The market town of Rochdale has a fascinating heritage, being the birthplace of the Co-Operative Society, one of the first industrialised towns and notable residents have included Gracie Fields, Edwin Waugh, John Peel and Bill Oddie.
Rochdale lies in the foothills of the Pennines and has excellent road and rail links to Manchester and the surrounding areas. It can offer all the facilities of a modern town, plus the great outdoors and beautiful scenery of the nearby country parks.
Facts about Rochdale
Total Population: 95,796
Situated 9.8 miles north-east of Manchester
Plans have recently been passed for continuation of the Metrolink tram service to Rochdale
Rochdale AFC professional Football Team play at Spotland Stadium
There are 4 nursery schools, 70 primary schools, 13 secondary schools, 1 academy and 4 special schools in the borough
Rochdale has three hospitals in Rochdale: Rochdale Infirmary (NHS), Birch Hill Hospital (NHS) and Highfield Hospital (BMI Healthcare)
Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre has a range of boats and equipment available for hire throughout our summer season.
Healey Dell Nature Reserve is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology
The Rochdale Renaissance Masterplan is an ambitious physical and spatial plan which aims to transform the way the borough looks and functions over the next 20 years.
Almost 7000 businesses have helped establish Rochdale as a flourishing centre for industrial and commercial investment.