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Touchstones Rochdale is part of the national network of centres approved by Visit Britain and we hold a range of information relating to other things to see and do in the borough including:

  • Family friendly activities
  • Other heritage and cultural attractions
  • Walking, cycling and countryside events
  • Shopping and eating out

Discover the borough of Rochdale

Set beneath hills and wild moorland at the edge of the Pennines, the borough’s beautiful landscape is dissected by tranquil waterways and lakes where you can explore a world of adventure.

There’s an absorbing heritage to discover too. Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, Rochdale became one of the world’s great cotton producers in the Victorian era. An early powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, its pioneering spirit also inspired the birth of the modern cooperative movement. That extraordinary legacy can be discovered in a myriad of ways from atmospheric weavers’ cottages and mills to ancient coaching inns and fascinating museums.

With award winning restaurants and bars, and surrounded by stunning countryside, Rochdale is a great place to relax and unwind.

The Borough of Rochdale has a selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you prefer a large hotel in the centre of a town to a cosy B&B. Alternatively, if you love the great outdoors the area has some excellent campsites to choose from.

There is so much to see and do, here are some highlights: