Nestled in the foothills of the South Pennines, Rochdale is an undiscovered gem of the North. In addition to having over 250 listed buildings and a stunning 19th century town hall, it has a rich national heritage. It’s home to the Co-Operative Movement as well as singer Gracie Fields who was born above a chip shop on Molesworth Street. Rochdale also offers easy access to the bright lights, culture and sporting attractions of Manchester, just 12 miles down the A627.
Book hotels near Rochdale
Book a hotel near Rochdale and enjoy a break that combines city style and rugged Pennine beauty. Take a breath of fresh air at one of the many beauty spots, such as Hollingworth Lake, less than nine miles from our Oldham Chadderton Hotel. Captain Matthew Webb practised there before he became the first man to swim the English Channel. All you need to do is stroll around the perimeter and soak up the scenery. Alternatively, take advantage of your proximity to Manchester by paying a visit to Old Trafford or taking in some live entertainment at the O2 Apollo. If you prefer to simply spend time (and money) in the many shops and boutiques of the Arndale Centre, that’s fine too.
Things to do near Rochdale
Why not try the Springfield Park Model Railway, always popular with kids and train enthusiasts alike, just six miles to the north of our Manchester Birch Hotel. The miniature steam railway is set in the area’s largest country park, with ducks, geese, picnic spaces and plenty of gentle country walks. If that sounds a little slow, then zip down to Salford Quays, just 11 miles south of the Manchester Birch Hotel where you can appreciate the art of Lowry or the food of almost every culture imaginable.