen parlour.

A city of culture in Manchester

Whether you're travelling by car or by train, you can reach Manchester in less than half an hour from Mossley. One of the UK's biggest cities, it's a hive of activity, from its thriving foodie scene to the fantastic museums and art galleries that are free to explore. Want some recommendations? Trace the city's industrial history at the Museum of Science and Industry, and visit the Lowry Culture Centre to see a thrilling theatre performance.

Looking for accommodation in Mossley? Travelodge Ashton under Lyne Hotel and Travelodge Oldham Hotel are just 20 minutes away, while Travelodge Glossop Hotel, five minutes further out, is situated on the border of the Peak District.